Elementary Education Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate

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Elementary Education Teaching Certification Post-Baccalaureate

Earn a teaching certification in one year

The UW Bothell Elementary Education Teacher Certification Post-Baccalaureate Program prepares students to become certified teachers in Washington state elementary schools. Upon completion of this highly-structured, one-year course of study, students meet all the requirements to be recommended for Washington State Residency teacher certification.

UW Bothell's "cohort model" post-baccalaureate program progresses students together through a series of hands-on teaching methods courses and student teaching internships, resulting in an enhanced learning community and life-long professional colleagues.

Students in UW Bothell teacher certification programs become teachers who are thoughtful about their own learning, as well as the learning of their students. 

Program Highlights

  • Full-time, day-time program
  • Spring Quarter start
  • Teaching methods courses provide direct experience and contact with elementary school students.
  • Teaching methods courses held in local elementary schools and taught by full-time UW faculty
  • Students progress through program as a cohort, fostering an enhanced learning community and life-long professional colleagues
  • Students learn to design and employ curriculum and instructional practices that promote equity and social justice
  • School placement partnerships with local school districts serving diverse student populations
  • Dedicated academic advising and school placement staff
  • Professional development and certification exam preparation workshops
  • Students may use financial aid to fund program

Applications to the 2020 Elementary Education cohort are now under review. We hope to have decisions sent to applicants by early February.


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


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