Apply to the MiT Program

Requirements for current Evergreen undergraduate applicants
  • Have been enrolled at Evergreen for a minimum of one quarter

  • On track to graduate with 180 undergraduate credits towards your bachelor's degree prior to enrolling in the Fall quarter of the MIT Graduate program (eligible to graduate in Spring or Summer 2022). Check your Academic Progress page in my.evergreen.edu to confirm your credit status. 

  • Transfer students must complete their final 45 credits at Evergreen, which can include the 12 undergraduate credits in the MiT Program

  • Evergreen students graduating before Spring 2023 or enrolled at Evergreen as post-baccalaureate students must use the application for Graduate and International Students.

The deadline for applications is August 13, 2022.

Ready to Apply?

If you would like to apply for the MiT Undergraduate/Graduate Dual Degree Program, please reach out to Assistant Director Luis Apolaya Torres (luis.apolaya_torres@evergreen.edu) after May 2 to receive the link to apply.

Top applicants will be invited for a group interview in October. To be considered for admission you must submit:

  1. A formal application submitted to the MiT program with $50 application fee

  2. Responses to admissions prompts a, b, and c below. Responses should be between 300-500 words for each prompt.

    • Look over what area you intend to teach and indicate how your course work has prepared you to teach in this area. This should match the endorsement area you indicate in your application. Name your strengths in preparation, areas needing growth, and plans for next steps. 

    • Look over what area you intend to teach and indicate how your life experiences have prepared you to teach in this area. This should match the endorsement area you indicate in your application. Name your strengths in preparation, areas needing growth, and plans for next steps.  

    • Education is both a social good and structurally unjust. Explain your understanding of this contradiction and ways it can be addressed. 

  3. 50 hours of volunteer or paid work with youth of K-12 age in a public school and a community-based organization setting over the last 5 years. Ideally, candidates would meet this requirement with approximately 40 hours of work in a public school setting and 10 hours of work in a community-based organization (CBO), though the hours can be split between the two categories in any way that add up to a minimum of 50 hours.

    • Document your experience on an Hours Log Sheet (Word)

    • A response addressing the following prompt in 300 - 500 words: 

      • How has your time volunteering and observing informed your decision to be a teacher?

    • If you are local to Evergreen, you can reach out to Isadora Colpo (Isadora.M.Colpo@evergreen.edu) in the Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) for help with connecting to CBOs.

    • If you are experiencing difficulty gaining access to public schools or CBOs, contact mit@evergreen.edu

  4. Required State tests:

    • Attempt all three sections of the WEST-B exam: Reading, Writing, and Math.

      • If you have taken the SAT or ACT test with an essay component, you can send a score report to Graduate Admissions (graduateadmissions@evergreen.edu) to fully meet this requirement.

      • If you have taken the SAT or ACT test without an essay component, you can send a score report to Graduate Admissions (graduateadmissions@evergreen.edu) to meet the Reading and Math portions of this requirement. You would need to take the WEST-B Writing test to meet the Writing portion of this requirement.

    • Attempt at least one content specific WEST-E/NES. To see which test or tests correspond to your endorsement, refer to the What You Can Teach page.

  5. Resume: Your resume should provide specific details about all of your experiences working with young people, especially those from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

  6. Two letters of recommendation: You will provide email addresses of two professional people or recent instructors willing to provide letters of recommendation. They will be contacted to submit a letter addressing one or more of the following: your work with children, academic work, writing ability, interpersonal skills, and job-related experiences. 

  7. Transcripts:

    • You will need to submit an official transcript only from the college or university that conferred or will confer your bachelor's degree even if they were already submitted to the college. You have the option of submitting unofficial transcripts for all other institutions you have attended. 

    • Transcripts from any university attended outside of the United States or Canada or the Philippines must be evaluated for U.S. college credit and degree equivalencies by an approved member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Institution of Foreign Credential Services. 

    • A transcript is considered official if it bears the official seal and signature of the issuing institution and is sent directly by that institution to Evergreen’s Graduate Office of Admissions; or is enclosed in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution and delivered by the applicant to the Graduate Admissions Office. Evergreen can receive official e-transcripts from schools that are registered members of Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, Naviance, Parchment, and Scrip-Safe International. If the e-transcript system asks for an email address, please use graduateadmissions@evergreen.edu. Otherwise, mail or deliver transcripts to: 

The Evergreen State College
Graduate Admissions
Library 1200
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505
Attention: MiT Admissions

Contact

Master in Teaching, Teacher Education Programs

Sem II E-3135

mit@evergreen.edu