Tacoma Program

MiT 2012 Cohort in Tacoma

Social Justice in the Classroom Requires Your Participation

Evergreen's Master in Teaching program is coming to Tacoma. 

We will hold our 2012 cohort at Evergreen's Tacoma campus

Join us for the MiT 2012 Tacoma cohort (students starting MiT in Fall of 2012). The focus for this cohort will be on successfully educating and serving urban youth and supporting the achievement of all students. The cohort theme is Widening the Circle: Creating Inclusive Education. Evergreen's MiT Program is a two year, 6 quarter program.
The cohort faculty are Sonja Wiedenhaupt, Anita Lenges and Kelly Foster.

Please note: For our Tacoma cohort, classes will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings and a half day on Saturday. All in-school placements will be during the day. In the first year of the program, you will need to be able to spend Tuesdays and Thursday during the day in the public schools. And in the second year, you will be in the schools full-time day-time for your student teaching practicum placements in the Fall and Spring quarters. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a master's degree and recommended for a Washington State Residency teaching certificate. We will begin accepting applications for the Tacoma cohort starting in October 1, 2011. The deadline for applications will be April 30, 2012.
If you are interested in applying, please contact our admissions advisor, Maggie Foran, so that you can go over your transcripts and help you draw up a plan for completing all application requirements. Email Maggie Foran with days and times that you are available for an appointment.

Updated Certification Information: As of the 2012-2013 academic year, State regulations will require that all Washington State teacher candidates take and pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in addition to meeting specific program requirements to be recommended for certification. The fee for the test will be approximately $300. Candidates at Evergreen will prepare and submit their portfolios for the TPA in their second student teaching placement. Those who do not pass will be offered an additional placement and a second opportunity to pass the TPA the following Fall. Candidates will incur additional tuition and retesting fees if a second attempt is necessary. We anticipate that more information about cost and processes will be available in the Spring of 2012 from Pearson, the testing company.

Evergreen's MiT Alumni Make a Difference

here is a list of all the awards and recognition our alums receive!

Lupe Jackson MIT 04

"I became a teacher because I took to heart Evergreen Tacoma’s motto 'Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve.' Evergreen’s MiT program helps you form a true connection with the students you’ll be teaching. Our faculty often reminded us  – 'Don’t forget the children!'"

Lupe Jackson MIT '04
Language Arts & Social Studies teacher, Hudtloff Middle School, Lakewood, WA

Eugene Bradshaw MIT 06

"I became a teacher to make a difference in the lives of children. I chose Evergreen's MiT program because your values and experiences are shared and respected. It's an exceptional educational experience!"

Command Sergeant Major (ret) Eugene Bradshaw MIT '06
Special Education Teacher, Lochburn Middle School, Tacoma, WA

Anne Hawkins MIT 99

"My students hone their brilliance every day, and I get to be there when it happens. Be there. Be a teacher. Serving other people's children—what an honor!"

Anne Hawkins MIT '99
AVID Program, Jason Lee Middle School, Tacoma, WA

Kelly Foster MIT 95

"Wanting my work in life to matter, I chose teaching. Wanting what I already was to matter, I chose MiT at Evergreen."

Kelly Foster MIT '95
Fifth Grade teacher, Park Lodge Elementary, Lakewood, WA


If you are applying to MiT for any year other than 2012, you will be on the Olympia campus.