CUSP Presents Newsletter

Issue 31

31st, Edition: July 12th, 2013



Interested In Becoming a Teacher?

Hands painted on a canvas by childrenTeachers shape the next generations. They are the single most important influence in creating change for the future. If you have the drive and passion to follow your dream of becoming a teacher, we can help you find the right pathway to reaching that dream.

The Education Program at the University of Washington Bothell prepares innovative, ethical practitioners who are grounded in intellectual and professional communities and dedicated to educating diverse students. "The quality of the relationships you will make in this program will carry you through in your life."
-David Schneider, M.Ed., NBCT, Northshore School District

Check out two of our programs below:

K-8 Elementary Teacher Certification

 UW Bothell offers a 5 quarter post baccalaureate certification program that leads to a Washington State Residency Certificate with an endorsement in Elementary Education.

  • Option to add endorsements in Middle Level—Mathematics, Scienceand/or Humanities.
  • Option to add English Language Learners (ELL) Endorsement (Pending).

After completing your Bachelor’s Degree, you will start classes spring quarter in a 1 year, full time program that will be completed the following spring quarter. A cohort model is used that progresses students together through a series of courses and hands-on teaching internships resulting in an enhanced learning community and long professional colleagues. Social Justice and inclusion are themes that permeate every class.

How to get started:

  • Attend a free information session on this program. Register at
  • Take classes that fulfill the required K-8
  • Academic Breadth:
          2 courses in Social Sciences
          2 courses in English (1 composition)
          2 courses in Math (Math for Teachers required)
          2 courses in Science (1 lab required)
          1 course in Fine Arts
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

 Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification M.Ed.

UW Bothell offers a 2 year (6 quarters) Master of Education program that prepares you to teach middle school and high school students in a specific subject area while receiving your Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate.

Choose one or more of the following endorsement areas:

  • General Science/ Biology
  • English/Language Arts
  • Social Studies/History
  • Mathematics
  • Option to add ELL and/or Special Education Endorsements

After completing your Bachelor’s Degree, you will start classes autumn quarter in this full time graduate program. A cohort model is used that integrates courses and structured field experiences that will challenge you to apply and extend what you learn in class to your work with youth in several school settings. Social Justice and inclusion are themes that permeate every class.

How to get started:

  • Attend a free information session on this program. Register at
  • Take classes that fulfill the required endorsement area coursework (see list of classes online at
         General Science/Biology
         English/ Language Arts
         Social Studies/History
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Learn more about the Education Program by visiting or call the Education Department at 425-352-5411

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Upcoming Registration and Tuition Dates

July 12: Tuition due date (Full term, A term, and B term)
July 14:

  • Last day to add a class without petition (Full & A term)
  • Last day to change to or from S/NS grading option for A term classes (please meet with an academic advisor before making this change)

See the full academic calendars here

Attention Faculty: Truly House Changes

As Kenyon communicated a few weeks ago, there are many moves that are taking place on campus as a result of the addition of Husky Hall, the Conservatory, and the addition of new faculty, staff, and students arriving this fall. We are writing to you today to share more information about one of those moves involving the Truly House, located on 110th Avenue NE on the western edge of campus, directly uphill from the Campus Library.

The Teaching and Learning Center will be moving to the Truly House this summer, enabling a clearer designation of the TLC as a faculty resource center. In addition, the Truly House will now be designated as touchdown and support space for faculty teaching part-time. By co-locating faculty teaching part-time with the TLC, we believe that UW Bothell can create better opportunities for faculty teaching part-time to become integrated into the UW Bothell faculty community and culture, and to be supported in the development of their pedagogical practices. Faculty teaching part-time are valued members of the UW Bothell instructional community, and the TLC looks forward to having increased opportunities to engage with them.

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Student to Student Learning Website: PeerWise

Paper and pen with the peerwise logoWe all know that students can help each other learn. A cool online tool, PeerWise, helps students do that.

The founder of this free, online site, Paul Denny, is offering a free, 90-minute workshop from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 15, in UW2-105. Please join us!

Information from the PeerWise web site:

What is PeerWise?
Students use PeerWise to create and to explain their understanding of course related assessment questions, and to answer and discuss questions created by their peers.

Any subject
PeerWise is used in a wide range of subjects, including Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Population Health, Pharmacology, Medicine, and many more...

Free and easy to use
PeerWise is free and very easy to use. Students are presented with a simple, intuitive interface and instructors can easily view student content and monitor participation.

To read about ways instructors can use PeerWise, see

For data regarding the effectiveness of PeerWise, see

To register (preferred but not required):

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Fall Scholarship Opportunities



July 16th, 2013 l 3:30 PM-4:30 PM l UW1-103

Do you want to get a head start on scholarships for the upcoming academic year? Could you use some tips on how to increase your chances of receiving an award? Are you curious about scholarship opportunities to help you study abroad, do research, or develop your leadership skills? This workshop will provide an overview of scholarship search resources and focus on scholarships with Autumn Quarter deadlines, including the UWB General Scholarship, Mary Gates Leadership and Research Scholarship, UWB Undergraduate Research Awards, and funding for study abroad.

During this workshop you will learn:

• Where to find specific scholarship opportunities,
• What scholarships are coming up in the fall,
• How to put together a compelling application.

Presenters: Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards; Financial Aid

Please register for this workshop at:

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Career Center Summer Events

Below are some events that Career Services is sponsoring this Summer:

July 16th: Workplace Etiquette and Skills 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020
Special Guest Jim Reed, West Region Commercial Executive for Banner Bank

July 23rd: Networking 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020
Special Guest George Northcroft, Regional Administrator for U.S. General Services Administration

July 23rd: Northwest/Arctic Region 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 020

July 30th: Community Based Learning and Research Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

July 30th: Credit Reporting 101 10:30 - 11:30a UW1 020

August 5th: Technical Resumes 9:00 - 10:00a UW1 050

August 6th: Scholarships and Study Abroad Information Session 9:15 - 9:45a UW1 020

August 13th: Alumni Panel 9:15 - 10:15a UW1 020

Career Services offers a wide range of resources and activities that empower students to EXPLORE academic and career options, BUILD marketable experiences and job search skills, and CONNECT with the employment community. Offerings include career counseling and coaching, internship advising, graduate school advising, resume and cover letter review, interview preparation, an online job and internship database, career events and much more. Appointments and full details are available online at

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