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Mary Snyder,
Program Manager
JBLM Main Extension Campus

JBLM Master in Teaching (MIT) - Masters degree plus teacher certification program

About the program
For people who have earned a previous bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree and wish to enter the teaching profession, Saint Martin’s University offers the Master in Teaching (MIT) at the extension campuses of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and Clover Park as well as at Centralia Community College. The program is designed to meet the requirements for residency certification by the state of Washington along with a masters degree. It meets certification requirements for those who wish to teach at the elementary, or middle and high school levels as well as providing Graduate Core classes for the Masters degree. There is a minimum of two endorsements required for either the elementary or secondary program.

A candidate accepted into the MIT program at JBLM can begin coursework any term and progress at her or his own pace. Terms are eight weeks long. Courses are usually from 5 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. or from 7:50 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. two nights a week (either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday). Some classes are available Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition, selected classes may be available online. Each course in the program is offered at least once a year and many courses are offered twice a year to give students flexibility in planning. Some classes are available Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Selected classes may be available online. Courses for the graduate core may be taken at either the Lacey campus or at the JBLM extension.

After finishing all other coursework in the program, the student must complete a student teaching internship. Internships are 16 weeks in length and can start in either August or January. Student interns work days, fulltime and are unpaid. To be accepted to the program, the individual must have demonstrated academic ability, broad liberal arts preparation, a major field of study acceptable for K-12 school teaching and realistic career plans.

For more information please visit the MIT page.