My mentor was phenomenal, the department was supportive, and the office/administration were incredibly welcoming. This placement was the perfect amount of independence and support. Rachael Kent (MAT '15)
The support of an experienced and dedicated K–12 mentor, invested in your growth as a teacher, is important to us. For this reason, we go to great lengths to make the best placements for you.
We know our mentor teachers well, many of whom are alumni of our program. We intentionally match personalities and teaching styles to create the best learning experiences and opportunities for your growth. In the fall, you share your classroom internships with an MAT peer to support collegial discussion about classroom teaching and learning. In the spring, you are paired with a student teaching mentor dedicated to supporting your continued professional development.
The School of Education is located in Tacoma, within Pierce County, and is committed to the development and growth of local K–12 students. We work with district and school level administrators and teachers to find the best placement for you.