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The College of Education is dedicated to equity and excellence in education through the preparation and on-going renewal of education professionals, the promotion of social justice, the advancement of knowledge through research, and the connection of research to inform policy and improve practice. Pathways are offered to obtain a bachelor of arts (BA), master of education (MEd) or teaching (MIT), educational specialist (EdS), or a doctor of philosophy (PhD) or education (EdD). Undergraduate offerings: a BA in Early Childhood Family Studies, a BA in Education, Communities & Organizations, or a minor in Education, Learning and Society. Graduate studies areas: Curriculum & Instruction, Educational Leadership, Policy & Organizations, Educational Psychology, Special Education and Education, Equity & Society. Certifications: teaching (elementary, secondary, and special education), school administration (principals, program administrators, and superintendents), and school psychology.

 Undergraduate Programs


College of Education

206 Miller Hall
206-221-3527
ecfsinfo@uw.edu

 Program of Study: Major: Early Care and Education


Program Overview

The online Bachelor of Arts in Early Care and Education (ECE) program supports the belief that all young children, across diverse families and communities, should have equitable opportunities to learn and develop in a just and culturally-thriving society. This program seeks to transform inequitable systems that are barriers to this reality. Focusing on young children from birth through age 8, students will be prepared to advance this mission through interdisciplinary coursework that brings together equity, child development, teaching interactions, research, advocacy, leadership, practice-based application of learning, and community-based learning with community partners. The program addresses common barriers to higher education, including affordability, access, relevance, and effectiveness. A flexible online model, real-world opportunities for applying learning, and a student-centered teaching and advising model support student success.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Care and Education (fee-based) (online)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Care and Education: Teaching and Learning (fee-based) (online) (not admitting)

 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Care and Education (fee-based) (online)


Admission Requirements
  1. Satisfactory progress toward completion of general education requirements
  2. Admission is capacity constrained, based on the following criteria. Completion of requirements does not guarantee admission.
    1. Two-to-three page personal statement reflecting an interest in the Early Care & Education major and a commitment to learning about the field
    2. Overall academic performance reflected in copies of unofficial transcripts
    3. Other evidence of interest in and commitment to the field (e.g., work experience, volunteer experience, or internships)
    4. Grades in any completed recommended courses and courses applied to major requirements
    5. Completion of at least 45 transferable credits
  3. Application deadlines are posted on the website. Applications may be considered after the deadline on a case-by-case basis, depending on program capacity.
  4. This is a limited admission program. Students admitted to the Early Care and Education online program are not allowed to transfer to another onsite or online major/degree program or complete a minor without reapplying to the UW through the normal admission review process.

Students accepted into the major typically have a minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA and a minimum grade of 2.0 for any prior college coursework that may be applied toward the major.

Information sessions are offered to learn more about the major and how to apply.

For more information, refer to College of Education website or inquire at 206 Miller.

Completion Requirements

General Education Requirements

  1. Language and Reasoning Skills
    1. English Composition (5 credits)
    2. Reasoning (RSN) (5 credits)
    3. Writing Courses (10 credits)
    4. Diversity Course (3 credits)
  2. Areas of Inquiry
    1. Arts and Humanities (A&H) and Natural Sciences (NSc) (30 credits, with a minimum of 10 credits in each)
    2. Social Sciences (SSc) (30 credits)

Maximum 15 credits in ECFS-prefix courses from the University Areas of Inquiry list may be counted toward the UW Areas of Inquiry requirements.

Of Special Note:
The University of Washington formerly referred to Areas of Inquiry as Areas of Knowledge; Arts and Humanities (A&H) as Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA); Natural Sciences (NSc) as Natural World (NW); Social Sciences (SSc) as Individuals and Societies (I&S); and Reasoning (RSN) as Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR).

Major Requirements

87 credits

  1. Early Care and Education Courses (87 credits): ECE 201, ECE 220, ECE 221, ECE 222, ECE 322, ECE 323, ECE 401, ECE 402, ECE 419, ECE 450, ECE 456; ECFS 301, ECFS 311, ECFS 312 (5), ECFS 400, ECFS 410, ECFS 411; EDPSY 305, EDPSY 406; EDSPE 304; NSG 432
  2. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in courses used to satisfy major requirements
  3. Minimum 64 credits applied to the major taken through the UW Seattle campus
Additional Information

