Graduate Programs

At the UW College of Education, our graduate students work closely with nationally-recognized faculty to address the most pressing challenges facing schools, communities and students. Join a community of passionate educators committed to making an excellent education a reality of all learners.

Applied Behavior Analysis (On-campus)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through the application of behavior analysis, earn your master’s in special education and meet the requirements for the behavior analyst board certification exam.

Applied Behavior Analysis (Online)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Online
Earn your master's online in two years and make a profound impact on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities.

Bilingual Endorsement

Endorsement
Hybrid
The Bilingual Endorsement program is designed for any certified educators seeking to enhance their ability to better serve and advocate for multilingual learners in their classes, as well as for those who plan to teach in a Dual Language classroom.

Culturally Sustaining Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Prepares students to serve as educators, collaborators, researchers, and advocates with schools, community organizations, colleges and universities, and other learning spaces and to facilitate, design, and enact projects, courses, and programs that promote educational justice in all its forms.

Danforth Educational Leadership Program

Certification
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Field-based On-campus
Become an equity-driven principal or program administrator who possesses the vision to guide change, cultivate leadership and generate successful outcomes throughout schools and districts.

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.

EdPOL: Early Childhood Policy Specialization

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Part of our Education Policy, Organization and Leadership program, this specialization program prepares you to become a policy leader for childhood education.

Education, Equity and Society

Graduate Certificate
On-campus
A graduate certificate program that provides extra training for UW graduate students who are looking for more opportunities to advance educational justice.

Educational Policy, Organization and Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Create equitable learning opportunities for all students. Engage in research, advocacy and innovation that will revolutionize educational systems.

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.

English Language/Multilingual Learners (ELL/MLL) Endorsement

Endorsement
Field-based Hybrid
The ELL/ML Endorsement program is designed for any certified educators seeking to enhance their ability to better serve and advocate for multilingual learners in their classes.

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.

Instructional Leadership

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Hybrid
Prepare yourself for equity-driven, non-administrative teacher leadership positions. Learn how to foster effective professional development, support student growth, and enhance thriving for all educational stakeholders.

Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership

Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Hybrid
Do you want to work in the fast-paced world of athletics and make a difference in the lives of student-athletes? Earn your master's degree in one year and learn how to excel in sports administration.

IslandWood Graduate Program

Graduate Certificate
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Field-based
IslandWood offers a unique 10-month immersive residency that prepares environmental educators and fulfills prerequisites for our Master in Teaching programs.

Language, Literacy and Culture

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Explore the dynamic interplay of language, literacy and culture in diverse educational settings, gain a deep understanding of justice, and become part of a supportive community of educators.

Leadership for Learning (L4L)

Certification
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
On-campus
A three year doctoral program for innovative, equity-focused leaders who want to transform educational systems and realize ambitious learning goals for all students.

Leadership in Higher Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
A cohort-based program that prepares individuals for leadership roles at community colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations.

Learning Sciences & Human Development

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
We study learning and development where they happen: in families, communities, workplaces, classrooms and schools from pre-school to college.

Measurement and Statistics

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
We prepare students to become leaders in the research and practice of cutting-edge psychometrics and applied statistical modeling.

Native Education Certificate Program

Graduate Certificate
On-campus Online
Learn how to engage Native communities develop the instructional knowledge to help Native students thrive with pride in school.

Psychometrics & Applied Analytics Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate
On-campus
For UW students who are not enrolled in the Measurement & Statistics program, this certificate provides the opportunity to complete an intensive series of quantitative methods courses in psychometrics and applied analytics.

Reading Endorsement

Endorsement
Hybrid
This endorsement requires courses and practicum, along with the WEST-E test.

School Psychology (Ed.S.)

Certification
Education Specialist (Ed.S)
Field-based On-campus
We prepare certified school psychologists who use culturally-responsive, evidence-based approaches to assessment, intervention, and consultation for effectively serving individuals from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

School Psychology (Ph.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Field-based On-campus
We prepare health service psychologists who use culturally-responsive, evidence-based approaches to assessment, intervention, and consultation for effectively serving individuals from all cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Science or Math Education Specialization

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Our program provides advanced, specialized training in science or mathematics education with emphasis for both elementary and secondary schools.

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.

Social and Cultural Foundations

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
On-campus
Address fundamental questions about the meaning, purpose, ethics, and significance of education in society. Explore education from the perspective of the humanities using tools of analysis based in history, philosophy, sociology, and political science.

Special Education Doctoral

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
On-campus
We prepare special education leaders who are committed to inclusive education and are ready to bring systemic change to educational and community settings.

Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
On-campus
Designed for future researchers and leaders who are committed to advancing intersectional justice in teacher education and teacher learning.

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.