Preparing Learner-Focused, Adaptive, and Holistic Teachers.
I vividly remember my fifth grade teacher at Eastgate Elementary. I loved playing gym hockey with him, watching him crash to the floor to block a shot from one of his fifth-graders. But, more than gym hockey, the thing I remember most about Mr. McElroy was that he regularly pointed out my potential. I recall the solar system project that I rushed through and tossed on his desk at the last minute. Mr. McElroy should have just given me a failing grade on the project and been done with it. Instead, he pulled me aside and said, "Ron, I'm going to let you to re-do this, because you have the potential to do an amazing job on this report!" Those words of potential still resonate in my head, affecting how I approach difficult projects to this day.
Teachers change lives. A teacher's influential words can resonate within their students for years to come, inspiring them to excel in profound ways! There's so much potential in our next generation of P-12 students. We need quality, well-trained teachers who will dive on the floor while playing gym hockey with their students and who will foster the potential brimming in the lives of those students!
Our Master in Teaching (MIT) program prepares college graduates who have decided they want to enter the teaching profession for the first time. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program develops experienced teachers and educators with professional knowledge and refined instructional skills to become transformative leaders in their classrooms, schools, and districts.
Classes are held in the evening on the campus of Northwest University, with field experience opportunities in both public and private schools throughout the Seattle area.
Northwest University's School of Education promotes life-long learning through our continuing education program. These courses are designed to support a professional teacher's schedule, provide professional development, and can be applied towards graduate studies. Read more information about Continuing Education Credits.
Our School of Education faculty bring strong academic knowledge and practical experience in the field of P-12 education. Drawing on full-time faculty, as well as adjunct practitioners, candidates are prepared to be educational leaders through rigorous, relevant, and hands-on training.
“Now that I've completed the MIT program I am an ELL teacher at Rose Hill Junior High. I'm also a consultant teacher for the district.”
Brittani Brown talks about the Master in Teaching program.
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