Student Outcomes and Opportunities

  • Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:
    • Understand Children and Families
      • Apply neurological, behavioral, and sociocultural knowledge of developmental and family systems theories to create practical strategies that support the development of young children and families in multicultural contexts.
      • Read, understand, and critically evaluate research that represents diverse family and community voices, while unpacking their identities within larger systems of power.
      • Engage in family-centered practice that acknowledges the impact of biological, social, cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic factors on learning and development to meet the needs of students and families from diverse backgrounds.
      • Engage in the process of impacting social policy and research by demonstrating a critical awareness of the assets and needs of families and communities.
    • Gain pedagogical expertise
      • Demonstrate knowledge and skills needed to apply, translate, and expand upon research designs and findings to solve practical issues and advance educational equity in early childhood settings.
      • Describe factors affecting child development and recognize systemic inequities that create challenges for children and families.
      • Identify, evaluate, and create learning environments. While doing so, exhibit intergenerational interactions that support children's social relationships, emotional and behavioral health, and emotional regulation
      • Assess the form and function of children's behaviors that challenge educators and practice using data to develop behavior support plans that engage in ongoing formative assessment of children's progress.
      • Enact and exhibit the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices. Recognize there are multiple ways of knowing, multilingual learners, multiple systems of mathematical/scientific thinking. Design and implement joint adult-child interactions in mathematical situations and scientific investigations, creating tasks that can enhance children’s thinking and justify how these are grounded in evidence-based practices that support young children’s mathematical, scientific, logical, and reasoning development.
    • Become a professional in early childhood
      • Design and implement learning opportunities grounded in evidence-based practices that support young children's language and literacy, math, science, art/multi-arts and creativity, logic and reasoning, and learning and development.
      • Design learning environments that include accommodations and adaptations for young children with varying needs and abilities.
      • Demonstrate ethical and socially responsible professional characteristics and practices anchored in a culturally sustaining professional identity.
      • Discuss, apply, and teach the skills, routines, and daily habits of a resilient professional, supported through practices that are context-dependent and are culturally meaningful.
      • Demonstrate learning about the selection and use of ongoing child observation and assessment to critically guide teaching and facilitate children's development and learning.
  • Community-Based Learning Experience: A community-based learning experience emphasizes both learning and service to the community. Early childhood community-based learning experience opportunities address concerns and needs that are identified and articulated by the community of an early learning settings, such as a preschool or non-profit organization. Community-based learning experience combines these community-based service activities with structured preparation and reflection opportunities within the context of ECE courses.
  • Honors Options Available: With Honors (Completion of Departmental Honors requirements in the major). See adviser for requirements.
  • Department Scholarships: See department website for undergraduate scholarship information.
  • Student Organizations/Associations: ECE Alumni & Student Leadership Council, Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE) and International Educators of the College of Education (IECE).

 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Care and Education: Teaching and Learning (fee-based) (online) (not admitting)


Additional Information

Formerly the College of Education offered two major options: (1) General Core and (2) Teaching and Learning. As of autumn quarter, 2020, however, those two options have been replaced by a single major. Please refer to the UW Seattle General Catalog Archive for information about the options.

 Program of Study: Major: Early Childhood and Family Studies


Program Overview

The Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) major provides the opportunity to study early childhood development, early learning, and family studies from a variety of perspectives across a range of disciplines. The degree will prepare you for careers in early learning, childcare, policy, parent and family support and education, and social/mental health services. It is also a pathway to graduate studies in education, child and family studies, and other areas. The ECFS major has developed two pathways for students to pursue in their degree program. The first pathway, ECFS Core, allows for the flexibility of integrating other areas of interest with the coursework in child development and family studies. The second pathway, the Teaching and Learning Option, is intended for students who wish to pursue a teaching position in preschools and other childhood settings or for those who plan to apply to a master's in teaching or other teacher certification programs.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies: Teaching and Learning
Admission Requirements
  1. Satisfactory progress toward completion of general education requirements
  2. Admission is capacity constrained, based on the following criteria. Completion of requirements does not guarantee admission.
    1. Minimum 2.0 grade in ECFS 200
    2. Minimum 2.0 grade in English composition
    3. Two-to-three page personal statement reflecting an interest in the early childhood and family studies major and a commitment to learning about the field
    4. Overall academic performance reflected in copies of unofficial transcripts
    5. Other evidence of interest in and commitment to the field (e.g., work experience, volunteer experience, or internships)
    6. Grades in any completed recommended courses and courses applied to major requirements
  3. Applications due October 15 for winter quarter start and April 15 for autumn quarter start. For current UW students, notification is sent two weeks later; for transfer students, notification is sent after applicants are admitted to the UW. Transfer students who have not completed ECFS 200 prior to admission must complete this course after matriculation to UW. Applications may be considered after the dates above on a case-by-case basis, depending on program capacity.

Students accepted typically have a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA and a minimum grade of 2.0 for any prior college coursework that can be applied toward the major.

Information sessions are offered to learn more about the major and how to apply.

For more information, refer to College of Education website or inquire at 206 Miller.

