College of Education

Our graduates are change-makers, ready to improve entire education systems and ensure quality education for every student, every day. Through our top-ranked institution, students find extensive practical experiences, meaningful partnerships and a strong alumni network that's making a difference. Our mission is clear: empower educators and shape the future of education.

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Programs for all levels of study

No matter where you are on your educational journey, we can provide the next step toward your goals.

UW College of Education, one of the nation's top 15 education schools, offers undergraduate programs that prepare students for a variety of professions that incorporate teaching and learning.

A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree is designed to prepare a student for advanced professional practice directed mainly toward the application or transmission of existing knowledge.

The Doctor of Philosophy program in the College of Education prepares students for careers in research or scholarly inquiry and teaching at the college level.

A Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree provides intermediate-level graduate training which enhances professional knowledge and prepares students for further graduate study, if desired.

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Alumnus - Early Care and Education
Then when I was older, I started thinking, Wait a minute. I've always loved school. I'm not going to give up on it. That's something I wanted to teach my kids, that you can change your life and this is how you do it. They said, 'Hey, Mom's taking college courses, so it's possible and I can do it, too.'