Master in Teaching

Application Checklist

  • Application Form A fully completed Master in Teaching Admissions Application Form (paper or online version).
  • Fee A non-refundable processing fee of $50, Paper application fee can be paid by check (mailed with application), or in person at college cashier with cash, check, money order or debit card (MasterCard or Visa), or through your my.evergreen.edu account online. Online application fee is paid by preferably by debit/credit card on your CollegeNet applyWeb account, or through an electronic check through a U.S. bank (which can take up to six business days to process).
  • Résumé Include all key educational, employment and volunteer experiences, past and current, relevant to your success as a teacher. Also include a statement of your experience within the past two years in a public school classroom, observing, volunteering or working with diverse students at the grade levels you wish to teach. Forty or more hours encouraged.
  • Endorsement Worksheets One endorsement worksheet per endorsement area—maximum of two. An endorsement worksheet indicates completed, planned and in-progress subject matter coursework in relation to the content knowledge expectations for that endorsement. Download at www.evergreen.edu/mit. If you cannot download materials, contact the MiT Advising Office at 360.867.6559 and one will be mailed to you.
  • Official Transcripts Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended (including Evergreen). Transcripts should:

A. verify a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on the final 90 quarter credit hours of an undergraduate transcript, or an equivalent level of scholarship on narrative transcripts, and
B. reflect the verification of the award of a bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by its regional accrediting body.

Admission can be offered on the basis of work-in-progress if the bachelor’s degree is completed prior to program entrance. An official transcript bears the seal and signature of the issuing institution and is sent directly by the institution to Evergreen’s Office of Admissions, or is enclosed in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution and delivered by the applicant to Admissions.  Evergreen can also receive official transcripts delivered by registered members of Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance and Scrip-Safe International.

  • WEST-B Results Official results from all portions of the Washington Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B) or acceptable SAT or ACT scores.. For information and to register, visit www.west.nesinc.com
  • WEST-E Results Official Washington Educator Skills Test- Endorsements (WEST-E) results for each endorsement area selected. For information and to register visit  www.west.nesinc.com
  • Recommendations Three letters of recommendation, all from professionals, who can write about one or more of the following: your work with children, academic work, writing ability, interpersonal skills and jobrelated experiences. You are encouraged to include:

A. a letter from a teacher or other educator who is aware of your interaction with children/youth (ideally the teacher who hosted your observation/work in a public school setting).
B. a letter from a college professor if you attended class within the past three years.

  • Personal Statement (typed, two-pages) explaining:

A. why you want to teach.
B. why you decided to apply to Evergreen’s MiT Program.

  • Essay (typed, two-pages) in which you:

A. offer and support a thesis about the statement below, and
B. make sure to include how your background, behaviors and experiences have prepared you to work with these issues in the classroom.

It is virtually impossible to be raised in the culture of the United States without being taught racial, ethnic, gender and socioeconomic class biases, yet teachers today must be prepared to work with children from many backgrounds. They must also be prepared to demonstrate a commitment to the highest ideals of U.S. society and of public education.