 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies


Credential Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies (ECFS) on-campus Core pathway allows for the flexibility of integrating other areas of interest with coursework in child development and family studies. Students in the major represent interests in a wide range of professions that include early childhood education, child development, family & community support, policy and advocacy, health related professions, and the pursuit of research activities related to the science of early learning and policy development. Many of these interests benefit from a double major (for example, ECFS and Public Health, Psychology, Social Work, Economics, American Ethnic Studies, Speech & Hearing Sciences, Political Science, and Communication) or by combining the ECFS major with a minor such as Diversity, Nutrition, Global Health, or a foreign language. In addition, many students earn course credits for admission requirements to Medical and/or Graduate School.

Completion Requirements

General Education Requirements

  1. Language and Reasoning Skills
    1. English Composition (5 credits)
    2. Reasoning (RSN) (5 credits)
    3. Writing Courses (10 credits)
    4. Diversity Course (3 credits)
  2. Areas of Inquiry
    1. Arts and Humanities (A&H) (15 credits)
    2. Social Sciences (SSc) (15 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (NSc) (15 credits)
    4. Areas of Inquiry (15 additional credits from any area)

Maximum 15 credits in ECFS-prefix courses from the University Areas of Inquiry list may be counted toward the UW Areas of Inquiry requirements.

Of Special Note:
The University of Washington formerly referred to Areas of Inquiry as Areas of Knowledge; Arts and Humanities (A&H) as Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA); Natural Sciences (NSc) as Natural World (NW); Social Sciences (SSc) as Individuals and Societies (I&S); and Reasoning (RSN) as Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR).

Major Requirements

74-86 credits

  1. Early Childhood and Family Studies Core Courses (39 credits):
    1. Minimum 2.0 grade in ECFS 200
    2. ECFS 303 (3), ECFS 311, ECFS 401, ECFS 402; EDPSY 302, EDPSY 406; EDUC 251; NSG 432
  2. Additional requirements specified below
  3. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in courses used to satisfy major requirements
  4. Minimum 40 credits applied to the major taken through the UW
Additional Completion Requirements

35-47 credits

  1. one of ECFS 315, ECFS 320, or ECFS 419 (5 credits)
  2. one of EDSPE 304, EDSPE 414, EDSPE 427, or EDSPE 435 (3-5 credits)
  3. ECFS 403
  4. Electives: see website for approved list of College of Education courses (25 credits)

 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies: Teaching and Learning


Credential Overview

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Early Childhood and Family Studies, Teaching and Learning on-campus pathway is intended for students who are interested in working in early learning settings, or for those who plan to apply to a master's in teaching or other teaching certification programs. Current city, state, and national policy efforts are focused on equitable access to high quality early learning programs. Part of the measure of quality is having professionals prepared in content areas and pedagogical approaches to early childhood education. Courses include Language & Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Positive Behavioral Support, Engaging Interactions & Environments, and Individualized Instruction. You will also participate in service learning alongside teachers in preschool classrooms or childcare centers each quarter during your junior and senior years.

Completion Requirements

General Education Requirements

  1. Language and Reasoning Skills
    1. English Composition (5 credits)
    2. Reasoning (RSN) (5 credits)
    3. Writing Courses (10 credits)
    4. Diversity Course (3 credits)
  2. Areas of Inquiry
    1. Arts and Humanities (A&H) (15 credits)
    2. Social Sciences (SSc) (15 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (NSc) (15 credits)
    4. Areas of Inquiry (15 additional credits from any area)

Maximum 15 credits in ECFS-prefix courses from the University Areas of Inquiry list may be counted toward the UW Areas of Inquiry requirements.

Of Special Note:
The University of Washington formerly referred to Areas of Inquiry as Areas of Knowledge; Arts and Humanities (A&H) as Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA); Natural Sciences (NSc) as Natural World (NW); Social Sciences (SSc) as Individuals and Societies (I&S); and Reasoning (RSN) as Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR).

Major Requirements

74-86 credits

  1. Early Childhood and Family Studies Core Courses (39 credits):
    1. Minimum 2.0 grade in ECFS 200
    2. ECFS 303 (3), ECFS 311, ECFS 401, ECFS 402; EDPSY 302, EDPSY 406; EDUC 251; NSG 432
  2. Additional requirements specified below
  3. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in courses used to satisfy major requirements
  4. Minimum 40 credits applied to the major taken through the UW
Additional Completion Requirements

Option specific credits (45-47 credits):

  1. one of ECFS 315, ECFS 320, or ECFS 419 (5 credits)
  2. one of EDSPE 304, EDSPE 414, EDSPE 427, or EDSPE 435 (3-5 credits)
  3. ECFS 301, ECFS 312 (3), ECFS 321, ECFS 400, ECFS 410, ECFS 411, ECFS 454, ECFS 455, ECFS 456; EDUC 170 (37 credits)

