Elementary Teacher Certification

Our program prepares you to be a teacher who is:

  • Thoughtful and Innovative
  • Ethically Dedicated to Diverse Students
  • Active and Engaged in Learning ...who schools want to hire!

Earn an Elementary Education teaching certificate in one year

If you already have earned a Bachelor's degree or a higher, our 
Four Quarter Program (spring, summer, autumn, winter) might be right for you.

The UW Bothell Elementary Education Teacher Certification Program prepares teachers who are thoughtful about their own learning, as well as the learning of their students. Our commitment to the knowledge and understanding of teaching and learning is evident in our program mission statement and conceptual framework.

Our "cohort model" program progresses students together through a series of courses and hands-on teaching internships, resulting in an enhanced learning community and life-long professional colleagues.

Ready to become a teacher?

Learn more about how to apply.



The application to join the Spring 2020 cohort will open on

September 1, 2019


Application Deadline for

Spring 2020 is

November 1, 2019


Want more information?

Submit a Program Interest Form