Prepare to become a certified teacher in Washington State
UW Bothell prepares innovative, ethical practitioners who are grounded in intellectual and professional communities and who are dedicated to educating diverse students.
Our K-8 Teacher Certification Program leads to a Washington State Residency Certificate with an endorsement in Elementary Education. Middle Level endorsements are also available in Humanities, Mathematics and/or Science.
You may choose to add the Education Minor to any major and explore the many connections between schooling and the world around us. If you are thinking of becoming an educator in a school or in your chosen profession (nursing, business, computing, etc.), consider the Teaching and Learning Minor (available Autumn 2013 pending approval). The Teaching and Learning Minor is comprised of courses directly related to teaching children and youth in formal and informal settings.
The Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed. program leads to both a Master of Education degree and a Washington State Residency Certificate with endorsements in Biology, English/Language Arts, History, Mathematics, and/or Social Studies. You can add an endorsement in English Language Learning (ELL) to any of the above endorsements while enrolled in the program (available beginning Autumn 2013, pending state approval).
The Master of Education program is designed to provide the academic foundations and depth you will need to advance in your career within the education community, take on leadership roles within the profession, and make significant contributions to the future of children, youth, and families. If you are already a Washington State Certified Teacher, you can acquire a Reading Endorsement or ELL Endorsement* along with your M.Ed., or prepare for National Board Certification. (*ELL program beginning Autumn 2013 pending state approval)
Leadership Development for Educators M.Ed. (LEDE), is open to individuals with a Washington Professional Teacher Certification who have formal or well-documented informal teacher instructional leadership responsibilities. You will earn a master's degree as well as the credentials necessary to be a school principal in Washington state.
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