Explore graduate studies in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum

Explore the interaction of teaching, learning and curriculum through the UW’s nationally-ranked graduate programs in education. With a shared commitment to equity, democracy and justice in education and society, we employ diverse disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches to the teaching and learning of powerful knowledge.

Students and faculty partner with communities, educators and youth to engage in research throughout the Puget Sound and beyond. Together, we reimagine, implement and study approaches to curriculum and instruction, moving the field toward more equitable outcomes for youth and their communities.

Our graduates pursue work in a range of public and private settings as educators, instructional leaders, curriculum developers and researchers.

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Program Degree

Culturally Sustaining Education

Our program is designed to prepare 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.

M.Ed., Ph.D.

Equitable Instructional Leadership

A program designed for passionate teachers who feel called to engage in the critical work of teacher-leadership.


Islandwood Option

The Graduate Residency in Education for Environment and Community at IslandWood (an outdoor learning center) focuses on the integration of educational theory from environmental, experiential and multicultural education with practice teaching 4th, 5th and 6th graders in a school overnight program.


Language, Literacy, and Culture

Provides advanced preparation in understanding and applying expanded notions of literacy, language learning, and culture and its intersections along with the choice of a specialization in 1) literacies with a supporting emphasis on multilingualism including English language learning and teaching or 2) multilingualism including English language learning and teaching with a supporting emphasis in literacies.

M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Mathematics or Science Education

Emphasizes advanced, specialized training in mathematics and/or science education, with an elementary or secondary emphasis.

M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.

Teacher Quality & Teacher Education

Graduates of the Teacher Quality and Teacher Education program can be found in academic and research careers in universities, and in research organizations and public agencies working on issues of teacher education, professional development, and curricula.

This program does not lead to state teaching certification.

Ed.D., Ph.D.