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Student Responsibilities

As students, it is your responsibility to check with the University Book Store and the Copy Center to determine whether there are course materials available for your class. In addition, it is expected that you download additional course materials via Canvas and electronic library course reserves. Faculty who wish for you to download materials from Canvas prior to the first class will inform you of the Canvas course access code via email prior to the first day of class.

Please make it a habit to check Canvas, email and course reserves regularly during the quarter for updates in course materials. Obtaining and utilizing all the required materials will contribute to your success in your classes. We appreciate your cooperation in working with the program to streamline course communication and document distribution.

Student Engagement Funding Resources

Student Engagement offer funding sources for events, trainings and conferences as provided by the Services and Activities Fee Committee (SAFC). Please be sure to review all of the guidelines and fill out the appropriate forms completely, attaching any necessary documentation. Click here to learn more.

Proof of immunization

All enrolled students are required to provide proof of measles (rubeola) immunity. Students will not be allowed to register for any classes until the UW Tacoma Registrar's Office confirms that they have satisfied this requirement. Students born before 1/1/57 are considered to be immune to measles and therefore do NOT need to submit proof of immunity.

Advising

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 School of Education and the Graduate School.

Megan Bentley-Moon, Certification Specialist and Advisor
Advising areas: initial residency certificate (teacher and principal administrator), Special Education endorsement and study option, TELL endorsement and study option, and other endorsements
(253)692-5698
praxes@uw.edu

Ashley Walker, Advisor & Recruiter
Advising areas: Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) and Master of Education (M.Ed.) with study options in Curriculum & Instruction (C&I), Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Student Academic and Social Success (SASS)
(253)692-4367
aew7@uw.edu

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.

Meeting with Dean Endo

Before scheduling a meeting with the Dean or Dean's Office Staff to discuss a concern about a faculty or staff member in the School of Education, a student should have first met with the person in question to attempt to resolve the issue if possible.

To schedule a meeting please contact one of the following staff members:
Cindy Valerio, Director of Operations at valerioc@uw.edu or 253-692-4432
Donna Braboy, Program Support Supervisor at donnap@uw.edu or 253-692-4431

Please have the following information prepared when requesting a meeting with the Dean:

  1. Your name and phone number.
  2. Your program of study.
  3. Provide a summary of the concern, and discuss what attempts were made to resolve the issue with the person in question.
  4. Briefly explain your desired outcome from the meeting with the Dean. This will allow her to prepare for possible solutions to meet your needs.
  5. Indicate your availability with at least 2 dates and times and allow at least 2 business days of notice when trying to schedule a meeting.  

NOTE: Due to FERPA requirements, no UW Tacoma employee may provide information about a student to outside parties including a guardian/parent or spouse without written permission from the student.

Program plans and Study options

K-8 with English Language Learners (ELL) Certification Program Plan

K-8 and ELL Certification program is a 71-credit (teaching certificate only) or a 80-credit (teaching certificate with master's degree) program. The teaching certificate only program is a cohort model which begins summer quarter and requires full-time, daytime attendance for five quarters. The master's degree completion courses are offered during the evening and may be completed on a part-time basis.

Year One Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
    State Required Child Abuse content via ESD Certificate  
  TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning 3
  TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement 3
  TEDUC 549 Teach Student with Special Needs 3
  TEDUC 563 Cultural Linguistic Contexts for Instructing English Language Learners 3
  TEDUC 569 Testing and Evaluation for English Language Learners 3
    Credit Subtotal 15
       
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDUC 510 Science Methods 3
  TEDUC 541 Reading Methods and Interventions 3
  TEDUC 548 Classroom Management 3
  TEDUC 560 Math Methods I 3
  TEDUC 564 Methods and Curricula in Literacy Instruction for ELL 3
  TEDUC 587 Field Experience 1
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 17
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education 3
  TEDUC 555 Literature and Content Reading 3
  TEDUC 561 Math Methods II 3
  TEDUC 588 Field Experience 4
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 14
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 565 Research and Methods in Math and Science Instruction for ELL 3
  TEDUC 589 Field Experience 9
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 13
Year One   Total Credits 59

 

Year Two Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
  TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education 3
  TEDUC 519 Linguistics for Teachers 3
  TEDUC 526 Arts in Schools 3
  TEDUC 562 Social Studies Methods 3
    Credit Subtotal 12
    K-8 with English Language Learners (ELL) Certification Credits Complete (Five Quarters) 71
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDUC 504 Educational Research 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Year Two   Total Credits 21
    Total Master of Education (M.Ed.) and K-8 with English Language Learners (ELL) Certification Credits 80

 

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the School of Education

 

 

K-8 with K-12 Special Education Certification Program Plan

The K-8 with Special Education Certification program is a 71-credit (teaching certificate only) or a 80-credit (teaching certificate with master's degree) program. The teaching certificate only program is a cohort model which begins summer quarter and requires full-time, daytime attendance for five quarters.

