Master in Teaching

Master in Teaching

A master’s degree in teaching will help you realize that the education process is about much more than sharing content. It’s about creating independent learners who have the critical thinking skills to grow and thrive.

About Our Program

Leverage your existing bachelor’s degree and become a teacher with a degree from Heritage! Earn a Master in Teaching (MIT) degree in as little as one year. Simply choose the program that best fits your learning style and life situation. If you have any questions, please reach out to the College of Education directly at collegeofed@heritage.edu or 509-865-8514.

HU Innovate

Courses for the HU Innovate program are conveniently scheduled during evenings and weekends to fit the needs of your busy schedule. This is a 15 month program where you will learn the latest practices from professors with years of experience working in K-12 education. Throughout the program, you get hands-on, practical teaching experience. During your final semester, you will apply what you’ve learned during your field experience in a K-8 classroom as a mentored resident teacher (student teacher).  You will graduate with Master in Teaching degree, WA State teaching certificate (K-8) and an emphasis is STEM education.

HU Accelerate

The HU Accelerate program is the fastest route we offer to earn your Master in Teaching. It allows you to earn your degree in 11 months while working as a paid full-time teacher. The program is challenging, but upon completion, you will be prepared to certify in Elementary Education with an additional endorsement in either Special Education, Bilingual Education or English Language Learner.  You will graduate with your Master in Teaching degree, WA state teaching certificate and an endorsement in special education, English language learners, or bilingual education. This program starts every June with prerequisite testing requirements. Please inquire now if you are interested!

HU Residency

Exactly the same as HU Accelerate, allowing you to earn your degree in 11 months.  The difference is that during this program you are partnered with a core teacher in a classroom.  This residency experience gives you a year of classroom experience as a mentored resident intern (student teacher). You will become a teacher by working side by side with peers and an experienced classroom instructor in a K-8 classroom two or three days each week. The other days during the week you will have the opportunity to be paid as a Para educator or substitute teacher.  You will graduate with your Master in Teaching degree, WA state teaching certificate and an endorsement in special education, English language learners, or bilingual education. This program starts every June with prerequisite testing requirements. This program starts every June with prerequisite testing requirements. Please inquire now if you are interested!

Additional Endorsements

For certified teachers looking to add endorsements, we are also able to offer endorsement classes in the area of special education, English language learners, and bilingual education.  These endorsements specifically require coursework and testing.  Please inquire about these offerings any time during the year.

  • ELL
  • SPED
  • BLE

Career Options

Elementary Education Teacher (Grades K-8)
Middle Level Education Teacher (Grades 4-9)

Degree Offerings

Graduate Education Department

Master in Teaching, M.I.
T.
Elementary Education (K-8)

Program Faculty & Staff

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Cynthia Burns

Graduate Programs Assistant

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Livia Castilleja

Certification Officer

Yusuf Incetas

Yusuf Incetas

Associate Professor

Paul Landry

Paul Landry

Assistant Professor

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Kristen Maxwell

Assistant Professor

Corey McKenna

Corey McKenna

Professor

Joanie-Monroy

Joanie Monroy

Associate Professor

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Kari Terjeson

Associate Professor