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Curriculum, Supervision, & Educational Leadership

College of Education and Professional Studies

Master of Arts in Teaching

I want to be a teacher. Where do I start?

Are you an individual with a bachelor’s degree who would like to obtain a teaching license? Are you interested in teaching in high need subject areas and/or in a rural district in the State of Washington? Are you passionate about educating young people and sharing your knowledge and expertise?

If you answered yes to these questions, then the hybrid online MAT degree at Central Washington University could be the right choice for you.


For information regarding endorsements and the levels they cover, follow this link to the Professional Educator Standards Board, PESB website.

A candidate can obtain up to two endorsements with the MAT. Prospective candidates must successfully complete the West-E/NES exam for each endorsement in which they are seeking licensure prior to submitting their application. 

Course Work 

Central Washington University offers a hybrid online teacher preparation program for individuals with a bachelor's degree in any content area outside of education. Those admitted to the program will complete 5 quarters of coursework. It is successful completion of all 5 quarters that will confer the MAT degree.

Some pursuing teacher certification may not desire the MAT and only want CWU to recommend licensure only. Candidates seeking licensure recommendation have the option to receive a CWU certificate of completion at the end of the 4th quarter and be recommended to the state for their teaching license. Regardless of the option selected, all candidate applicants must apply to the Graduate College as well as the MAT program.

How to Apply

I am seeking state recommended licensure only.


I am seeking the Master’s in the Art of Teaching Graduate Degree.


Questions? Contact the MAT Program Director: Dr. Shaw (ShawDL@CWU.EDU 509-963-2259)

Admissions Requirements

Application Deadlines

Applications will only be reviewed when all materials have been received. Complete applications received by the application date will be assured of a review for the next beginning cohort. Complete applications received after the application date will be reviewed for the next cohort start.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information Sessions

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please contact

Program Director: 

Dr. Shaw 


Phone: (509) 963-2259

Program Manager:

Stephanie Wytko


Phone: (509) 963-1563



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