Program Requirements

Elementary Education Option students must complete all university and major requirements listed below.

UW Bothell Requirements

  • Earn 180 university credits
  • 5 credits – Composition (C)
  • 10 credits – Writing Across the Curriculum (W)
  • 5 credits – Reasoning (RSN)
  • 5 credits – Diversity (DIV)
    • For students admitted to the UW prior to Autumn 2023 the DIV requirement is 3 credits
  • 15 credits – Arts & Humanities (A&H)
  • 15 credits – Social Sciences (SSc)
  • 15 credits – Natural Sciences (NSc)

Elementary Education Option Requirements

Teacher Certification Requirements

To be recommended for elementary teacher certification in Washington state, students must also complete certification requirements:

  • Successfully complete student teaching internship
  • Pass the NES I and II Elementary Education exams or receive an approved NES Petition
  • Complete and submit a Professional Growth Plan

Students will receive support and guidance on all certification requirements from academic advisors, field placement coordinators, and field instructors.

Elementary Education Course Fees

Some Elementary Education courses carry course fees. These fees cover the cost of honoraria for cooperating (mentor) teachers.  

Course fees:

B EDUC 435 Student Teaching, Autumn Quarter, $325
B EDUC 435 Student Teaching, Winter Quarter, $325