Masters in Teaching
Seattle Pacific University

Total Program Cost




Program Length

24 Months


  • Elementary Education
  • ELL Education
  • Bilingual Education
  • World Language

School districts have long sought out SPU-educated teachers for both their competence and character. The Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching integrates Residency Teacher Certification with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in a full-time one-year program. Today, more than two-thirds of the candidates SPU recommends to the state of Washington for a Residency Teacher Certificate have completed a master’s degree.

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If you hold an undergraduate degree and want to earn both teaching certification and a master’s degree concurrently, then this program may be right for you. Although the¬†Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching (AMAT)¬†program appeals to a wide variety of applicants, paraprofessionals, instructional assistants, and non-certified teachers in private schools find the format especially helpful, since these positions often facilitate completion of internship requirements.