The Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies (EDST) degree program is a minimum requirement major designed to give you the opportunity to study foundational concepts and concentrate on a specific area of focus that will prepare you for a number of different careers and graduate studies related to the field of education.  All students take 30 credits of Foundational Courses and an additional 20 - 22 credits in their chosen option.  

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EDST: Open Admissions Cycle

UW students are able to declare the Education Studies major in the first two weeks of each quarter.  Interested students are encouraged to follow admission dates and meet with our Education Studies adviser to review credit requirements and complete the Change of Major form.

Admissions Cycle
Opening Date Closing Date Admitted Quarter
June 20 July 7 Summer 2023
September 27 October 13 Autumn 2023
January 3 January 17 Winter 2024
March 25 April 8 Spring 2024

EDST Admissions Process for Autumn 2023

Students will be able to declare Education Studies major by meeting the criteria below and consulting with the Education Studies Adviser. 

The requirements for admission are as follows:

  • 45 earned credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA cumulative
  • 2.0 GPA in English Composition
  • 2.0 GPA in one Education Introduction course: ECFS 200, EDUC 240, or EDUC 280
  • Meet with Education Studies Adviser to complete the Change of Major form

Current UW students can declare for the Education Studies major by completing the Change of Major form in Autumn 2023.

Students will complete the following graduation requirements:

  • Minimum of 180 total credits
  • 45 of last 60 credits taken at UW
  • Final year residency requirement

Declare for EDST in Autumn 2023:

Please meet with Ramon Concepcion for an individual advising appointment. Individual appointments are scheduled for up to 30 minutes. 

These appointments must be scheduled in advance. Schedule a virtual appointment today!

EDST Academic Advising

Advising for Declared EDST Majors

Current EDST Majors are supported by Ramon Concepcion, Lead Academic Adviser. Students who are declared in the EDST Major can schedule an in-person or virtual advising appointment through the Canvas Education Studies Advising Center.

EDST Prospective Students

The College of Education welcomes all prospective students including high school, transfer, returning, and current UW students.  If you have any questions about EDST or any of our in-person majors or minor programs (ECO, ECFS, and ELS) please attend an Undergraduate Programs Information Session or schedule a virtual Undergraduate Admission Advising appointment.

Prospective students will learn about the admission process and graduation requirements for EDST and other programs.  

Transfer Students

The College of Education welcomes and encourages transfer students to review both the degree requirements and UW Admission requirements.  Please note that you can only declare the Education Studies Major after your admission to UW and the successful completion of the major prerequisites.  Further, we strongly recommend transfer students to attend Transfer Thursday to get a clearer picture of what it takes to be successfully admitted to the University of Washington.



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