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 Accelerate

The HU Accelerate program is the fastest route we offer to earn your Master in Teaching. This is an alternate route (4) to teacher preparation for Washington state. 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 graduate with your Master in Teaching degree and be prepared to certify in Elementary Education with an additional endorsement in either Special Education, Bilingual Education or English Language Learners. This program starts every June with prerequisite testing requirements.

HU Residency

This is an alternate route (3) to teacher preparation for Washington state. This program partners you with a core teacher in a classroom from September through May. This residency experience gives you a year of classroom experience as a mentored resident intern (student teacher). It allows you to earn your degree in 11 months while working side by side with peers and an experienced classroom instructor in a K-8 classroom three days a week. The other days during the week you would have the opportunity to be paid as a para educator or substitute teacher. Upon completion, you will earn your Master in Teaching degree and be prepared to certify in Elementary Education with an additional endorsement in either Special Education, Bilingual Education or English Language Learners. This program starts every June with prerequisite testing requirements.

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)
Secondary Education Teacher (Grades 5-12) * with additional testing requirements

Degree Offerings

Graduate Education Department

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

Program Faculty & Staff

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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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Ed Rousculp

Interim Dean, COE; Dir, CILT/Associate Professor

Kari Terjeson

Kari Terjeson

Chair of Teacher Preparation, Associate Professor