Teacher Education Programs

We prepare teachers to make learning come alive for all students. Each of our pathways to teaching includes extensive experience in economically-marginalized schools, mentoring from master teachers, and the latest research-informed teaching practices. 

Early Childhood Special Education

Certification
Endorsement
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Early childhood special education is a fulfilling career path that makes a real difference in the lives of children with unique learning needs. You will graduate with a master's degree, ready to be a leader in schools, communities and the field.

Elementary Teacher Education Program

Certification
Master in Teaching (M.I.T.)
Field-based Hybrid
Become an elementary school teacher and earn your Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) degree through our intensive one-year program.

High-incidence Disabilities Teacher Education

Certification
Endorsement
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Become a leader in support of students with high-incidence disabilities. Graduates are ready to make a difference for inclusive education after earning their master's degree, certification and/or endorsement.

Seattle Teacher Residency

Certification
Master in Teaching (M.I.T.)
Field-based
Earn an elementary or special education teaching certificate and Master in Teacher (M.I.T.) degree through an immersive and unique collaboration with Seattle Public Schools.

Secondary Teacher Education Program

Certification
Master in Teaching (M.I.T.)
Field-based On-campus
Become a middle or high school teacher and earn your Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) degree through our intensive one-year program.

UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT)

Certification
Master in Teaching (M.I.T.)
Online
Designed for full-time educators-of-record in Washington state who are looking for a pathway to earn their residency teaching certificate, initial endorsement and Master in Teaching (M.I.T) degree.

License disclosure

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