The Native Education Certificate Program cultivates the educator's ability to create meaningful and effective relationships with Native American students through a perspective of being a community-based teacher. Educators will develop the expertise of engaging Native students, families, and communities in instruction to ensure Native students thrive and succeed making school and future careers relevant to the pressing needs of Native communities.
Develop the expertise to help students with disabilities achieve their potential. We offer several options for students interested in working with children from birth through adulthood, as well as their families.
The Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) prepares residents to become teachers in the context of, and for classrooms in Seattle Public Schools. This Master in Teaching program for individuals interested in elementary or special education blends classroom apprenticeship with aligned, graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership. Graduates have a solid foundation in research-based teaching practice and a deep knowledge of curricula and resources used in Seattle schools.
Prepare to address adolescent-specific issues, support youth from poverty-impacted communities, and help students make the transition into young adulthood
Our graduates are flexible, committed teachers with deep content knowledge and the ability to differentiate learning for students in their classrooms.
Designed to move currently-employed certified staff (Instructional Assistants or Paraprofessionals) in Puget Sound school districts within 25 miles of UW's Seattle campus into certified special education teaching positions.
Prepares special education teachers to meet the individual needs of students with low-incidence disabilities (severe intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities and/or severe behavioral disorders/autism) and their families.
Prepares teachers to serve students with high-incidence disabilities such as learning and emotional/behavioral disabilities. Three degree options: Initial Teaching Certification, Special Education Endorsement, and Master's Only.
Two-year program preparing teachers interested in working with young children (birth-8) with special needs and their families. Endorsement in Early Childhood Education (P-3) available.
Provides strong background in the scientific foundations for the practice of school psychology, with coursework and practice in assessment, consultation and intervention/counseling as well as training in applying current research knowledge and theory to educational services.