During year 2, courses are designed to support new teachers in their first year of teaching and will be offered during late afternoons. Mentoring designed to coordinate with the university program also will be offered.

Year One Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
    State Required Child Abuse content via ESD Certificate 0
  TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning 3
  TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement 3
  TEDSP 544 Special Education Assessment and Evaluation 3
  TEDSP 547 Special Education and the Law 3
  TEDSP 550 Special Education Principles and Practices 3
    Credit Subtotal 15
       
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDUC 504 Educational Research 3
  TEDSP 541 Reading Methods and Intervention 3
  TEDSP 548 Classroom Management 3
  TEDUC 560 Math Methods I 3
  TEDUC 587 Field Experience 4
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 17
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDUC 510 Science Methods: K-8 3
  TEDUC 527 Content Literacy 3
  TEDUC 554 Language Arts 3
  TEDUC 561 Math Methods II 3
  TEDUC 588 Field Experience 4
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 17
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education 3
  TEDUC 589 Field Experience 9
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 13
Year One   Total Credits 62

 

Year Two Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
  TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education 3
  TEDUC 526 Arts in Schools 3
  TEDSP 551 Special Education Principles and Practices II 3
    Credit Subtotal 9
    K-8 with K-12 Special Education Certification Credits Complete (Five Quarters) 71
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDSP 595 Induction Seminar 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDSP 583 Response to Intervention: Academic Intervention Seminar 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDSP 584 Response to Intervention: Social, Emotional, Behavioral Supports & Intervention Seminar 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Year Two   Total Credits 18
    Total Master of Education (M.Ed.) and K-8 and K-12 Special Education Certification Credits 80

 

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the School of Education

 

 

Secondary Math Certification Program Plan

The Secondary Math Certification program is a 43-credit (teaching certificate only) or a 55-credit (teaching certificate with master's degree) program. Most courses are offered in the evening and may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The clinical practice requirement during winter and spring quarters takes place during regular school hours.

Year One Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
    State Required Child Abuse content via ESD Certificate  
  TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education 3
  TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning 3
  TEDUC 524 Secondary Students with Disabilities 3
  TEDUC 539 Secondary Assessment 3
    Credit Subtotal 12
       
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDSM 517 Secondary Math Methods I 3
  TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education 3
  TEDUC 535 Literacy Instruction for Secondary 3
    Credit Subtotal 9
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDSM 519 Secondary Math Methods II 3
  TEDUC 523 Culture of Secondary Schools 3
  TEDUC 533 Classroom Management 3
  TEDUC 587 Field Experience 2
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 12
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 588 Field Experience 9
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 10
Year One   Total Credits 43

 

Year Two Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
  TEDUC 503 Education Measurement 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDUC 504 Educational Research 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Year Two   Total Credits 12
    Total Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Secondary Math Certification Credits 55

 

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the School of Education

Secondary Science Certification Program Plan

The Secondary Science Certification program is a 43-credit (teaching certificate only) or a 55-credit (teaching certificate with master's degree) program. Most courses are offered in the evening and may be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The clinical practice requirement during winter and spring quarters takes place during regular school hours.

Year One Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
    State Required Child Abuse content via ESD Certificate  
  TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education 3
  TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning 3
  TEDUC 524 Secondary Students with Disabilities 3
  TEDUC 539 Secondary Assessment 3
    Credit Subtotal 12
       
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDSS 511 Secondary Science Methods I 3
  TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education 3
  TEDUC 535 Literacy Instruction for Secondary 3
    Credit Subtotal 9
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDSS 512 Secondary Science Methods II 3
  TEDUC 523 Culture of Secondary Schools 3
  TEDUC 533 Classroom Management 3
  TEDUC 587 Field Experience 2
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 12
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 588 Field Experience 9
  TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar 1
    Credit Subtotal 10
Year One   Total Credits 43

 

Year Two Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
  TEDUC 503 Education Measurement 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDUC 504 Educational Research 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDUC 599 Culminating Project 3
    Credit Subtotal 3
Year Two   Total Credits 12
    Total Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Secondary Science Certification Credits 55

 

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the School of Education

Educational Administration Program Plan

In addition to the State of Washington Residency Administrator's Certificate requirements, all students must complete the following coursework:

  Course Number Course Title Credits
Summer Quarter      
  TEDADM 570 Curriculum and Instruction 4
  TEDADM 571 Introduction to Leadership 2
  TEDADM 572 School Law for Educational Administrators 3
  TEDADM 575 Leadership in a Changing Society 3
  TEDADM 581 Internship 2
    Credit Subtotal 14
       
