Learn more about how to apply for teacher preparation programs at the UW College of Education.
From start to finish, our students receive intensive mentoring and field-based instruction, including methods training in all the content elementary teachers teach: literacy, math, social studies, science, arts and more. You’ll learn how to differentiate your teaching based on the strengths and needs of your students and incorporate technology into your practice. Our elementary teachers have the option of adding specialized preparation and endorsements in teaching English Language Learners, special education, reading and more.
Explore our elementary teaching pathways:
- Elementary Teacher Education Program — A year-long, cohort-based Master's in Teaching program.
- Seattle Teacher Residency — Prepare to teach in a Seattle Public School classroom while earning your Master's in Teaching.
- UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers — Designed for candidates who are teachers of record and hold conditional or emergency certification.