How to Apply

How to Apply to the K-8 Elementary Education Program


The ideal candidate for the UW Bothell K-8 Teacher Certification Program must demonstrate:

  • Breadth of knowledge in English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Fine Arts that will prepare you to succeed in a 21st century classroom.
  • Commitment to the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of children in an inclusive school setting.
  • Commitment to personal, intellectual, emotional, and professional growth and development.
  • Commitment to learning the skills necessary to help ethnically, culturally, socioeconomically, and gender diverse student populations succeed in school.
  • Flexibility to adapt in varied, complex, and dynamic settings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Please note: all enrolled matriculated students are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. Students will not be allowed to register for any classes until the UW Bothell Registrar's Office confirms that they have satisfied this requirement. Students born before 01/01/57 are considered to be immune to measles and therefore do NOT need to submit proof of immunity. 

Priority Application Due Date

  • January 2, 2015.

All materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the appropriate application due date to receive priority consideration. Only complete applications will be reviewed.

  • Late applications will only be considered if space is available.
  • Materials submitted with the application will not be returned.
  • All documentation and recommendation forms may be duplicated 

Submitting Your Application

Online Application is available at:
(use post-bac app)
Application fee: $60

Included in online application:

  • Personal Resume
  • Essay Questions
  • Academic Breadth

Hard copies of only the following application materials must be received in the Admissions Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 2, 2015:

  • Official College Transcipt(s) showing Bachelor's degree and all Academic Breadth coursework (must be in original sealed envelope)
  • Three Recommendation forms
  • Documentation of Experience with Children form(s)
  • Hard copy results of WEST-B and WEST-E tests
  • OSPI Character and Fitness Supplement form
  • Measles Immunization form (required to register for courses)

Hard copies may be mailed to:
University of Washington Bothell
K-8 Teacher Certification Program
Office of Admissions
18115 Campus Way NE
Box 358500
Bothell, Washington 98011-8246

You may also drop off your application materials at the Admissions Office:

Husky Hall
10909 NE 185th St
Bothell, WA 98011
(425) 352-5000

Tuition Information and Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Affairs for specific information on tuition rates and financial aid.