Autumn Quarter      
  TEDADM 573 Supervision of Instruction 3
  TEDADM 576 School Wide Assessment 3
  TEDADM 580 Reflective Seminar 1
  TEDADM 581 Internship 4
    Credit Subtotal 11
       
Winter Quarter      
  TEDADM 578 Group Leadership in Educational Administration 3
  TEDADM 579 Human Resources 4
  TEDADM 580 Reflective Seminar 1
  TEDADM 581 Internship 4
    Credit Subtotal 11
       
Spring Quarter      
  TEDADM 574 Issues in Educational Leadership 3
  TEDADM 577 School Finance and Educational Policy 3
  TEDADM 580 Reflective Seminar 1
  TEDADM 581 Internship 4
    Credit Subtotal 12
    Total Credits 48

 Additional Courses Required for Master's Degree

  Course Number Course Title Credits
  TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education 3
  TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning 3
  TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement 3
  TEDUC 504 Educational Research 3
    Total Credits 12

Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the School of Education

 

Master of Education for Practicing Educator - Study Options

The Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program at the University of Washington Tacoma, offers several study options for practicing educators, each with its unique requirements

 

Curriculum and Instruction Study Option

Student Academic and Social Success (SASS) Study Option

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Study Option

Special Education Study Option

English Language Learners (ELL) Study Option

Policy, procedures and forms

Grading

The grading system for graduate students is covered in the Graduate School Memorandum No. 19.

Additionally, an Incomplete received in a course required for certification must be converted into a passing grade by beginning of the next quarter. An Incomplete will remain a permanent part of the student record. Refer to the Teacher Certification Program Policies and Procedures for the TCP Incomplete Policy.

Low Scholarship

Grades below 2.7 are interpreted as failure to master relevant program standards. Any student who at term's end has earned a grade below 2.7 in a required course will be required to retake the course. All student transcripts are reviewed at the end of each quarter. Those students earning below a 2.7 in any one course, a quarterly GPA below a 3.0 , and/or a cumulative GPA of below 3.0 will be referred to the Graduate Faculty Council.

See below for the UW Tacoma Education Program's Retention and Dismissal Policy.

Graduate on leave status

To maintain graduate status, a student must be enrolled on a full-time, part-time, or official on-leave basis from the time of first enrollment in the Graduate School until completion of all requirements for the graduate degree. Registration is required when applying for the master's degree and receiving the degree. Summer quarter on-leave enrollment is automatic for all graduate students who were either registered or officially on leave the prior spring quarter. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment constitutes evidence that the student has resigned from the Graduate School. To be eligible for on-leave status, the student must have registered for, and completed at least one quarter in the University of Washington Graduate School. The student must also have been registered or officially on leave for the immediate past quarter (except summer).

On-leave policy: Students will be required to complete an on-leave form and pay the fee for EACH quarter they wish to be on leave. Continue to check here for updated information: Graduate on leave status

Reinstatement fee:If a student becomes inactive (does not go on-leave and does not register for any given quarter) and wishes to enroll in a future quarter, there will be a $250 reinstatement fee. Graduate request for reinstatement

Retention and Dismissal

Students are responsible for knowing policies and procedures as outlined by the UW Graduate School, the School of Education, and the University of Washington Tacoma.

Retention and dismissal policy: The retention and dismissal policy of the University of Washington Tacoma School of Education outlines the policy and procedures regarding review for low scholarship and satisfactory progress for all students enrolled in the School of Education. Academic standards and satisfactory progress are outlined separately for all Master of Education (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 Certification program. All students regardless of program are expected to meet Standards for Essential Abilities and Dispositions for Admission and Continuance in the School of Education at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Retention and Dismissal Policy
Standards for Essential Abilities and Dispositions
Assessment of Standards for Essential Abilities and Dispositions Form

Student Counseling/Remediation

Student Progress Counseling/Remediation: Practicum & Field Supervision - Formal
Student Progress Counseling/Remediation: Practicum & Field Supervision - Informal

Teacher Certification Field Experience Policy

Termination from Teacher Certification Program for Unsatisfactory Performance in Field Placements (Effective: Autumn Quarter, 2018)

Tuition Exemption Policy

Tuition Exemption Policy

To ensure financial sustainability across all academic programs within the School of Education (SOE), we have implemented revisions to the tuition exemption policy, effective summer 2018. The SOE supports tuition exemption eligible Washington State employees (under RCW.28B.15.558) to enroll on a space available basis in the four (4) core courses required in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Practicing Educators degree program. These courses are offered several times throughout the academic year including summer, and provide foundational coursework for those seeking an advanced degree in Education. The core courses are:

