The M.Ed. at UW Bothell: Advancing Educational Inquiry, Reflection, and Practice
A one-year Master's degree providing focused professional development for educators in all learning communities, both inside and outside of the classroom.
- M.Ed. degree completed in 1 year (full-time) with option to extend to 2 years
- Choose one of two degree concentrations
- Evening classes for working professionals
- Renowned faculty of researchers and former K12 educators
- Course-specific pathways encourage cohort-based professional learning communities.
- Less than $24,000 tuition (based on 2018-2019 tuition rates, full-time enrollment)
The Master of Education (M.Ed.) program at UW Bothell is uniquely designed to serve the educational and professional goals of both certificated K12 teachers, as well as practitioners in a variety of fields looking to expand their depth of knowledge about education.
As an M.Ed. student, you will be provided with the academic foundations needed for career advancement within educational communities, to take on leadership roles within the profession, and to make significant contributions to the future of children, youth, and families.
If you are interested in becoming a certified teacher follow the links for our Elementary Education Post-Baccalaureate program or our Secondary and Middle Level Post-Baccalaureate Program.
Students admitted to the M.Ed. program may choose one of two concentrations.
Critical Educational Change and Leadership
This concentration will prepare you to engage in theories of equity, learning, assessment, and leadership within education broadly defined. Four specific courses are designed to provide a basis to create opportunities for social justice and change in a variety of educational settings. Along with the four concentration courses, you will complete an elective of your choice, as well as the M.Ed. professional seminars and completion dossier. Students choosing this pathway come from a variety of backgrounds, including non-profits, higher education, youth and family organizations and K12 classroom teachers.
English to Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) Endorsement
If you are a currently-certified Washington State teacher seeking to add an ESOL Endorsement, this pathway is designed for you. A series of four foundational courses provide K12 teachers with critical inquiry into second language acquisition and bilingual education. Coursework includes curriculum, instruction, and assessment for teaching English to speakers of other languages. Additionally, you will complete an elective of your choice, as well as the M.Ed. professional seminars and completion dossier.
Learning Goals of the M.Ed.
The Master of Education program at UW Bothell was developed to reflect the Vision and Mission of the School of Educational Studies. Specifically, as a M.Ed. student, your learning is based on a foundation of specific goals.
- Educational Inquiry: Ability to critically investigate social, political, and economic consequences of theory, research, and practices through educational inquiry.
- Critical Reflection: Accomplishment of and commitment to habits of critical reflection on personal identity, ethics, and beliefs that influence educational assumptions, values and actions.
- Theoretical and Conceptual Understanding: Understanding of multifaceted dimensions of theories, concepts, and practices across educational contexts.
- Knowledge of Learning and Educational Practices: Understanding of and commitment to enacting practices that promote learning, empowerment, equity, and social justice for all learners across diverse educational and community contexts.