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Required credit hours
The number of credit hours required for the Master in Teaching degree
varies with each emphasis and the exit option chosen:
Elementary education 55-61
Secondary education 45-51
Special education 67-73
In addition to these total required hours, the student may need to
complete pre-requirements and/or endorsement courses.
All students are required to complete two competency-based
endorsements of approximately 30 or more semester hours each. Students
can only be recommended for certification in the field of their major
and in fields in which state requirements for added endorsements are
met. Course requirements may be satisfied by:
- Coursework completed with a 3.0 GPA or better at a regionally
accredited, state-approved college or university;
- Approved waiver documentation for previous life and/or work
- Successfully passing the appropriate WEST-E exam.
Candidates for elementary, middle-level and /or special education
- obtain one additional endorsement with approximately 30 or more
semester hours in an academic field (a subject area such as English or
biology) earned either at Saint Martin's University or elsewhere. (While
this requirement is usually satisfied with the student's baccalaureate
major, additional coursework may be required.)
Candidates for secondary education (grades 5 to 12) must:
- Have an academic major or equivalent (30 semester hour minimum) in
the area in which they intend to be endorsed.
Saint Martin's has been authorized by the Washington Professional
Educator Standards Board (PESB) to offer teacher certificate
competency-based endorsements in the fields below.
Click on the endorsement for a PDF of the endorsement form, which lists
the course requirements.
Coursework, internship and exit requirements
Below, find the pre-professional, core, certification core,
elementary, secondary and exit option course requirements.
For a detailed explanation of all policies, procedures and
requirements, students should consult the
School of Education Graduate Handbook.
||College writing I
||College writing II
||Introduction to psychology
||Math course above intermediate algebra
|Natural science, with lab (elementary)
|U.S. history (elementary)
|World history (elementary)
Master's Core courses
Must be taken at the graduate level. For elementary, secondary and
special education programs (11 semester hours):
||Educational research methods 1 (3)
||Diversity and social context (3)
||Foundations for educational practice (3)
||Introduction to exceptionality (2)
Basic certification core courses
Must be taken at the graduate level. For elementary, secondary, special
education programs (23 semester hours):
||Curriculum and instruction (2)
||Technology or the classroom (2)
||Intro to exceptionality
||Classroom management (2)
||Instructional strategies for exceptional learners (2)
||Classroom assessment (2)
||Educational law (1)
||Issues of abuse / teacher as counselor (1)
||Internship seminar (1)
Exit options (3 to 6 hours)
The MED program offers a thesis or non-thesis option for the
completion of the degree. A practicum and successful completion of
MED 698 are required for the guidance and counseling strand/ESA
Certificate (thesis and non-thesis options). Detailed information
about the exit options can be found in the
School of Education Graduate Handbook.
|Thesis or Project
||3 credit hours
||Written thesis or project with oral defense.
||3 to 6 credit hours
||Capstone Course - MED 698: Integrating Theory and
Practice in Education (3 credit hours), one additional
graduate-level elective course in education for a minimum of
36 allowable credits.
*Effective Fall 2015. Continuously enrolled current students may choose
the non-thesis option previously in effect.