Master the competencies you need to be a great teacher when you earn your Master of Arts in Teaching with K-8 teacher certification at Antioch University. Our School of Education is committed to social justice and equity. Teacher candidates are equipped to engage with diverse students, plan and implement curriculum that meets the needs of individual students, and respond to their communities.
This degree is offered by AU Seattle.
Join a cohort for the Master’s program, and meet colleagues that enhance your graduate school experience. Cohort members become an important resource for each other during their time at Antioch and into the future. At AUS, you will learn to nurture the holistic development of all students, use technology to engage students and enhance learning, and communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and community members.
- 5 quarters, including all coursework and fieldwork
- Cohort model
- Low faculty-to-student ratio
- Accessible to working adults
- Competitively priced and financial aid is available
- The cohort meets two evenings per week from 4-9:30 on our Belltown campus, which is easily accessed by public transportation.
- This program can be completed in 5 quarters over 15 months.
- View a Quarter-by-Quarter Sample Schedule
- 56 credits over 5 quarters
- 10 weeks of evening classes
- 15-day internships in the first three quarters, mentored by highly-qualified supervisors
- Master’s Capstone Project
- 13 weeks of student teaching
- Students have the option to add an endorsement in Middle Level Humanities, Middle Level Mathematics, or Middle Level Sciences
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUS catalog.
Our MAT program is designed using leading-edge teacher education research based on planning for enacting, and reflecting on instruction. Every quarter consists of 10 weeks of learning and practicing in courses, in concurrence with 15 variable-day internships supported by university supervisors.
At AUS we don’t make you wait until the end of your classwork to get in the classroom as a student-teacher. Instead, every quarter you will spend ten weeks studying theory and methods, while you simultaneously enact what you have learned, all while mentored onsite by supervisors. At the end of 4 quarters, you will be better prepared for student teaching, as you will have spent a year working closely with highly qualified mentors.
Becoming a teacher requires hard work and commitment to making a difference in the lives of students. When you become an Antioch University Seattle student, you will be closely guided and supported during all field experiences.
AUS’s student teachers are placed in public schools that have diverse student populations and we partner with excellent, certificated mentor teachers. For 15 days in each of the first three-quarters of the program, you will intern with an experienced teacher in his/her classroom under the mentorship of an AUS supervisor. You will serve as a student teacher during the final 13 weeks of your program. You will graduate with 22 weeks of teaching over the course of the program in preparation for your new profession.
During student teaching, you create and enact lesson plans that address Common Core standards for various grade levels. You will participate as a teacher in the daily life of a classroom. This may include attending faculty meetings, committee work, and parent conferences. You will be assigned a university field instructor who will observe you many times over the course of the quarter and will meet with you to discuss your progress and provide written feedback. When all WA State Teacher Certification and AUS teaching requirements are met, you will be recommended to the state for certification.
AUS’s student teachers are placed in public schools that have diverse student populations and we partner with excellent, certified mentor teachers. For 15 days in each of the first three-quarters of the program, you will intern in the classroom of an experienced teacher under the mentorship of an AUS supervisor. You will serve as a student teacher during the final 13 weeks of your program. You will graduate with 22 weeks of teaching in preparation for your new profession
Current candidates and alums unanimously agree that the internship experiences were essential to their professional growth: bridging theory and methods to practice in real-time.
Our MAT graduates become:
- Elementary (K-8) teachers
- Middle level humanities, science, and math teachers
- Informal educators, in non-school settings such as non-profit organization, arts and cultural institutions
- International teachers, in schools and programs
- Online educators
- Directors of After School Programs
A Washington teacher with a master’s degree averages $7,000 greater income annually than teachers without a master’s degree
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How to Apply
- Complete the online application.
- A Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution is required. Submit official transcripts from Bachelor’s degree-granting regionally accredited college/university. Transcript evaluations are required for all coursework completed outside of the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). See Transcript Evaluation section on International Students webpage for details
- Résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV). Documentation of relevant professional and volunteer experience, professional affiliations, publications, and licensure.
- International Students have additional admission requirements. See the International Students page for details.
- One recommendation is required. Use the online application form to enter the name and email address of your recommender. Recommendations from friends or relatives are not acceptable.
- An interview is required. Applicants will be invited to interview once they have completed 40 hours of practical experience and provide registration receipts or unofficial passing scores for the WEST-B, NES 102, NES 103, or alternative exams.
- Accepted applicants must also provide a fingerprint background check before they begin classes.
- Practical Experience: Applicants must provide documentation of a minimum of 40 hours of work experience in schools or teaching environment. Please indicate your experience on your résumé/Curriculum Vitae (CV).
Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this requirement has been waived for fall 2020 applicants.
Official Test Scores for WEST-B (or an approved alternative) and passing scores for the NES Elementary Education exam are required for review of your file by the Admissions Committee. As such, all WEST-B subtests should be taken by the first week of August, and NES 102 and NES 103 should be taken or passed by July to ensure official scores are received at Antioch by the fall deadline. Note: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, testing centers are currently closed. If testing centers do not open this summer, we will adjust the August deadline.
Cost and exam schedules for the above-required state exams can be found on the Washington Skill Educator website. Some students may be eligible to receive assistance in covering their NES registration fees. Find information for eligibility requirements and the waiver request form on the state website.
- Take WEST-B exam (Reading, Writing, Mathematics: test codes 095/096/097), or submit an approved WEST-B Alternative Basic Skills exam official score report. Learn more about the WEST-B exam. If you submitting an alternate exam score, the SAT College Code for Antioch University Seattle is 3070. Read information about requesting an older SAT score. The ACT College Code for Antioch University Seattle is 3070.
- Pass NES exam: Elementary Education exam (test code 102 and 103). Learn more about the NES exam.
Accepted applicants must also provide a fingerprint background check before they begin classes.
All admission application supporting materials, transcripts, recommendations, essays, etcetera, should be emailed to [email protected]du or mailed to:
Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
|Fall 2021||August 15, 2021||October 4, 2021|
|Fall 2022||August 15, 2022||October 3, 2022|
|*Complete applications received after the Deadline date may be considered if space is still available in that quarter. Passing Assessment scores must be received by August 14.|
|MA in Teaching||Cost or Credits|
|Cost per Credit||$693|
|Full-Time Credits per Quarter||12|
|Total Program Credits||56|
Please note: Additional fees for all AUS programs may include (but are not necessarily limited to) charges for materials, late registration, enrollment maintenance, parking, graduation, transcripts, tuition payment plan, late payments, late registration, and returned checks.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
A majority of AUS students finance their education through some form of financial aid. You may not be sure which federal, state, public, and private aid packages – such as loans, scholarships, and grants—are right for you. Our staff is here to help you, so you can focus on what’s most important: beginning your academic program at AUS.
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