Submitted by Saint Martin’s University

Teacher.org has named Saint Martin’s University’s Master in Teaching (MIT) program among its Best Value Teacher Prep Master’s Programs for 2019 – 2020. Saint Martin’s MIT program is one of two programs in Washington state to receive Best Value recognition. For the list, Teacher.org found high-quality, low-cost public and private schools offering graduate-level initial teacher preparation programs that met Teacher.org’s entrance examination and accreditation criteria.

Kate Boyle, Ph.D., provost and vice president of academic affairs, said, “Saint Martin’s University is honored by our most recent accolade for one of our academic programs. We are thrilled with Teacher.org’s recognition of our Master in Teaching program as a ‘Best Value’ and we are pleased to be one of two institutions in the state of Washington to receive this honor.”

In the award citation, Teacher.org stated that Saint Martin’s University “has a big impact on the professionalism and quality of teachers throughout Washington state. Small class sizes and personal attention from quality instructors allow you to make the most of the experience and expertise they bring to the classroom.”

“At Saint Martin’s University, we are very proud of the passion and enthusiasm conveyed by our faculty and staff members for the success of our dedicated students,” said Fumie Hashimoto, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Education and Counseling and professor of education. “We give personalized attention to each student, and we pass on our passion for teaching and serving the community. Knowing our graduates continue to make positive differences in their students’ lives makes it all worthwhile.”

Teacher.org is a website for teachers by teachers, with a mission to inform, empower and encourage aspiring, new and veteran teachers.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 29 majors, 11 graduate programs and five certificate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

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