Become a Teacher
Teacher Education at UW Bothell
The School of Educational Studies offers two, traditional-route teacher certification programs which prepare students to meet the requirements to be recommended for Washington state residency certification with an elementary education endorsement. These full-time, daytime, cohorted programs are designed for those interested in teaching grades K-5.
Learn the knowledge and skills necessary for supporting the academic and social-emotional development of children and youth with disabilities in inclusive classroom and school settings. Prepares students to add the Special Education endorsement to an existing teacher certification.
Teaching in Washington State
Washington state teachers must hold bachelor’s degree, be certified to teach, and earn an endorsement in a teaching area. Future teachers must complete a state-approved certification program to earn their initial, residency certification, as well as complete coursework and pass a content exam to earn an endorsement.
For information on teaching in other states, please view the School of Educational Studies Professional Licensure Disclosure (DOCX).
State Certification & Endorsement Resources
- Become an Educator (PESB)
- Alternative Routes to Certification (PESB) – routes not offered at UW Bothell
- Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
- Adding an Endorsement (OSPI)