The Rosauer Center for Education Building

Master in Initial Teaching

About This Program

Our Master in Initial Teaching program (MIT) leads to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher. The program is intended for individuals who earned a bachelor’s degree in a field, other than education, the opportunity to pursue teaching. Students graduate with a master’s degree in education gaining them the skills to earn the credentials needed to begin a successful career as a K-12 educator.

A Gonzaga educated teacher is expertly trained to meet students where they are, providing them the skills to truly become a life-long learner.

  • Program Length: Provides flexibility with the option to complete in either one or two years.
  • Cohort Model: Students work together to build support and collaborative relationships with their peers immediately and throughout the program.
  • In-Classroom Experience: Develop in-classroom skills through student teaching and supervised field experiences in local schools from the beginning of the program.
  • Program Location: The Rosauer Center for Education located on-campus at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA.

Our Faculty

Anny Case

Anny Fritzen Case, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Jonas Cox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Dr. Suzann Girtz

Suzann Girtz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

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Mary Jeannot, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

Headshot of Deborah Nieding

Deborah Nieding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education, & Department Chair of Teacher Education; Director of Elementary Education, UG, and MIT

Kathy Nitta

Kathy Nitta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, & Director of Secondary Education, UG, and MIT

Dr. John Traynor

John Traynor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Teacher Education