Additional Information

Student Outcomes and Opportunities

  • Learning Objectives: The early childhood and family studies major immerses students in the study of child and family development and education. Students learn about child development, early learning, and family studies from a variety of perspectives. They receive a strong grounding in reading and understanding the theory and evidence that provide the foundation for the field and drive current research and policy efforts.
  • Expected Outcomes: Students apply their knowledge and skill as they work alongside community-based teachers, community leaders, and care providers. The degree provides preparation for a wide variety of careers in early learning, childcare, parent and family support and education, child and community advocacy and organization, and social and mental health services. It also serves as a pathway for graduate studies in education, child and family studies, educational policy, special education, and other areas.
  • Service Learning and Research: Two sequences of field-based experiences provide students with real life-learning opportunities in community-based early childhood or family support/education settings. Students participate in both an introductory seminar experience as well as a sequenced field experience during their first year in service learning. In the Teaching and Learning option, students participate in a three-quarter senior service learning, research, and senior project that provides advanced opportunities to integrate theory and practice in community-based early childhood or family support programs, and/or research settings. The seminar ties together research and practice, demonstrating how research informs evidence-based decision-making in programs and services. Students also receive guidance in career options and current events in the field, tying in major experiences with their own developmental and career goals. Learning objectives are outlined in class.
  • Honors Options Available: With College Honors (Completion of Honors Core Curriculum and Departmental Honors); With Honors (Completion of Departmental Honors requirements in the major). See adviser for requirements.
  • Department Scholarships: See department website for undergraduate scholarship information.
  • Student Organizations/Associations: Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE) and International Educators of the College of Education (IECE).

 Program of Study: Major: Education, Communities and Organizations


Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Education, Communities and Organizations major provides students with a solid foundation in learning theory, human development, equity studies, organizational theory and community-based research and practice. Through elective courses, students will build on this knowledge to explore diverse areas of study. All students complete a community-based capstone internship.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education, Communities and Organizations
Admission Requirements

Admission is capacity constrained. Completion of requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Satisfactory progress toward completion of general education requirements; minimum 45 credits
  2. Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA
  3. Minimum 2.5 grade in English composition course
  4. Minimum 2.0 grade in EDUC 280
  5. Submission of a personal statement indicating interest in the major
  6. Application deadlines: April 15 for autumn admission; October 15 for winter admission. Depending on program capacity, applications may be considered after the deadlines.

Information sessions are offered to learn more about the major and how to apply.

Refer to College of Education website for more information.

 Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Education, Communities and Organizations


Credential Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Education, Communities and Organizations major provides students with a solid foundation in learning theory, human development, equity studies, organizational theory and community-based research and practice. Through elective courses, students will build on this knowledge to explore diverse areas of study. All students complete a community-based capstone internship.

Completion Requirements

General Education Requirements

  1. Language and Reasoning Skills
    1. English Composition (5 credits)
    2. Reasoning (RSN) (5 credits)
    3. Writing Courses (10 credits)
    4. Diversity Course (3 credits)
  2. Areas of Inquiry
    1. Arts and Humanities (A&H) (15 credits)
    2. Social Sciences (SSc) (15 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences (NSc) (15 credits)
    4. Areas of Inquiry (15 additional credits from any area)

Of Special Note:
The University of Washington formerly referred to Areas of Inquiry as Areas of Knowledge; Arts and Humanities (A&H) as Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA); Natural Sciences (NSc) as Natural World (NW); Social Sciences (SSc) as Individuals and Societies (I&S); and Reasoning (RSN) as Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR).

Major Requirements

68 credits

  1. Minimum 2.0 grade in EDUC 280 (3 credits)
  2. Core Courses (25 credits): EDUC 251, EDUC 370; one from EDPSY 302, EDPSY 380, EDPSY 404 (depending on life-span emphasis – child, adolescent, or adult development); EDUC 472, EDUC 473
  3. Concentration Electives (25 credits): See adviser for current list
  4. Major Capstone Courses (15 credits minimum): EDUC 481, EDUC 482, EDUC 483
  5. Minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA in courses used to satisfy major requirements
  6. Minimum 45 credits applied to the major taken through the UW

Additional Information

Student Outcomes and Opportunities

  • Learning Objectives: The student will be able to:
    • Support learning of others across a diverse society
    • Understand that development and learning happen in context and how to enter and engage with different contexts
    • Understand the structure, assets, and values of belonging and contributing to institutions, organizations, and communities
    • Represent themselves, their stories, and their ideas orally, in writing, and in action
    • Continuously self-reflect on their own positionality to engage respectfully with people who have the same and different identities, beliefs, experiences, and ideas
    • Seek out learning and constructive feedback with an open mind
    • Commit to the wholeness and wellness of all, especially those who have historically and continue to be targeted and marginalized
  • Service Learning and Research: Community engagement is an integral part of the student experience. Students complete three hours per week of service learning with a community-based organization or school when they take EDUC 280 Introduction to Education, Communities, and Organizations. In their final year of the program all students complete a three-quarter internship working with a community-based organization or school. Students collaborate with their site supervisor and mentor to develop an internship project that both supports the work of the partner organization and furthers the student's learning objectives.
  • Honors Options Available: With College Honors (Completion of Honors Core Curriculum and Departmental Honors); With Honors (Completion of Departmental Honors requirements in the major). See adviser for requirements.
  • Department Scholarships: See department website for undergraduate scholarship information.
  • Student Organizations/Associations: Associated Students of the College of Education (ASCE) and International Educators of the College of Education (IECE).

