MyUW is a customized Web portal site for use by students, staff and faculty of the University of Washington. Students can register for classes, check their grades, check their student loan status, apply for short-term loans and get online assistance through the site. A UW NetID is required to access MyUW.
UW Net ID
Your personal UW NetID (and its password) provides access to many UW online services including MyUW and UW Email. Your UW NetID verifies who you are, ensures the privacy of your personal information, and restricts the use of UW resources to authorized users.
Once you have created your UW Net ID, Login to MyUW using your UW NetID and password to register for classes.
From the Student Personal Services menu, select REGISTRATION.
To register for courses, click on Registration. Enter the SLNs for the courses you wish to take, along with entry code (not required for all courses) for each course. NOTE: If your course requires an entry code - codes can only be used once. Messages will appear on the right side of the screen to alert you to any problems. Make any necessary revisions and resubmit.
Every person who has a UW NetID has a default email address of firstname.lastname@example.org_uwnetid@uw.edu (they are equivalent). Official messages from the University are sent only to your UW email address. You can keep your UW email address after you graduate or no longer attend UW. For questions about UW email, visit the Email webpage on the Information Technology website, or contact the IT help desk at: email@example.com, or 253-692-HELP (4357).
UW Email Policy
The following policy statements concern the conditions under which faculty, staff, and students are expected to use the University of Washington email system. They do not prevent faculty, staff, or students from also using that system for other purposes ( e.g., limited private use).
Financial Aid and Scholarships
To be considered for any type of financial aid, including scholarships, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. The FAFSA can be completed at any time, but for priority consideration, you should make sure you submit it by January 15th. If you complete the FAFSA after this date, we will still try to meet your financial needs, but first priority goes to those who complete it by January 15th.
The University of Washington Libraries is an extensive system sharing materials, resources, and services across the three campuses that comprise the University of Washington. UW Tacoma students have access to the entirety of the UW Libraries’ collections, electronic resources, and digital images.
Subject Librarians for all disciplines are available to provide instruction in class, for groups and individuals. From the UWT Library home page, students can access Research Guides that provide links to article databases, electronic journals, pertinent websites, search techniques, and other information to orient you to the research process.
The campus is conveniently located near the Tacoma Dome Transit Station, Pierce Transit, Sound Transit Express, and Downtown Connector buses stop along Pacific Avenue, right in front of campus. Click here to learn more about travel to campus.
UWT students are eligible to purchase discounted quarterly parking permits. For more information, contact the Office of Finance and Administration at 253-692-5660.
In the event of inclement weather, take the following steps for determining whether the campus is open and if classes will be held as scheduled:
Call (253)-383-INFO to find out if the campus has been closed. Information will also be posted on the UW Tacoma Home Page.
Sign up for UW Alert. The UW Alert system is designed to immediately notify students and employees about emergencies that affect normal campus operations. Notifications will be displayed on the UW Tacoma website and sent via email. You can also sign up to receive alerts as text messages to your cell phone. In addition to emergency or crisis situations, the system will provide information about suspensions or delays in campus operations due to inclement weather.
Campus Safety and Security
Campus Safety and Security is located in the Dougan Building, Room 180B. Safety and Security Services works closely with the Tacoma Police Department in providing law enforcement and security for the campus community. Some of the services available include:
If you have an emergency, dial 911 from any public telephone or dial 9-911 from any campus telephone. Review the Emergency Response for more information.
Non-Emergency Business: Please report all campus thefts, property losses, vandalism, or suspicious activity to Campus Safety and Security, 253-692-4416.
First Aid Stations
The main First Aid Station is located in DOU-180 Safety & Security Office. First Aid Stations are also located in each office suite on Campus, including the Library, Computer lab and the Harmon Building.
Student Health Services
Student Health Services has expanded to provide you with more ways to access the care you need. With dedicated healthcare providers in downtown Tacoma, additional walk-in locations throughout the Puget Sound, and 24-hour virtual urgent care, we’re making it easier than ever for you to stay Husky and healthy.
The Office of Equity and Inclusion was created to help cultivate an institutional vision and commitment to diversity while ensuring an equitable environment for all members of the UW Tacoma community. This means paying attention to policies and practices involving management, leadership, communication, resources, scholarship, and community. It includes focusing attention on the demographic composition of UW Tacoma and our surrounding community of the South Puget Sound to be certain that we know who are our students, faculty, staff, and community partners in order to better serve and work with all.
Students often grapple with the rising costs of living, tuition and meeting basic needs. This can create barriers that undermine their ability to academically succeed. UW Tacoma has begun a partnership with Shared Housing Services to provide UW Tacoma Students with safe, stable, and affordable housing to assist in their ability to pursue their educational goals.
Introducing Husky2Husky (H2H), an innovative Homesharing Program that offers Tacoma Residents the opportunity to help a UW Tacoma student obtain affordable housing by utilizing that 'spare room' in their home. This program offers housemate matches based on lifestyles and personalities. This program was created through the partnership with Shared Housing Services.
