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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Programsort descending Degree

Instructional Leadership

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

M.Ed.

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.

M.Ed.

Language, Literacy, and Culture

This option provides advanced preparation in reading, writing, English/language arts or English language learning, along with the choice of a specialization in 1) literacy development with a supporting emphasis in English language learning or 2) English language learning with a supporting emphasis in literacy.

Ed.D., M.Ed., 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.

Multicultural Education

This program prepares teachers and other professionals to assume leadership roles in institutions that have projects, courses and programs related to multicultural education, race relations and improving the academic achievement of all students.

M.Ed., Ph.D.

Social Studies

This program is designed to strengthen the subject matter and pedagogical knowledge of social studies teachers and to prepare them for additional professional roles in education (e.g., social studies curriculum specialist).

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