 Graduate Programs


College of Education


 Program of Study: Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies
  • Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice
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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education


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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture


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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education


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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education


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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies


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 Doctor Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education
  • Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Organizational And Policy Studies
  • Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education


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 Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Organizational And Policy Studies


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 Doctor Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations


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 Program of Study: Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies: Leadership For Learning)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Leadership For Learning (fee-based)
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Leadership For Learning (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Education (Special Education)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Education (Special Education)
  • Doctor Of Education (Special Education): Early Childhood Special Education
  • Doctor Of Education (Special Education): High Incidence Program In Learning And Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
  • Doctor Of Education (Special Education): Severe Disabilities
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Education (Special Education)


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 Doctor Of Education (Special Education): Early Childhood Special Education


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Education (Special Education): High Incidence Program In Learning And Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities


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 Doctor Of Education (Special Education): Severe Disabilities


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture


Completion Requirements

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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Curriculum And Instruction): Teacher Education and Teacher Learning for Justice


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Educ Leadershp And Policy St)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Organizational And Policy Studies
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations
Admission Requirements

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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Organizational And Policy Studies


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Education Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Learning Sciences And Human Development)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Learning Sciences And Human Development)
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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Learning Sciences And Human Development)


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Measurement And Statistics)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Measurement And Statistics)
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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Measurement And Statistics)


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: School Psychology)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: School Psychology)
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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: School Psychology)


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 Program of Study: Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education)


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education)
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Early Childhood Special Education
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): High Incidence Program In Learning And Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities
  • Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Severe Disabilities
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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education)


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Early Childhood Special Education


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): High Incidence Program In Learning And Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities


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 Doctor Of Philosophy (Education: Special Education): Severe Disabilities


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 Program of Study: Educational Specialist (School Psychology)


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Educational Specialist (School Psychology) (fee-based)
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 Educational Specialist (School Psychology) (fee-based)


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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate in Education, Equity, and Society


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate in Education, Equity, and Society
Admission Requirements

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 Graduate Certificate in Education, Equity, and Society


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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate In Mixed Methods Education Sciences


This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate In Mixed Methods Education Sciences
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 Graduate Certificate In Mixed Methods Education Sciences


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 Program of Study: Graduate Certificate in Psychometrics and Applied Analytics


Program Overview

This program is intended to equip graduate students at the University of Washington with training in, and transcriptable evidence of, successfully completing an intensive series of quantitative methods courses in psychometrics and applied analytics. The certificate requires 15 credits of Measurement and Statistics coursework focused on latent variable measurement and analysis within an equity-oriented framework, along with a presentation on a final project featuring advanced quantitative methodology. Certificate holders will be prepared for future work involving critical evaluation of measurement instruments (e.g., surveys and assessments) as well as conducting regression-oriented analyses using open-source statistical software (e.g., R).

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychometrics and Applied Analytics
Admission Requirements

See this program's website for current requirements.

 Graduate Certificate in Psychometrics and Applied Analytics


Completion Requirements

15 credits

grade of 3.3 or higher required in each course

  1. Required Coursework (15 credits): All of the following:
    1. Multiple regression (3 credits): EDPSY 538
    2. Classic test theory/reliability (3 credits): EDPSY 539
    3. Intermediate course (3 credits): EDPSY 575 or EDPSY 591
    4. Two advanced courses (6 credits): 500-level EDPSY coursework, list maintained by the program
  2. Presentation: Students are required to give a professional 15-20 minute presentation on one of their advanced class course projects during the Measurement and Statistics weekly seminar.

 Program of Study: Master In Teaching


This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master in Teaching (fee-based)
  • Master In Teaching: Elementary Teacher Preparation
  • Master In Teaching: Residency Teacher Preparation: Seattle Teacher Residency Program
  • Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: English/Language Arts
  • Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Mathematics
  • Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Science
  • Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Social Studies
  • Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: World Languages
Admission Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master in Teaching (fee-based)


Completion Requirements

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 Master In Teaching: Elementary Teacher Preparation


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master In Teaching: Residency Teacher Preparation: Seattle Teacher Residency Program


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: English/Language Arts


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Mathematics


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Science


Completion Requirements

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 Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: Social Studies


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Master In Teaching: Secondary Teacher Preparation: World Languages


