The Master of Education Program with a focus on Secondary Certification partners with local schools to prepare future teachers to help students in middle and high school gain knowledge and success in science or mathematics. The preparation of secondary teachers in science or mathematics education addresses among the most significant gaps in the teacher corps today.
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.