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16th Annual Career Fair

The University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) School of Education is pleased to host our 16th Annual Career Fair for our teacher, administrator & principal certification candidates. We would like to invite you, or a representative from your school district, to attend and meet our candidates that will certify this year.

When: Monday, March 12, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm *Venue will open for set up at 8:00am

Where: WILLIAM W. PHILIP HALL University of Washington Tacoma 1900 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

Cost: Free

UW Tacoma offers graduate certification programs in Elementary Education with Special Education; Elementary Education with Teaching English Language Learners, Secondary Math, and Secondary Science (endorsement options: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Space Science, and General Science).

Among this year’s teacher certification candidates, 20 will earn endorsements in Elementary Education and Teaching English Language Learners, 17 will receive endorsements in Special Education and Elementary Education, and some of these candidates will also have endorsements in Middle Level Humanities, Middle Level Math and Middle Level Science as well. Six students in the Secondary Science and Math program will be endorsed in Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and/or General Science. Of our Educational Administrator Candidates we will certify 23 principals and 1 administrator.

This year, in addition to the certification candidates listed above, we will be inviting our Education Minor undergraduate students and other interested undergraduates to attend the Career Fair from 11:00-12:00. Most of our undergraduate students work at least part time while completing their degree and many may be interested in para positions or other non-certificated employment in your district. This will be of particular interest to districts in Pierce, King, Thurston & Kitsap Counties although it is not too early to start recruiting students who may be interested in moving to other parts of Washington in the future.

Each district will be provided with a 6' table for display and two chairs. We recommend bringing material about your district, a map locating where the district is in the state, color photos of schools and surroundings, examples of curriculum guides—anything to help our students know what it would be like to live and work in your district.

Our students are eager to learn about the employment opportunities and the application procedures for your district. They will come prepared as if they were attending an interview with résumés in hand.

Prior to February 20th, please fill out the registration form that will soon be located on the Education Program website or go to: Career Fair Registration Form

You will know your registration has been received when you see an image of thankful huskies. Last year's career fair was a great success! To those school districts who have attended our previous fairs, we thank you for your support. To those who are new, we look forward to having you joining us this year.

An event reminder, and parking details will be sent out the week of February 20th to the district contacts listed on the registration form. If you have any questions or special needs after filling out the registration please contact Megan Bentley-Moon email:, phone: 253-692-5698.

If you want to become a teacher, if you are already a teacher, or you are a current or aspiring leader, come join us and let us help you meet your goals!

Minors in Education

UW Tacoma Undergraduate students: Declare an Education Minor offered through Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

Education Minor

Education and Community Engagement Minor (Effective Winter 2018)

Education Minor

Completing the Education minor will help you understand the role and responsibilities of classroom teachers and career opportunities in educational settings.

  • Teachers make a good salary with great benefits! Midcareer teachers make an average of $60,000 in Washington
  • Worried about the college loans? The Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program could work for you.
  • Might relocate? No problem! You can still teach in other states and in many countries.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop broad perspectives on educational issues in today's world
  • Work closely with professors, teachers and others interested in education and schooling
  • Get hands-on experience in a public classroom setting
  • Prepare for graduate and or teacher certification programs in education

Work with the  School of Education towards Becoming A Teacher

If you are considering the Teacher Certification Program after you complete your bachelor's degree at UW Tacoma, there are benefits to including the Education minor in your undergraduate plan. This minor is offered by Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences but is open to all undergraduate students at UW Tacoma.

Pathway to Becoming a Teacher 

The Education Minor offers:

  • Provisional Admission: To be eligible for the option of automatic admission to our Teacher Certification Program without an interview, you must:
    • Submit complete application to the Teacher Certification Program by the priority application deadline, third Friday in February for summer - only start.
    • Complete the Education Minor by the time the Teacher Certification program begins in summer quarter - all Ed Minor courses must be completed with a grade of 2.7 or higher.
    • Enroll in TEDUC 490 and request a Replacement for School of Education Interview document from your professor and s/he must be willing to submit this form on your behalf by the priority deadline.
    • Have a cumulative average of 3.0 for last 90 credits of undergraduate study; 1) at the time of priority deadline, and; 2) maintain 3.0 through remainder of undergraduate studies.
  • Pre-requisite coursework: Completion of the Education Minor (2.7 grade or higher in all courses) will guarantee completion of the prerequisite coursework for the K-8 Teacher Certification Program (see program website for Secondary prerequisite coursework). K-8 Prerequisite coursework:
    • Two (2) writing intensive courses (e.g. English composition and literature)
    • Developmental Psychology
  • Education work experience: Completion of the Education Minor will guarantee completion of 40 hours of documented experience in a school setting, which is an admission requirement to our Teacher Certification Program.
  • Equivalent graduate level coursework: Two of the required Education Minor courses, TEDUC 471 and TEDUC 482 (2.7 grade or higher and must have been taken in academic year 2012-13,  or later, to qualify), will count as equivalent courses for two of the courses within our Teacher Certification Program, TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501, respectively*

*If not taken as part of the minor, TEDUC 471 and TEDUC 482 (2.7 grade or higher), will still count as equivalent courses for TEDUC 520 and TEDUC 501

Education and Community Engagement Minor

The Education and Community Engagement Minor is intended for students interested in understanding the purpose and impact of education across global communities. Candidates for the minor examine the role of multiple forms of education, the impact of education on a range of societal inequalities, and the sociopolitical forces of race, class, gender, sexuality, culture, language, and immigration within a human rights framework. Students choose from a range of multidisciplinary courses that focus on applied education, including the context of K-12 schooling and higher education, employment preparation, and knowledge and socio-emotional well-being development that often occurs in partnership with multiple communities. The minor is intended to support those interested in a wide array of educational contexts, including schools, community organizations and advocacy efforts, museum education, youth leadership organizations, after school programming, nonprofit and community based organizations, and other applied educational contexts outside of schools.

Completing the Education and Community Engagement minor will help you understand the purpose and impact of education across global communities. In this program, you will:

  • Develop integrative perspectives on educational issues
  • Examine various structural inequities across communities
  • Identify tangible examples and components of education within communities
  • Hands-on experience in non-classroom based educational settings
  • Analyze community cultural wealth models, including learning about how various communities approach education
  • Examine various models of community learning and teaching
  • Analyze local and historical impacts of community education efforts

Questions about the Education Minors

Questions about the Education Minors, please email Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Education Minor Coordinator Dr. Tony Perone, Lecturer

How to Declare an Education Minor

Declare an Education Minor, contact your undergraduate advisor in the Academic Advising Center.

Teacher Certification Programs

Currently accepting applications for Summer Quarter 2018

Because the program of study must be completed in sequence, students are admitted for Summer Quarter only. The application process is completed entirely online within the UW Graduate School Application. All materials will be either uploaded or completed online. Your application will not be reviewed for admission until all materials have been received. Complete applications received by the application date will be assured of a review; complete applications received after the application date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Educational Administration Program

accepting applications for summer 2018

Please contact Carla Van Rossum ( for program and admission information.

Because the program of study must be completed in sequence, students are admitted for Summer Quarter only. The application process is completed entirely online within the UW Graduate School Application. All materials will be either uploaded or completed online. Your application will not be reviewed for admission until all materials have been received. Complete applications received by the application date will be assured of a review; complete applications received after the application date will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Master of Education for Practicing Educators

Priority application dates
Autumn Quarter July 15th
Winter Quarter Not accepting applications
Spring Quarter Not accepting applications
Summer Quarter April 15th

Endorsement offerings for Practicing Educators

  • Endorsement offerings for practicing educators
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Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) Program

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