Completion Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

 Program of Study: Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction)


Program Overview

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.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education (fee-based) (Islandwood)
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teaching And Curriculum
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teaching And Curriculum (fee-based) (Islandwood)
  • Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction: Instructional Leadership)

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Culturally Sustaining Education


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (10 credits):
    1. EDC&I 503
    2. EDPSY 501
    3. EDLPS 520 or EDLPS 521 or EDLPS 530
  2. Area of specialization (18 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. Supporting area of study (9 credits):Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  4. Research inquiry (3 credits): 500-level coursework from a list maintained by the program.
  5. Culminating experience: Choice of three options:
    1. Thesis (9 credits): EDUC 700
    2. Project Option (6 credits): EDC&I 600
    3. Written Exam
  6. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Language, Literacy, And Culture


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (10 credits):
    1. EDC&I 503
    2. EDPSY 501
    3. EDLPS 520 or EDLPS 521 or EDLPS 530
  2. Area of specialization (18 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. Supporting area of study (9 credits): Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  4. Research inquiry (3 credits): 500-level coursework from a list maintained by the program.
  5. Culminating experience: Choice of three options:
    1. Thesis (9 credits): EDUC 700
    2. Project Option (6 credits): EDC&I 600
    3. Written Exam
  6. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Mathematics Education


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (10 credits):
    1. EDC&I 503
    2. EDPSY 501
    3. EDLPS 520 or EDLPS 521 or EDLPS 530
  2. Area of specialization (18 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. Supporting area of study (9 credits): Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  4. Research inquiry (3 credits): 500-level coursework from a list maintained by the program.
  5. Culminating experience: Choice of three options:
    1. Thesis (9 credits): EDUC 700
    2. Project Option (6 credits): EDC&I 600
    3. Written Exam
  6. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (7 credits): EDC&I 503, EDC&I 571
  2. Area of specialization (15 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Science Education (fee-based) (Islandwood)


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (7 credits): EDC&I 503, EDC&I 571
  2. Area of specialization (15 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Course choices negotiated with adviser.
  3. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Course choices negotiated with adviser.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Social Studies


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (10 credits):
    1. EDC&I 503
    2. EDPSY 501
    3. EDLPS 520 or EDLPS 521 or EDLPS 530
  2. Area of specialization (9 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  3. Research inquiry (3 credits): 500-level coursework from a list maintained by the program.
  4. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teaching And Curriculum


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Area of Specialization (15 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  2. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Courses selected in consultation with advisor.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction): Teaching And Curriculum (fee-based) (Islandwood)


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: this credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Area of Specialization (15 credits): EDC&I coursework at the 400-level and above. Course choices negotiated with adviser.
  2. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-level or above. Course choices negotiated with adviser.

 Master Of Education (Curriculum And Instruction: Instructional Leadership)


Credential Overview

This unique masters degree prepares teachers for emerging and critical leadership positions in school and district settings. The degree serves teachers and coaches who want advanced knowledge of leadership and classroom practice, but do not currently aspire to become principals or administrators. Exercising equity-driven leadership, our graduates support and foster the professional development for teachers that can lead to improved student outcomes.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Curriculum and Instruction program range between 45-48 credits. All credentials feature coursework in Foundations of Education, an area of specialization, a supporting area of study, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Foundations of education (10 credits): EDC&I 503, EDLPS 520, EDPSY 501
  2. Area of specialization (15 credits): EDC&I 525, EDC&I 526, EDC&I 552, EDLPS 579, EDPSY 512
  3. Supporting area of study (9 credits): Courses selected in consultation with advisor.
  4. Research inquiry (3 credits): 500-level coursework from a list maintained by the program.
  5. Culminating experience (8 credits): EDC&I 600

 Program of Study: Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies)


Program Overview

Programs in the area of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Policy inform and promote the transformation of education both within and beyond P-12 schools and postsecondary institutions, with the ultimate goal of creating powerful and equitable learning for all. We bring multiple disciplines, analytical tools, and bodies of knowledge to our work, including history, political science, economics, organizational studies, philosophy, and sociology; as well as the wisdom of applied practice in the fields of community organization, public/nonprofit leadership, and education, policy design, implementation, and evaluation.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Danforth Principal Preparation Program (fee-based)
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Education Policy
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies: Education Policy Cohort) (fee-based)
  • Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies: Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership) (fee-based)
Admission Requirements

Each credential in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy studies program has its own admissions. Please see additional admission requirements section below.

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Danforth Principal Preparation Program (fee-based)


Credential Overview

A cohort-based program that prepares future leaders for initial principal and program administrator certification.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

45 credits

  1. Required Courses (27 credits): EDLPS 501 (6 credits), EDLPS 502 (6 credits), EDLPS 503 (6 credits), EDLPS 504 (6 credits), EDLPS 505 (3 credits)
  2. Additional Coursework (to meet required credit total): 400-level or above coursework in EDLPS/EDC&I/EDPSY/EDSPE/EDUC 
  3. Internship: See program website for details.

