Master in Teaching Program


Teaching is a rewarding career that takes passion, creativity, innovation and commitment. With the changing demographics of the K-12 student population in Washington, the field is particularly in need of teachers who reflect the diverse backgrounds of students in the classroom. The Teacher Certification Program at City University is one of the leading teacher preparation programs in Washington. We provide hands-on practical experiences through extensive field experience opportunities, along with content and reflection rich coursework. Our instructors are primarily classroom teachers, so that our candidates learn the most up-to-date practices from the field. We have a strong job placement rate, flexible program options, and support our candidates in the completion of certification and degree.

About the Program

The Master in Teaching program prepares teacher candidates who make a positive impact on student learning based on student needs in relation to state learning standards. Candidates continuously improve their performance by refining their skills as reflective practitioners through course work and field experiences; by working collaboratively with colleagues, families, and community resources; and by engaging in career long professional development. Additionally, this professional graduate degree program develops candidates’ competence in interpreting, organizing, and communicating knowledge and in developing the analytical and performance skills needed for the conduct and advancement of professional practice. To these ends, candidates research and implement best practices throughout the program, culminating in design and implementation of action research. Graduates earn a Master in Teaching degree, initial teacher certification, endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8) or Special Education (P-12), and may opt to complete a second endorsement in Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education P-12), English Language Learners (P-12), or Reading (P-12).

Teacher Education:
  • Elementary Education – Washington
  • Elementary Education and English Language Learners – Washington
  • Elementary Education and Reading – Washington
  • Elementary Education and Special Education – Washington 

Program outcomes are found here.

Program Faculty

Susan Gray, M.A., M.Ed.

Associate Program Director, Seattle TCP, MIT Programs

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Steve Brown, J.D.

Academic Program Director

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Vicki Butler, Ed.D.

Dean & Professor

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Sharon Hartung, Ed.D.

Associate Professor

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