  • TEDUC 501: Foundations of Education: Policy, Ethics, & Philosophy (3 credit course)
  • TEDUC 502: Learning about Learning: (3 credit course)
  • TEDUC 503: Educational Measurement: (3 credit course)
  • TEDUC 504: Understanding Educational Research (3 credit course)

Other SOE programs such as Teacher Certification, Educational Administration, Educational Leadership (Ed.D), and Graduate Non-Matriculated status are not eligible for tuition exemption. Grandfathering of Tuition Exemption Benefits for Current Students: Students Admitted Prior to the Summer 2018 Quarter start date: Eligible tuition exempt students admitted prior to the start of the summer 2018 quarter may continue to use their current tuition exemption benefits through spring 2019 quarter. This will give current students four quarters (summer 2018 – spring 2019) to complete coursework. Those who do not finish their coursework by the end of spring 2019 quarter will be subject to the revised SOE tuition exemption policy guidelines outlined above. As a reminder, coursework involving independent study (example: TEDUC/TEDSP 592), culminating project/practicum (example: TEDUC 599), and fieldwork (example: TEDUC 589) are not eligible for tuition exemption benefits at any time, per RCW RCW.28B.15.558.

Grandfathering of Tuition Exemption Benefits for Current Students: Students Admitted Prior to the Summer 2018 Quarter start date:

Eligible tuition exempt students admitted prior to the start of the summer 2018 quarter may continue to use their current tuition exemption benefits through spring 2019 quarter. This will give current students four quarters (summer 2018 – spring 2019) to complete coursework. Those who do not finish their coursework by the end of spring 2019 quarter will be subject to the revised SOE tuition exemption policy guidelines outlined above. As a reminder, coursework involving independent study (example: TEDUC/TEDSP 592), culminating project/practicum (example: TEDUC 599), and fieldwork (example: TEDUC 589) are not eligible for tuition exemption benefits at any time, per RCW RCW.28B.15.558.

UW Employee Exception:

As a commitment to the professional development and growth of all UW employees, the SOE will continue to allow UW employees to take all eligible courses in the Master of Education (M.Ed.) for Practicing Educators degree program as tuition exempt, provided space is available. As a reminder, coursework involving independent study, culminating project/practicum, and fieldwork are not eligible for tuition exemption benefits at any time, per RCW RCW.28B.15.558. Other SOE programs such as Teacher Certification, Educational Administration or Educational Leadership will not be eligible for tuition exemption benefits.

Space Availability Basis:

Class size maximums are carefully considered during the design of every course within the SOE. In order to maintain the academic integrity of each course and to ensure every student receives the resources needed to reach degree completion, class size maximums of all classes will be strictly adhered to. Additional class sections will not be added solely to accommodate students using tuition exemption.

Questions and Contact Information:

Please send any questions regarding the tuition exemption policy to the main School of Education email account at uwted@uw.edu. Along with your questions, please include your name, student ID, what program you are enrolled in, and your preferred method to receive a response to your questions.

Forms

Incomplete request form
Independent study form
Petition form for Master of Education
Petition form for Education Minor
Transfer credit policy

Important links

UW Tacoma Catalog
UW Tacoma Time Schedule and Registration Guide
Graduate School
FERPA Information

Graduation

Graduate students are required to apply for their Master's Degree via the Graduate School website at master's degree on-line starting on the 1st day of the quarter the degree is expected to be completed. This may or may not be the same quarter that Commencement occurs. Students must be registered for a minimum of 2 credits at University of WashingtonTacoma the quarter in which all of the requirements for the degree are met.

Graduation occurs when an individual audit of the academic record by the UW Graduate School and the School of Education confirms that all degree requirements have been met. The UW system grants the degree and the student's name is forwarded for a diploma.

It is your responsibility to ensure you have met all requirements that must be fulfilled in order to graduate:

School of Education Study Option
Graduate School Requirements

Commencement

Commencement is a university-wide ceremony held at the end of the Spring Quarter for all University of Washington Tacoma graduate and undergraduate students. All students who graduated in the previous Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring are eligible to participate, as well as those students who are going to finish their degree during the upcoming Summer Quarter. If you expect to be a summer graduate, you have a choice which ceremony you would like to participate in, but you can only "walk" once.

Commencement is held to recognize your educational achievement. It is not the official moment of degree granting and therefore, you do not receive your actual diploma during the ceremony. Diplomas are mailed from the Seattle Campus and may take several weeks to arrive.

Hooding Ceremony


Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Location: William Philip Hall (WPH)

At the Hooding Ceremony, a master's hood will be placed over the student’s head by an School of Education faculty member. The hood’s colors indicate a degree in Education from the University of Washington. Hooding is a symbolic gesture of honor in recognition of the graduate’s advanced academic achievement.

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