Master of Arts in Education - Teacher Preparation

You want to teach. We offer three pathways to becoming a teacher, MAE – Teacher Certification, MAE – Alternative Routes, and MAE – Non-Certification for International Students. All three programs prepare you with a strong theoretical foundation and real classroom experience. Our intense coursework and schedule provides you with rigorous preparation to gain the skills to become an effective teacher and educator.

One Year Teacher Certification

  • Available for elementary or secondary education
  • One year, full time program
  • Begins each summer in mid-June
  • Strong relationships with schools in the South Sound
  • One of the top teacher placement rates in the state

Alternative Routes

  • Available for elementary or secondary education
  • Certification portion takes about a year – After certification, students have three years to complete MAE coursework
  • Possible option for career changers with work experience & designed for those with existing content knowledge

Non-Certification Option

  • Available for international students only
  • Does not lead to WA state teacher certification
  • Prepares international students with classroom experience in US schools

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