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438 Old Main

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

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Program schedule of classes

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Course delivery

Summer academy: June 16 - August 8
3 months of intensive coursework. Classes meet:
9:00 am - 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Internship and coursework: September - May
Mentored full academic-year teaching internship in a school district. Courses meet once a week on Saturdays during the day.
Additional coursework for MIT following internship
Coursework needed to complete MIT program and or endorsements. Classes offered per regular MIT schedule at Saint Martin's University or extended learning locations.

Example of schedule of classes

(ATTENTION: please note that additional classes will very likely be required, and this will vary for each student depending on what endorsement areas are chosen, what credit is transferred in, and what pre-professional courses are needed)

Classes are offered at 2 levels for varying credit hours. Cert-only students take the courses at the undergraduate level (300 or 400), MIT students take the courses at the graduate level (500 or 600)
Summer academy (8 weeks)
Class STAR Cert-only STAR MIT
Curriculum and instruction ED 306 3cr MED 506 2cr
Classroom assessment ED 360 3cr MED 570 2cr
Reading assessment ED 482 2cr MED 582 1cr
Issues of abuse ED 383 2cr MED 583 1cr
Middle level methods ED 386 3cr MED 586 3cr
Classroom management ED 360 3cr MED 560 2cr
Educational law ED 371 2cr MED 571 1cr
Language acquisition methods ED 426 3cr MED 526 3cr
  subtotal 21   15
estimated cost
($400 credit hour*)
$8,400                  $6,000
Fall and spring semester
Class Cert-only MIT
Secondary methods ED 484 3cr ED 484 3cr
Content area reading ED 485 2cr MED 585 1cr
Technology in the classroom TED 512 3cr MED 512 2cr
Student intern seminar ED 499 1cr MED 598 1cr
Intro to exceptionality SED 359 3cr MED 559 2cr
Internship ED 496 12cr MED 586 12cr
  subtotal 24   22
estimated cost
($400 credit hour*)
$9,600   $8,400
grand total 45
STAR Cert-only total tuition
 (not including any endorsement or pre-req requirements)*
STAR MIT - Remaining coursework following internship
Educational research methods MED 601 3cr
Diversity and social context MED 605 3cr
Foundations for educational practice MED 607 3cr
Instructional strategies for exceptional learners MED 561 2cr
Thesis or non-thesis exit option   3-7cr
subtotal 14 - 18
grand total 50 - 54
STAR MIT total tuition (not including any endorsement or pre-req requirements)* $20,000 - $21,600
*Costs reflect per credit hour charge for the 2013-14 academic year. Tuition usually increases by a small percentage each year starting in the fall. Thus the total tuition and fees will likely be higher for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 courses. However, the prices shown should provide a ballpark amount for estimating costs. Additional fees on top of tuition are approxamitly an additional $600 per year.

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