School of Educational Studies

BA Educational Studies with Elementary Education Option

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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:

Application Deadline:

December 1, 2020

Applications to the Spring 2021 Cohort will open in Autumn 2020.

The application to the 2020 Elementary Education cohort is now closed.

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