Master of Education Frequently Asked Questions

Can I become a certified teacher in the Master of Education Program?

No. The Master of Education program does NOT result in a teacher's certificate. The Master of Education is a full master's program which focuses on a deeper understanding of the complex nature of education.  If you are interested in become a certified teacher, UW Bothell does offer a K-8 Teacher Certification and Secondary/Middle Level Teacher Teacher Certification M.Ed. Program.

Why would I get a Master of Education?

The Master of Education program gives you the opportunity to deeply explore the topic of education. This program is aimed at classroom teachers and people working in the field of education who already have experience and want to further their knowledge.

In our M.Ed. program, you will be encouraged to think about the complex nature of education, to explore questions central to your professional growth, and to develop sustained, collegial relationships with peers from across the region.

Can I add endorsements to my current Washington State Teacher Certificate through this program?

We currently only offer an ESOL endorsement program.  This endorsement program is designed for practicing teachers who already hold an elementary or seconary teaching certificate.

What are the admission requirements?

The UW Graduate School requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits of graded upper-division coursework.  You will also need to complete the Graduate School application, submit an essay, resume, and two recommendations.  Please check the Admissions Page for more details.

Can I work full-time and still complete this program?

Yes.  The program is designed for full-time teachers.  Classes meet once a week and are typically from 4:30 - 7:15 pm or 5:45 - 8:30 pm.   Most students only take one or two classes a quarter.

What is the cost of the program?

The overall cost is approximately $33,000.  Tuition rates are subject to change and you should check the most recent tuition rates at Tuition & Fees on the UW Bothell Website.

Please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid Website for Graduate Students for Information about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.

Who should I contact for more information?

Contact Jody Ellinger, M.Ed. Advisor at jelling@uw.edu