Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification

Program Update - Admissions Paused

This program is paused for admissions and will soon be re-opened for applications as a post-baccaulareate program (Secondary teaching certification without a Master's degree). 

We are in the process of making substantive changes to our secondary certification program to ensure we maintain a top-tier academic program that meets the needs of our prospective students and state needs for teacher education. The  Middle Level/Secondary Certification Program will undergo a rigorous review in the 2018-2019 academic year in our efforts to ensure we continue to meet these goals.  We anticipate that admission to a revised secondary certification program will be begin in 2020.

Through this review, the School will engage with school district partners, alums, and its advisory board to conceptualize the new direction of secondary certification to ensure it is innovative, affordable, and meets the needs of our community's children.  We anticipate many of the distinctive elements of the program will remain in place, such as the rich experiences that many of our candidates have had in Mukilteo, Everett, and Edmonds School Districts.

For the latest updates on the stauts of our program review, please join our mailing list, or contact an academic advisor.


The UW Bothell  Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification Program integrates courses and structured field experiences. You will be challenged to apply and extend what you learn in class to your work with youth in several school settings.

Endorsements are available in...

  • Biology
  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Social Studies


Is this program for you?

If you want to teach middle level or secondary youth...

If you have a Bachelor's degree or higher with significant coursework in biology, English or humanities, mathematics, or history ...

If you're committed to becoming a teacher who is thoughtful about your own and your students' learning... 

Upon successfully completing the program, you will earn your Washington State Residency Teaching Certificate in one or more of the endorsement areas listed above.



We are currently not accepting applications for this program.

Letter from Dean regarding Admissions Pause

For more information contact an advisor


For the most up to date information, please complete the Program Interest Form 

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