MiT Director's Welcome
By its very nature, teaching attracts people who want to make a difference — not only in the lives of their students, but in the future of our globally connected society. Our schools are called upon to help children and youth develop physically, emotionally, and cognitively in order to create meaningful lives for themselves and to participate collaboratively and creatively in public life. In a country and world that are becoming more diverse and complex each day, public education can play a key role in nurturing and educating citizens who care about equity and justice for all beings. It is teachers who take on these responsibilities every day.
The Evergreen State College's nationally recognized Master in Teaching program is more than just a means to certification. It's a chance to question one's own knowledge and perceptions, gain a broader and deeper understanding about the diverse cultures that comprise our society, and develop new understandings about teaching and learning. Prospective teachers gain the knowledge and skills to create learning environments that support student engagement and achievement, as well as the possibility for a more just and equitable society. MiT students are provided with multiple opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills both on campus and in public school placements, as well as the support to grow personally and professionally.
If you are a passionate, critical thinker, dedicated to collaboration and learning, and with a real desire to make a difference in the community where you will teach, this is your chance to seize an outstanding opportunity and explore new frontiers in teacher education.
We invite you to apply to our MiT program and hope you will find this catalog a useful introduction. If you would like more information or have any questions about our school and its programs, please don't hesitate to call or email us - or come for a visit! Current MiT students are always willing to talk with you about the wisdom of choosing the best possible career - teaching -and about their experiences here at The Evergreen State College.
Welcome to Evergreen!
Dr. Sherry Walton , MiT Director
Director, Teacher Education Programs