Academics

With a focus on equity and academic excellence, UW College of Education graduates prepare to make a difference in the lives of children every day.

What you should expect from the College

With a focus on equity and academic excellence, UW College of Education graduates prepare to make a difference in the lives of children every day. The College of Education offers degrees and experiences that suit the needs of learners across the continuum of educational careers.

0Programs ranks among the top 12 in the nation
0+Partnerships with schools, nonprofits and communities
0Academic research faculty
0%of students identify as BIPOC

Programs for all levels of study

With more than 30 programs, we have something specific to your academic and professional goals.

Undergraduate Education

You see yourself as a preschool teacher, working in Montessori schools or as a special educator in early childhood.

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Graduate Education

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Certificate and Continuing Education

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Professional Learning or Custom Courses

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Areas of Study

Find your program based on which area of study sparks your interest.

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.

Explore the nature and educational implications of learning, development and culture in and across a variety of settings, including classrooms, workplace, family, community and digital environments. Working with innovative faculty, students gain technical and intellectual foundations for practice as educators, researchers, educational designers, program directors and learning analysts/consultants.

Since the late 1960s, we have prepared 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.

The University of Washington’s School Psychology Program prepares scientist-practitioners whose practice is grounded in scientific knowledge and focused on enhancing the socio-emotional and educational competence of school age children. 

We prepare school psychologists to place children's behavioral and mental health needs at the forefront of prevention and intervention services. We believe academic and social-emotional learning are equally important in the development of children and adolescents.

Graduates of our program gain a strong background in the scientific foundations for the practice of school psychology as well as training in applying current research knowledge and theory to educational practice.

Our School Psychology Clinic serves as a training site for our students while providing services free of charge to children and families in the Seattle area.

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.

Engage with programs in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum through the UW’s nationally-ranked graduate programs in education. With a shared commitment to equity and justice and changing the status quo in education and society, we employ diverse disciplinary, theoretical and methodological approaches to the teaching and learning of justice oriented knowledge, skills, and orientations in and out of schools.

Tuition and funding

Students in the College of Education fund their degree programs in many different ways. Find information about several different sources of funding & financial aid.

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Application deadlines

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Alumni Profile

Alumnus - Early Care and Education
The children who I work for, from birth to age five, don’t know how to talk to legislators. It’s my job to advocate for them and let legislators know what the children, families and childcare providers in our state need. Many people believe that only kindergarten through 12th grade is important, but early care is vital because it’s a child’s foundation.