Frequently Asked Questions

The M.Ed. at UW Bothell offers students the choice between two different content, or concentration areas. Which one you choose will depend on your current career, and your future career or educational goals.

Critical Educational Change and Leadership Concentration: You have a strong desire to understand how underrepresented students (i.e. students of color, low-income, first generation, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized student groups) are impacted by inequity in the American educational system. You are driven to increase equity within those learning environments. You are interested in the historical contexts of educational inequity and in learning how to increase social justice initiatives in schools or other community educational organizations.

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement Concentration: You are a K12 educator in a public school, who seeks to add the Washington State ELL Endorsement to your existing teacher certification. You are interested in the critical theories and pedagogies that will enable you to meet the educational needs of English language learners in the classroom. This path may also be appropriate for students who wish to teach English abroad.

No. This is not a Master’s in Teaching program. If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher in Washington State, you can find information here:

Elementary Education Teaching Certification

Students who choose the Critical Educational Change and Leadership concentration are generally seeking to advance their understanding of equity issues in educational contexts. K12 educators interested in serving as equity leaders in their schools or districts find this degree useful. Additionally, educators from non-profit organizations, human resource departments, or social service agencies that want to increase equity among learning groups can benefit from this degree program.

Students who choose the ESOL concentration are certified K12 teachers who want to meet the Washington State requirement for adding an endorsement to their certification with a goal of better serving English language learners in their classrooms.

You can find admissions and application details here.

The GRE is not required for admission.

Students enrolled full-time can complete the M.Ed. degree in 1 year (4 quarters), taking 2 classes per quarter. Students have the option to go part-time. Find course requirements here.

The M.Ed. program accepts applicants once per year, to begin Autumn quarter.

Classes are scheduled to accommodate most working students. Some classes will be fully online, while others will be hybrid structure, meeting once per week on the UW Bothell campus in the evenings.

For students who complete the program in one year, tuition will cost approximately $24,700 (based on 2022-2023 Graduate Resident Tuition Rates).

This program does not offer teaching or research assistantships at this time.

Tuition information, scholarship databases, and links to financial aid resources can be found here.

Priority application deadline: January 15th
Final application deadline: May 1st

Completion application information can be found here.