Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Post Baccalaureate program? 

A Post-Baccalaureate program is a course of study designed to be taken after you have received a Bachelor degree.  Our Post-Baccalaureate program leads to Elementary Education (K-8) Teacher Certification in Washington State. 

Is this a full-time program?

Students commit to four consecutive quarters of full-time coursework.  This means that students take 15-17 credits per quarter, although you may not attend classes every day of the week.  Student teaching begins in the Autumn quarter and continues through Winter quarter.  Full-time student teaching is required to complete the program.

What is the cost of the K-8 Teacher Certification program?

Tuition is charged at the undergraduate tuition rate.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are due November 1.

What makes a competitive applicant?

A competitive applicant is someone who submits a complete application by the deadline, has a strong commitment to students, student learning, and to the UW Bothell School of Educational Studies core mission and values.

Who should I contact for more information?

For application advising and information, please contact the School of Educational Studies as