Accreditation & Certificates

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The University of Washington Tacoma is accredited as a unit of the University of Washington by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Individual academic programs may have other accreditations as well (see individual program sections).

State Board of Education Certificates

The University of Washington Tacoma is authorized by the State Board of Education to offer professional certificate programs in education for administrators and teachers. UW Tacoma prepares and recommends individuals for the following state certificates:

  • Initial Teaching Certificate (K-8)
  • Educational Administrator Certificate  (for principals and program administrators)