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Classes begin June 15, 2015.

Graduate Studies



Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Frequently asked questions

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Q: How long does the STAR program take?
A: The length of the program will depend on how much transferable coursework students bring in from their undergraduate degrees towards their endorsement areas. For certification-only, the program can take as little as one year, for the MIT option, the program can be completed as quickly as a year and a half (again, depending on endorsement requirements and undergraduate coursework transferability).
Q: What is the class size?
A: Classes are purposely kept small so that students can engage in collaborative learning activities with their colleagues and instructors can offer strong support for students’ success.
Q: What are the employment opportunities?
A: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction posts links to current offerings. Those candidates open to relocating can often secure a position more quickly.
Q: Do I have to be a Catholic to attend St. Martin’s University?
A: University welcomes people of all beliefs.
Q: Is the program accredited?
A: Saint Martin's University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The State of Washington Professional Educator Standards Board recently reviewed Saint Martin’s University and granted full approval of five years.
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 360-412-6142 or the STAR Program Director at 360-438-4520.

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