Education Studies Major with Elementary Education Option

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Educational Studies: Elementary Education Option

The Educational Studies Major: Elementary Education Option prepares students to become certified teachers in Washington state elementary schools. Upon completion of this highly structured, two-year course of study, students meet all the requirements to be recommended for Washington State Residency teacher certification.

During the program, students also complete a 20 credit concentration in either English To Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Special Education (SPED). Both concentrations will qualify teacher candidates to be recommended to add these endorsements to an elementary education endorsement.

2023 Cohort applications are now closed.

The application to the 2024 cohort will open in Fall 2023.

Admissions information can be found here.


School of Educational Studies

Current Elementary Education or Educational Studies Major Adviser
Cristal Rangel Peña


Pre-Major Advising
(425) 352-3427

Prospective First Year or Transfer Students

Contact UW Bothell Admissions
(425) 352-5000

Prepare to Apply

Other UW Bothell Teacher Certification Pathways

The Elementary Education Option is an undergraduate pathway to Washington state elementary teacher certification. If you already have a bachelor's degree or are interested in teaching middle or high school, you can learn more about our other teacher certification programs: