Application Checklist

The application to the Master of Education is submitted online via the Graduate School Application.  All application materials should be submitted online and are due by the application deadline.

To learn more about the applicaiton process to the University of Washington, please read:  Understanding the Application Process.


Please complete all of the components of the application checklist:

1.  Application & Paid Fee

Complete the application to the UW Graduate School.  Be sure to select "Education-Bothell Campus" from the "select a graduate program" drop down menu.  The application fee is $85 payable by credit or debit card.  All applications must be completed online.

2.  Academic Transcripts

Scanned or electronic versions of all of your college and university transcripts (except those from University of Washington institutions) must be uploaded as part of the application.

If admitted to the M.Ed. program, new students will be required to submit official transcript(s) reflecting your undergraduate degree completion to UWB School of Educational Studies and UW Graduate School in Seattle. Instructions will be included in your letter of admission.

3.  Admission Essay

All applicants should answer the following questions.  Essays should be approximately 4-5 pages, 1200 words, double spaced.  This can be uploaded as a Word, PDF, or RTF document.

  1. Explain your idea of what a professional educator does.
  2. What leadership have you exercised at any level that increased the             educational equity for children?
  3. What do you expect to contribute to the profession as an educator?  What will you need to learn to facilitate that contribution?

4.  A Current Resume 

This can be uploaded as a Word, PDF, or RTF document.

5.  Two Recommendations 

Applicants should have 2 letters of recommendations.  Recommendations should be from either a collegue, administrator, or community member.  All recommendations are submitted electronically as part of the application process.  Once a recommender has been designated in the application, recommenders will automatically be sent an email from the UW Graduate School with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation.  



If you have questions about completing the application, please contact Jody Ellinger, M.Ed. Recruiter/Advisor at

Accepting Applications for Autumn 2017

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