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.

Thoughtful Pairings

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. You are paired with a student teaching mentor dedicated to supporting your continued professional development in the spring.

Local Schools

The School of Education is located in Tacoma, within Pierce County, and is committed to developing and growing local K–12 students. We work with district and school-level administrators and teachers to find the best placement for you.

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