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Education Policy


Credential Overview

Learn about and improve the research and practice of education policy, organizations and leadership. Students learn to use rigorous and innovative research methods and develop strategic partnerships with educational practitioners and policymakers at multiple systems levels to realize systemic and continuous improvement of equity and excellence in education.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

45 credits

  1. Required Courses (10 credits): EDLPS 565, EDLPS 560, EDLPS 550
  2. Foundation Course (3 credits): 500-level EDLPS coursework, list maintained by the program
  3. Additional EDLPS Coursework (5 credits): 400-level and above EDLPS coursework
  4. Additional Elective Coursework (to meet required credit total): 400-level or above coursework, list maintained by the program.

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Higher Education


Credential Overview

A cohort-based program that prepares individuals for leadership roles at community colleges, universities and nonprofit organizations.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

46 credits

  1. Required Higher Education Core (30 credits): EDLPS 563, EDLPS 580, EDLPS 586, EDLPS 588, EDLPS 590 (4 credits), EDLPS 594, EDLPS 598 (7 credits total over 3 quarters)
  2. Required Research Methods (7 credits): EDLPS 596 (4 credits), EDLPS 593
  3. Additional EDLPS Coursework (3 credits): Coursework in EDLPS at 400-level or above.
  4. Required Non-Thesis Internship (6 credits): EDLPS 601

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies): Social And Cultural Foundations


Credential Overview

Address fundamental questions about the meaning, purpose and significance of education in society. Students explore education from the perspective of the humanities and liberal arts, as well as from the perspectives of different stakeholders in society, using tools of analysis based in history and philosophy.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

45 credits

  1. Required Courses (12 credits): EDLPS 520, EDLPS 521, EDLPS 530 and at least one additional 500-level EDLPS course from a list maintained by the program
  2. Research Inquiry (6 credits): EDPSY 490 and at least one additional course from a list maintained by the program
  3. Additional Elective Coursework (to meet required credit total): Coursework at 400-level or above selected in consultation with adviser.
  4. Thesis (9 credits): EDUC 700

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies: Education Policy Cohort) (fee-based)


Credential Overview

An 11-month, cohort-based program designed to prepare students for leadership positions working in education policy within schools/districts, government, philanthropy, advocacy/non-profit and post-secondary education.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

44 credits

  1. Core Requirements (19 credits):
    1. EDLPS 510, EDLPS 560, EDLPS 568, EDLPS 575,
    2. Two additional policy electives, 400-level or above
  2. Supporting Coursework (6 credits): EDLPS 579 (6 credits)
  3. Methodological Foundations for Data Literacy and Use in Education Policy Systems (6 credits):
    1. EDLPS 549 (3 credits) or EDPSY 490
    2. One additional methodological elective, 400-level or above
  4. Project or Internship (13 credits): EDLPS 599 (10 credits), EDLPS 601 (3 credits)

 Master Of Education (Educational Leadership And Policy Studies: Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership) (fee-based)


Credential Overview

A cohort-based program that prepares future leaders in administrative and coaching roles within collegiate athletic departments.

Additional Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Educational Leadership and Policy Studies program range between 44-48 credits. All contain core coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, elective coursework determined in consultation with an adviser, and a culminating experience. See additional requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

48 credits

  1. Required Courses (24 credits):
    1. Research/Inquiry: EDLPS 506
    2. Social and Cultural Foundations: EDLPS 520, EDLPS 540
    3. Organizations and Policy: EDLPS 515, EDLPS 583
    4. EDLPS 586
    5. Breadth: ACCTG 560, IMT 525
  2. Internship (9 credits): EDLPS 601
  3. Electives (15 credits): Graduate coursework in Education; elective course list maintained by the program.

 Program of Study: Master Of Education (Learning Sciences And Human Development)


Program Overview

Learning Sciences and Human Development is a graduate study option that focuses on the nature and interaction of learning, development, and culture in a variety of settings.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Master Of Education (Learning Sciences And Human Development)
Admission Requirements

Visit this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

 Master Of Education (Learning Sciences And Human Development)


Completion Requirements

45 credits

  1. Required Foundations and Methods Courses (30 credits): 
    1. All of the following: EDPSY 490, EDPSY 501, EDPSY 502, EDPSY 503, EDPSY 517, EDPSY 532, EDPSY 542A, EDPSY 581 (3 credits)
    2. EDPSY 517 or EDPSY 558
    3. Choose one Foundations course: graduate-level Education coursework, course list maintained by the program.
  2. Area of specialization and supporting coursework (to meet required credit total): graduate-level Education coursework, selected in consultation with advisor
  3. Culminating Project (9 credits): EDPSY 600 (9 credits) or EDUC 700 (9 credits)

 Program of Study: Master Of Education (Measurement And Statistics)


Program Overview

The UW COE Measurement & Statistics (M&S) graduate program, which began in the late 1960s, prepares students to become leaders in the research and practice of cutting-edge psychometrics and applied statistical modeling. Our collective expertise focuses on latent variable models and related quantitative methods, with a common mission to improve educational equity and quality.

