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What is your pathway to a successful education career? Take the next step at UW Tacoma.

The University of Washington Tacoma School of Education offers graduate-level programs that help you start or advance your career in the education field. Whether you are aspiring to be a first-time teacher, looking to advance your career, or preparing for a high-level leadership role, UW Tacoma is ready to meet you where you are in life and guide you to the best path forward. Not sure where to start? Check out our most popular pathways below.

Why choose the UW Tacoma School of Education?

Why UW Tacoma?

Old and new come together in a downtown university that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Enjoy taking classes in our historic buildings, where turn-of-the-century architecture meets state-of-the-art technology.

What do our alumni say?

Master of Education alumnus, Claire Bowlby, talks about her student teaching experience and how UW Tacoma School of Education faculty and staff are focused on your success.

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Welcome message from Dean Endo

"Welcome to the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma! Established in 1992, the Education Program has evolved into a dynamic professional and scholarly community that is now at the forefront of transforming twenty-first-century organizations and schools. We attained full-fledge school status in 2016, which positioned our new School of Education to continue an upward trajectory as a national leader in educational equity, excellence, and innovation." Keep reading...


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Leander Yazzie: Growing the one percent

Leander Yazzie, UW Tacoma 2018 Ed.D. graduate
Leander Yazzie, '18 Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), wants to see more Native people in college, beyond the one percent of enrollment that so many institutions report. Full story...