The Ed.D. Program will admit for its next cohorts (6 & 7) in Summer 2023. THE EARLY APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 15, 2022, and the hard deadline is DECEMBER 31, 2022. The online application is NOW OPEN. **When applying, please apply for the Summer 2023 admission cycle; select 'Education - Tacoma (EdD - Educational Leadership)' as the graduate program.
Hold a master’s degree from a regionally-accredited college or university in the U.S. or its equivalent from a foreign institution.
The prospective student must have at least a 3.0 grade-point-average on a 4 point scale (or equivalent measures of performance if a graduate of an institution with no grading system) OR at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) for the last 90 graded quarter credits or 60 graded semester credits. Note: Students may have earned credits used towards a bachelor’s degree from multiple institutions. The 3.0 GPA requirement only requires that the cumulative GPA be reviewed from the degree granting institution. If a student’s cumulative GPA from the degree granting institution is lower than a 3.0 and the student has credits earned from multiple institutions, with a focus on graduate-level studies, the student’s GPA may automatically be recalculated to include additional transcripts. If this recalculation results in a 3.0, the student has met the minimum GPA requirement. If this recalculation does not result in a 3.0, programs can petition the Graduate School for the student to be admitted using Alternate Standards.
Have significant professional experience in a relevant field.
For admission to the superintendent or program administrator credential, candidates must possess either: (a) a principal credential, (b) a program administrator credential (for those interested in pursuing the Supt Cert), (c) ESA (Educational Staff Associate) or (d) teaching certificate.
P-12 candidates must be approved by employer for support of Community Grounded Praxis in year 2. For other candidates, potential Community Grounded Praxis setting(s) must be identified. You will be advised by faculty on site selection criteria prior to and after admission.
Proficiency in English is required for graduate study at the University of Washington. Therefore, every applicant whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency. No waivers of this English proficiency requirement may be given. Understanding the Application Process provides information for English language proficiency.
Introduction to Graduate Research (*this is a per individual basis). Basic statistics and graduate research knowledge will be assumed by the program and faculty.
1. Transfer Credits:
It is appreciated that many students have prior graduate coursework. It is also recognized that students may have gained expertise by nature of their professional employment. In general, students are expected to take required courses, and bring whatever knowledge they have gained into the group learning experience.
Coursework credits may not be transferred or applied towards a University of Washington (UW) doctoral degree.
Exception to policy:
Qualified doctoral students accompanying a new UW faculty hire may apply credits from a previous, regionally accredited college or university in the U.S., or its equivalent from a foreign institution, toward UW doctoral degree requirements. These credits are not cited on the UW transcript.
Additionally, only the following UW Graduate School doctoral degree requirements may be waived if appropriate:
18 credits of 500-level and above coursework
18 numerically graded credits of 400- and 500-level coursework
total credits required for the doctoral degree (total credits will be reduced by the number of approved transfer credits)
Note: Prior to extending an offer of admission, the graduate program is required to request pre-approval from the GEMS Director for the above exceptions. It is a best practice to consult the Graduate School regarding students accompanying new faculty hires prior to students submitting UW applications of admission. UW Graduate School Transfer Credit Policy
2. Review the 'How to Apply' section to learn about specific admissions steps.