The Master in Teaching (MIT) program at Whitworth University is an intensive and comprehensive teacher certification and Master's Degree program which lasts for 13 months. The program begins in June and ends in July of the following year. Students are admitted as a cohort which provides a "built in" support group in regard to assignments as well as encouragement through this exciting and demanding program.
During the entire academic year, MIT students are placed in the public schools with the same mentor teacher. With this year-long placement at one site, MIT students experience the beginning and ending of a year, develop relationships with their students and mentor, better understand curriculum sequencing, and are able to learn about and implement effective classroom management strategies over a one year period of time with the same students. Finally, this year long school site placement is directly connected to what you are learning while taking courses on the Whitworth University campus.
All MIT courses are required within the program and are presented as a progressive model to parallel the year-long student teaching practicum. This parallel nature allows for meaningful connections and applications between what the master's candidate is learning at Whitworth and experiencing in the classroom.
Please see the following links for additional information regarding course requirements in the MIT program: