To gain an English language Arts endorsement, you must demonstrate your subject–matter knowledge in multiple ways.
Prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program you need to complete English Language Arts coursework and state-required content exams. While enrolled in the M.A.T. program you will complete coursework and have school-based placements to prepare you to teach English Language Arts.
One part of preparing to teach English Language Arts is a strong preparation in the subject. The best content preparation is a major in English. At a minimum you should complete at least 45 quarter credits, or 30 semester credits (7.5 Puget Sound units) of English coursework. Suggested courses include:
You must pass the National Evaluations System's exam (NES) in English and submit scores from an approved basic skills test. No specific passing score is required for basic skills. Scores are used as a formative instrument to determine a candidate's basic skill level in reading, writing, and mathematics.
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Math, Reading & Writing
TEST: NES 301
English Language Arts
During the academic year, you will complete middle school and high school teaching methods coursework and English Language Arts-related school-based experiences. In addition, the state of Washington requires that you pass the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), which you will submit during spring semester.
For additional information, contact Karen Stump at the School of Education.