In order to be considered for full and unconditional admission* to the STAR program applicants must meet the following requirements.
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) college or university with an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA or graduate coursework GPA (those not meeting these criteria may be admitted conditionally).
- Completion of all three subtests of the WEST-B exam. SAT/ACT scores can supplement the WEST-B exam requirement. If you plan to use this test in place of the WEST-B exam, you will need to provide an official score report of the exam.
- Applicants must have at least one year of professionally oriented work experience.
- Moral character and personal fitness qualifications as adopted in the Washington Administrative Code for teachers.
- The WEST-E/NES must be completed before being accepted into the program.
- Additional credits for endorsement competencies may be required, based on your transcript review.
- Current certification in CPR and First Aid for Adults and Children
- Completion of all three subtests of the WEST-B exam.
- SAT/ACT scores can supplement the WEST-B exam requirement. If you plan to use this test in place of the WEST-B exam, you will need to provide an official score report of the exam.
International students must submit proof of English proficiency in one of two ways:
- An undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution where English is the language of instruction or
- An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (less than two years old) sent directly from the testing agency. For full admission we require a 79 IBT/213 CBT/550 PBT on the TOFEL or 6.5 band score on the academic version of the IELTS.
Those students who do not meet the minimum required English proficiency but are otherwise admissible will be conditionally admitted through our ESL program.
Saint Martin's University is the sole judge of an applicant's English proficiency.
*Students not meeting these requirement will be considered for conditional admission. Saint Martin's University recognizes that while previous performance is a valuable indicator of potential success there are those who have demonstrated that potential in other ways than traditional academic performance.
The number of credit hours and course requirements for the STAR program depend on which option is chosen, either STAR - Certification only or STAR - Master's in Teaching (MIT).
STAR - Certification only - 43
STAR - MIT 40-45
In addition to these total required hours, the student may need to complete pre-requirements and/or endorsement courses. For the MIT option, the choice of thesis or non-thesis will impact the number of required credit hours.
Pre-professional courses (if not completed as an undergraduate)
|Course number||Course title|
|ENG 101||College writing I|
|ENG 102||College writing II|
|COM 106 or THR 211||Public speaking, acting or any communications|
|PSY 101||Introduction to psychology|
|ED/PSY 205||Child and adolescent development|
|ED 204||Introduction to education|
|MTH 101||College level math or above|
|ED 202 or SOC 396||Diversity in educational systems or intercultural communications|
|HIS XXX||United States history|
|HIS XXX||World history|
|HIS 326||Pacific Northwest history|
|Natural science course||Natural science with lab|
Must be taken at the graduate level. (40-45 semester hours):
|MED 506X||Curriculum and instruction (2)|
|MED 570X||Classroom assessment (2)|
|MED 568X||Secondary literacy (2)|
|MED 562X||Issues of abuse and education law (2)|
|MED 560X||Classroom management (2)|
|MED 526X||Language acquisition methods (3)|
|MED 584X||Secondary methods (2)|
|MED 512X||Technology in the classroom (2)|
|MED 598X||Student internship seminar (2)|
|MED 559X||Introduction to exceptionality (2)|
|MED 598X||Internship (5)|
|Thesis or non-thesis option (3-7)|
Must be taken at the undergraduate level. (43 semester hours):
|Course number||Course title|
|ED 306x||Curriculum and instruction (3)|
|ED 370x||Classroom assessment (3)|
|ED 468x||Secondary literacy (3)|
|ED 362x||Issues of abuse and ed law (3)|
|ED 360x||Classroom management (3)|
|ED 426x||Language acquisition methods (3)|
|ED 484x||Secondary methods (3)|
|TED 312x||Technology in the classroom (3)|
|ED 498x||Student internship seminar (2)|
|SED359x||Introduction to exceptionality (3)|
|ED 494x||Internship (10)|