In the Master of Education program, students are encouraged to think deeply about the complex nature of education and to explore questions central to their professional growth. Students should be committed to energizing their teaching and to building collegial relationships with other professionals who share common goals, commitments, and professional questions. They should also be committed to growing in the skills of writing, critical thinking, and collaborative learning.
Master of Education students must complete a minimum of 46 credits.
Cherry McGee Banks, Ed.D., 1991, educational leadership, Seattle University, Professor
Faculty and Staff
Dana Bigham, Office Assistant
Amelia Bowers, M.Ed., 1993, science, University of Washington, Advisor
Jean Eisele, Ed.D., 1998, education, Seattle Pacific University, Senior Lecturer
Hayley Hillson, Graduate Program Assistant
Jon Howeiler, M.Ed., 1998, school administration, Seattle Pacific University, Certification Officer/Field Coordinator
Pamela Bolotin Joseph, Ph.D., 1978, social studies education, Northwestern University
Carole Kubota, Ph.D., 1985, curriculum and instruction, University of Washington, Associate Professor
Kathleen Martin, Ph.D., 1974, education/curriculum and instruction, University of Texas at Austin, Professor
Kimberly McKay, Program Assistant
Nancy Place, Ph.D., 2000, curriculum and instruction, University of Washington, Assistant Professor
Antony Smith, Ph.D., 2006, curriculum and instruction, University of Washington, Assistant Professor
Jane Van Galen, Ph.D., 1986, social foundations of education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor
Amrita Zahir, Ph.D., 2004, social-cultural foundations of education, University of Washington, Lecturer
The program generally begins with three core courses. These courses focus on:
Individual Program of Study
In addition to the core courses and the Culminating Project, students may choose elective courses under the guidance of their faculty advisor. These may be selected from M.Ed. courses, or students may elect to take appropriate courses in other academic programs such as the UWB Master of Arts in Policy Studies. Up to twelve credits of graduate-level coursework may be taken at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Students may select a Culminating Project from a number of options.
To be accepted into the Master of Education program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
Applications will also be evaluated on the basis of:
Graduate School Requirements