The Master of Education Program with a K-8 teacher certification and special education endorsement features an introduction to teaching in all areas of the elementary, middle school, and special education curriculum. It also prepares students for non-curricular aspects of the teacher's role, reflection on contemporary issues in education, and offers frequent supervision during the learning process.
All students are required to meet with their advisor to create a program plan that fulfills the requirements for the certification and/or degree. It is the student's responsibility to meet and follow procedures as stipulated by the Education Program and the Graduate School.
Lauren Hibbs, Advisor, Certification Specialist and Field Placement Coordinator
Advising areas: initial residency certificate (teacher and principal administrator), Special Education endorsement and study option, TELL endorsement and study option, and other endorsements
Students can also seek the advice of any faculty member as needed. Such informal advising is common and highly encouraged. The expertise of faculty should be sought to assist students with career choices or any other professional advice and decision-making.
Retention & Dismissal Policy
The Retention and Dismissal Policy of the University of Washington Tacoma Education program outlines the policy and procedures regarding review for low scholarship and satisfactory progress for all students enrolled in the Education program. Academic standards and satisfactory progress are outlined separately for all M. Ed. students except for specific modifications outlined for students enrolled in the Teacher Certification program (TCP) and for those students enrolled in the Educational Administrator program. All students regardless of program are expected to meet Standards for Essential Abilities and Dispositions for Admission and Continuance in the Education Program of the University of Washington Tacoma.