Frequently Asked Questions

Elementary (K-8) Teacher Certification - Post Baccalaureate

What is a Post Baccalaureate program? 

A Post-Baccalaureate program is a 5th year program taken after you have already completed your Bachelors degree.  Our Post-Baccalaureate program leads to K-8 Teacher Certification in Washington State and is offered at undergraduate tuition rates.

Is this a full-time program?

Students commit full-time to four consecutive quarters of coursework and school placement beginning with spring quarter and attend during the day.

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

At UW Bothell, as of Autumn Quarter 2018, the tuition cost of the post bac program is approximately $16,000 for the required four quarters, not including books and miscellaneous fees.  The optional 5th quarter is approximately and additional $4,000.

Please check the University of Washington Tuition and Fees web site for the most current tuition information.

When is the application deadline?

Applications are due the first week of January, each year.

Is there an interview?

Yes. A group interview will be held following the application deadline.

What makes a competitive applicant?

A competitive applicant is someone who submits a complete application by the deadline, and has a strong commitment to students 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