School of Educational Studies

BA Educational Studies with Elementary Education Option


Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies

Elementary Education Option

The 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.

Alternative 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:

UW Bothell Students

Ready to take the next step towards your future career as an Elementary Teacher?

Apply to be part of the next B.A. Elementary Education Option cohort.

Deadline is December 1st!

Apply Now!

Applicants must be logged in to UW Google Account

Questions? Contact Us:

Current Elementary Education or Educational Studies Majors

School of Educational Studies


Pre-Major Advising
(425) 352-3427

Prospective First Year or Transfer Students

UW Bothell Admissions
(425) 352-5000