The Master of Arts in Teaching with Secondary Education specialization (MIT) at Washington State University is a 13- or 15-month intensive program that provides aspiring teachers with the skills and knowledge they need to become highly effective educators. The program begins with a foundation of pedagogy courses, such as literacy, math, science, social studies, and fine arts methods –– giving students a comprehensive understanding of the field of education. Students will also gain experience in educational technology, diversity in schools and society, the social context of education, research-based effective practices, and more. Once completed successfully, the program culminates in both a master's degree and teaching certification. All MIT students complete a research project aimed at understanding the positive impact of education on student learning and present their results at the end of the program. With its cohort-based approach and rigorous curriculum, this program is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to make an impact in their field by becoming an effective educator.