Masters of Initial Teaching


Mission Based Education

Directed by our Jesuit mission, Gonzaga University develops socially responsible professionals who serve with care, competence, and commitment.  The Department of Teacher Education is committed to the development of exemplary educators through the integration of knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching and learning in a global and democratic society.

Why Consider Gonzaga's Master of Initial Teaching Program?
  • NCATE accredited: A mark of distinction providing recognition that the School of Education has met national professional standards for the preparation of teachers and other educators
  • Gonzaga awarded an exemplary grade for their redesigned teaching program by the Washington Professional Educator Standards Board (August 2009)
  • Ranked as the 3rd best "Regional University" (Sept 2011) and 4th in value (2010 - 2011) in U.S. News and World Report's annual college rankings
  • Accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
  • Combines certification with a Masters degree
  • Candidates learn as part of a cohort, mutually challenged and supported by their peers
  • Integrated field experiences are supervised and evaluated both by Gonzaga supervisors and professionals throughout the program
  • Supportive faculty committed to your success and career goals
  • High placement rate
  • Choice of a 1 or 2 year program

State Certification

The Masters of Initial Teaching program leads to Elementary or Secondary teacher certification.  Elementary candidates are generally able to teach any subject in grades K-8 while secondary candidates choose a specific subject (endorsement) area and teach grades 5-12.  The specific subject area must be from one of the approved endorsements offered by Gonzaga.

Graduate Student Handbook

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Teacher Education
Gale Snyder
Phone: (509) 313-3514
Fax: (509) 313-3472

Graduate Admissions
Janice Huston
Phone: (509) 313-3821
Fax: (509) 313-3491