Programs of study in Education have been created to serve time-bound and place-bound residents of the North Puget Sound region who seek access to high-quality, affordable educational experiences. The UWB Teacher Certification Program prepares innovative, ethical practitioners who are grounded in intellectual and professional communities and who are dedicated to educating diverse students.
The Teacher Certification Program offers two options that lead to a Washington State Residency Certificate with an endorsement in Elementary or Middle School Education.
The Five Quarter Program
This program is primarily a full-time program designed for those who already hold a bachelor's degree or are in the final quarter of a degree program. Only the first of the five quarters offers part-time evening coursework.
The Extended Program
This program begins with three and a half quarters (10 months) of part-time evening coursework and transitions to three quarters of full-time coursework during the day starting in mid to late August. A bachelor's degree must be completed before full-time coursework begins.
The ideal candidate for the Teacher Certification Program can demonstrate:
To be considered for the Teacher Certification Program, applicants must complete the following before starting full-time coursework:
Required Documentation of Academic Breadth
For each subject area listed below, applicants must document completed college courses* in the subject area, including the year taken and grades. A minimum grade of 2.0 (or grade of C) in the academic breadth coursework is required.
*On occasion, a student may be able to document specific professional and/or personal life experiences that can substitute for college coursework.