Degrees & Certifications

The College of Education offers degrees and experiences that suit the needs of learners across the continuum of educational careers.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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.


If you want to become a teacher, principal, superintendent, school psychologist or program administrator, you'll need a certificate and we have programs that can get you there.

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

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.

Education Specialist (Ed.S)

The Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree is an intermediate degree that is more advanced than a master's degree but yet does not constitute doctoral-level study.


We offer multiple endorsement options that can be added to your teaching certificate.

Graduate Certificate

We offer non-degree certificate programs that introduce new skills and knowledge to your prior education.

Master in Teaching (M.I.T.)

A Master in Teaching (M.I.T.) degree leads to a career as an elementary or secondary school teacher.

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

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.

Undergraduate Minor

A minor is an additional area of specialization (25-35 credits). You are not required to have a minor, but the UW allows you to complete up to three minors in addition to your major.