Master of Arts in Education: Non-Certification Program

Graduate College of Professional Studies


This one-year teaching non-certification program is available for international students only. It does not lead to WA state teacher certification, but it prepares international students with classroom experience in US schools.

This program offers a supportive cohort model, includes a full-year internship experience, extensive financial aid and a high job-placement rate. The most distinctive feature is the total time students spend teaching in K-12 schools. With the help of cooperating teachers and university supervisors, students complete year-long internships in one school. During their internships, students take on increasing teaching responsibilities from September through January, and then begin student teaching full-time in February.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Non-Certification Program for International Students

Program Highlights:

  • Field experience – Students spend a full year internship with more than 800 hours in placements based on their endorsement area and where they would like to teach.
  • Experienced faculty – All full-time faculty have K-12 experience.
  • Cohort model – Each cohort has between 25-30 students, taking the same classes together in active, interactive and dynamic setting with personalized and face-to-face support.
  • School partnerships – Close, collaborative partnerships with more than 10 school districts throughout the Puget Sound region.
It’s FREE to apply to PLU

When you're ready, we're here. Apply now and fulfill your potential!

Get Started