Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: 509-527-2421


This program is designed for candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education interested in receiving both an M.A.T. degree and Washington state and/or Denominational certification for teaching in the middle school, junior high, and high school.  Candidates who want Washington state certification must have an endorsable teaching major and/or its equivalent (45+ credits in an endorsable content area) that has been approved by the School of Education and Psychology.

Specialization Prerequisites: Passing scores on the WEST-B (basic skills state exam in reading, writing, and math) and the WEST-E (endorsement content state exam). PSYC 130 General Psychology, SPCH 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (or a foreign language sequence), ENGL 223 Research Writing or equivalent course work. RELT 202 Fundamentals of Christian Belief and HLTH 110 Wellness for Living or HLTH 205 Survey of Health, or equivalent course work and an additional 8 quarter credit hours of religion course work are prerequisites for denominational certification. Other state certification assessment requirements: WA State Assessment Tool, and the ACTFL’s Speaking and Writing for Designated World Languages endorsements - passing score Advanced Low.

Specialization Requirements:

Basic Core  12
  EDUC 522          Philosophy and Education                                         3
 EDUC 551         Action Research 3
PSYC 521         Psychology of Learning3
 EDUC 550         Understanding Research3
Instruction Core40
       EDCI 565         Instructional Methodology3
EDCI 567         Instructional Methodology Practicum1
EDCI 590         Measurement and Evaluation in Education4
EDUC 425         Legal and Ethical Aspects of Education2
EDUC 444         Teaching Culturally Diverse Students2
EDUC 472         Introduction to Student Teaching Field Experienceo
EDUC 475         Teaching Reading in the Content Area3
EDUC 477         Secondary Education Teaching Part 12
EDUC 481         Secondary Education Teaching Part 29
EDUC 493         Student Teaching Assessments3
EDUC 495         Colloquium: Child Abuseo
EDUC 515         Classroom Technology Tools2
EDUC 521         Principles of Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Classrooms3
PSYC 506         Advanced Human Development3
XXXX 395+         Methods Course in Area of Endorsement2-3
         Pass the WA State Assessment Toolo
Denominational Certification (Optional)6
RELH 457         History of Adventism3
RELT 417         Inspiration and Revelation3
Total       52 or *58

* Includes SDA Denominational Certification

+ In some disciplines this course has prerequisites


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