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Now accepting applications! The STAR program
continues to accept applications until the program has filled.
Upcoming STAR prospective student information sessions
»Wednesday, April 9th 6:30 - 8:00pm
Norman Worthington Conference Center
438 Old Main
5000 Abbey Way
Lacey, WA 98503
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M, W, F
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The STAR program is an accelerated option for our teaching certificate
program for middle and high school with an available optional Master's
degree route. This program is designed for students who already hold an
undergraduate degree and who have at least one year of professionally
oriented work experience. The MIT program can easily added to the STAR
program for those wishing to earn certification and a master's degree.
Those looking for a non-accelerated route or for an elementary program are
encouraged to explore our MIT program
or our post-baccalaureate teaching
Key Program Features
Gain the skills you need to fill the demand for middle school
teachers, and graduate with real-life classroom experience.
While taking courses, you will work in the classroom at a middle
school or high school, with close supervision by your classroom mentor.
Special pricing and innovative delivery make the program very
reasonable and a tremendous value.
Choose from a wide variety of available subject areas
Build your professional network as you develop connections with
counselors, professional agencies and school districts in the area.