Application Requirements

To be admitted to the Secondary and Middle Level Teacher Certification Master of Education program at the University of Washington Bothell, applicants must simultaneously be admitted to the Graduate School of the University of Washington.

All applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
  • Transcript Evaluation to ensure completion of appropriate courses in endorsement area
  • 3.0 GPA in the last 90 quarter credits or 60 semester credits of graded upper-division coursework
  • 60 hours of work with secondary or middle level youth, with at least 30 hours in U.S. public high school classrooms
  • Pass all three sections of the Basic Skills Test (WEST-B)
  • Pass the WEST-E tests for Biology, Social Studies, or History endorsements or, beginning September 2014, the NES exam for English/Language Arts or Mathematics endorsements.

The required application materials are detailed on the Secondary Application Checklist page.

In addition to University of Washington Bothell requirements, you must meet the following requirements to receive your degree and certification:

  • At least 18 numerically graded credits must be taken at the 500 level or above.
  • The Graduate School accepts numerical grades (1) in approved 400-level courses accepted as part of the major, and (2) in all 500 level course work. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.00 is required.
  • All work for the Master of Education degree must be completed within six years.
  • No courses below the 300 level will be accepted. For additional Graduate School requirements that may apply to you, see the University of Washington General Catalog.

Please note: All enrolled matriculated students are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. You will not be allowed to register for any classes until the UW Bothell Registrar's Office confirms that you have satisfied this requirement. Students born before 01/01/57 are considered to be immune to measles and therefore do NOT need to submit proof of immunity.

International Applicants

International applicants are required to provide additional application materials and information when they apply to the University of Washington Graduate School and therefore need to submit application material as early as possible. Please review the Graduate Admission Information for more information about the application process for International Applicants. 

Transfer Credits

If you were a matriculated graduate student in another institution (not University of Washington), a maximum of 6 credits of graduate course work may be considered for transfer into the program based on the provisions and regulations of the Graduate School. Those credits may not have been used to satisfy requirements for any other degree. A minimum grade of 3.0 is required for each course.

A maximum of 12 credits at the graduate level may be considered for transfer into the program if you were enrolled as a graduate non-matriculated student at any University of Washington campus. A minimum grade of 3.0 is required for each course.





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