This program of study leads to the following credential:
  • Master Of Education (Measurement And Statistics)
Admission Requirements

See this program's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

 Master Of Education (Measurement And Statistics)


Completion Requirements

45 credits

  1. Foundational Courses in Education (15 credits): Each of the following:
    1. One course in Educational History or Philosophy, course list maintained by the program.
    2. EDPSY 501
    3. EDPSY 490
    4. EDPSY 538
    5. EDPSY 539
  2. Area of Specialization: Measurement & Statistics (13 credits): Each of the following:
    1. EDPSY 591
    2. At least one quarter participation in EDPSY 598 seminar
    3. At least one advanced course in measurement theory. Course list maintained by the program.
    4. EDPSY 575 or EDPSY 576
    5. At last one advanced course in statistical modeling. Course list maintained by the program.
  3. Cognate in Education or Closely Related Field (6 credits): At least two courses outside area of specialization, preferably at 500-level or above.
  4. Master's Thesis (9 credits): EDUC 700
  5. Additional elective credits as needed to meet required credit total, preferably at 500-level or above.

 Program of Study: Master Of Education (Special Education)


Program Overview

Working hand-in-hand with the UW College of Education’s nationally-recognized faculty, our students develop the expertise to improve the lives and outcomes of students from birth through adulthood. With a shared commitment to making an excellent education a reality of all learners, our programs include a focus on applying current research knowledge and theory to educational services. Our graduates pursue work in a range of public and private settings as educators, school psychologists and researchers.

This program of study leads to the following credentials:
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis (online) (fee-based)
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): Early Childhood
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): High Incidence Special Education
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): Severe Special Education
  • Master Of Education (Special Education): Special Education
Admission Requirements

Each credential in this program has a unique application for admission. See additional admission requirements section below for credential-specific information.

 Master Of Education (Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 61 credits.

  1. Required Courses (46 credits): EDSPE 511, EDSPE 525, EDSPE 529, EDSPE 531, EDSPE 533, EDSPE 534, EDSPE 535, EDSPE 536, EDSPE 537, EDSPE 539. EDSPE 549, EDSPE 552, EDSPE 553, EDSPE 554, EDSPE 563, EDSPE 571
  2. Capstone (15 credits): EDSPE 500
  3. Master's Examination

 Master Of Education (Special Education): Applied Behavior Analysis (online) (fee-based)


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Required courses: EDSPE 511, EDSPE 525, EDSPE 529, EDSPE 531, EDSPE 533, EDSPE 534, EDSPE 535, EDSPE 536, EDSPE 537, EDSPE 552, EDSPE 553, EDSPE 554, EDSPE 571, EDSPE 600 (4 credits)
  2. Master's Examination

 Master Of Education (Special Education): Early Childhood


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Required Courses: EDSPE 501, EDSPE 513, EDSPE 527, EDSPE 531, EDSPE 532, EDSPE 563, EDC&I 507
  2. Special Assignments in Special Education (e.g. practicum, internship) (9 credits): Course list maintained by the program.
  3. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-leve or above, courses selected in consultation with adviser.

 Master Of Education (Special Education): High Incidence Special Education


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Required Courses: EDSPE 513, EDSPE 527, EDSPE 531, EDSPE 532, EDSPE 563, EDC&I 507
  2. Special Assignments in Special Education (e.g. practicum, internship) (12 credits): Course list maintained by the program.
  3. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-leve or above, courses selected in consultation with adviser.

 Master Of Education (Special Education): Severe Special Education


Additional Admission Requirements

See this credential's Graduate Admissions page for current requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.

Additional Completion Requirements

Credential-specific requirements: This credential requires a total of 45 credits.

  1. Required Courses: EDSPE 501, EDSPE 513, EDSPE 527, EDSPE 531, EDSPE 532, EDSPE 563, EDC&I 507
  2. Special Assignments in Special Education (e.g. practicum, internship) (9 credits): Course list maintained by the program.
  3. Elective coursework (to meet required credit total): Additional credit 400-leve or above, courses selected in consultation with adviser.

 Master Of Education (Special Education): Special Education


Admission Requirements

Contact department for requirements.

Completion Requirements

Credentials in the overarching Special Education program range from 45 to 61 total credits. All credentials include primarily 500-level EDSPE courses, which vary by specialization area, as well as a culminating experience. See additional completion requirements section below for credential-specific requirements.