International Student Housing
When you live on campus, you can be independent, but not alone. With all kinds of activities and events happening every day, there are always new friends to make, new experiences to try and new interests to discover. UW Tacoma's Court 17 Apartments offer all the conveniences of apartment-style living coupled with residence life programming, a vibrant community of learners, and a safe environment that facilitates academic success.
Tacoma Housing Authority now budgets to house or pay to house nearly 300 homeless enrolled students at Tacoma Community College (TCC) and the University of Washington at Tacoma (UW Tacoma). This effort is called the THA College Housing Assistance Program (CHAP).
The Pantry exists to provide free supplemental, nutritious, and culturally relevant food as well as hygiene items to all UWT students on campus. In an effort to support our students who may be lacking basic needs for themselves and their families, the CEI partners with Nourish Pierce County to provide nutritional and accessible items to all UWT students on campus. In addition the CEI has partnered with several other organizations on campus to do annual Pantry Drives to help support The Pantry.
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.
Lynn Hermanson, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth Rangel, Advisor & Recruiter
Advising areas: Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S.)
(253) 692-4437 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Raising Concerns & Meeting with School of Education Leadership
Raising Concerns & Meeting with School of Education Leadership
As a professional school of education with a mission to “prepare ethical and reflective educators and leaders who transform learning, contribute to the community, exemplify professionalism, and promote diversity,” we encourage currently enrolled students who have concerns or questions about a course or employee to directly contact the person with whom they have issues with.
At any time, you may contact your academic advisor and/or trusted faculty advocate to discuss your concerns and think through options. The UW Office of the Ombud may also be of assistance in supporting the resolution of interpersonal conflicts or thinking through strategies that may not involve interacting with the party (or parties) of concern.
The Dean and the School of Education also endorse a Restorative Justice Framework for sustaining healthy, productive, and respectful professional relationships.
Some notes to consider:
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.
As a state institution, all communication transmitted to UW Tacoma faculty, staff, and other students is subject to public-records disclosure. We cannot guarantee what, if any, information may be redacted. Thus:
Use factual language. Provide details or examples regarding your concern.
Refrain from using biased, exclusionary, opinionated, and/or unprofessional language.
Scheduling a Meeting with School of Education’s Leadership
Feedback and questions about assignments, grading, and other course requirements should go directly to the course instructor.
Please be as proactive as possible when raising concerns by addressing them in a timely manner; do not wait until the last minute. You may reach out to your academic advisor or another trusted source if you need guidance on self-advocacy.
If you do not receive a satisfactory outcome in attempts to communicate with the person in question, contact the appropriate faculty director for assistance:
Director of EdD Program: Dr. Robin "Zape-tah-hol-ah" Minthorn
Director of Teacher Certification Programs: Dr. Julia Aguirre
Director of Educational Administration Program: Dr. Kurt Hatch
Director of MEd Program & EdS in School Psychology Program: Dr. Laura Feuerborn
Director of Operations (supervises all staff): Angela Rambo
Dean: Dr. Rachel Endo
Students who do not feel comfortable directly contacting the faculty director or person in question may request a direct meeting with the Dean (for issues with the Director of Operations or a faculty member) or the Director of Operations (for issues regarding a staff member). If the person in question is also serving as a faculty director/program coordinator, the student may request a direct meeting with the Dean. If your concern is about the Dean, you may directly contact the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
Please have the following information prepared when requesting a meeting:
Your name and contact information, along with your preferred method of contact for someone to reach you (e-mail or phone) and the best time to reach you.
Your program of study. If applicable, the course/instructor you are having issues with, along with the instructor’s name.
Provide a brief overview of the concern and discuss what attempts (if any) were made to resolve the issue with the person in question.
Briefly explain your desired outcome from the meeting to allow us to prepare for possible solutions to meet your needs.
Indicate your availability with at least a few dates/times and allow at least 2 business days of notice when trying to schedule a meeting.
Complaints about Clinical/Field Placements and Practica
As in most professional work environments, students in clinical/field placements or practicum with community partners may encounter challenging people or situations, including with field supervisors, mentor teachers/preceptors, peers, site personnel, and/or supervisors.
Following the School of Education’s guiding principles, students with concerns who are placed in a school or site should make all attempts to directly resolve the issues with the parties involved. Please follow the site’s protocols, including communication channels and conflict-resolution procedures.
If there are safety concerns and/or major concerns, including but not limited to bullying, child abuse/neglect, or unethical behaviors, you must follow the building or site policies and procedures to report concerns, which involves contacting the building or site coordinator/manager and possibly contacting emergency services. Please also immediately communicate these incidents with appropriate faculty and staff in the School of Education to allow us to follow up as appropriate.
If a placement/practicum is tied with a specific course, directly contact the instructor of record. If the concern is tied to a field placement, contact Carey Kirkwood, Director of Field Placements & Partnerships.
If you believe you have experienced bias, discrimination, retaliation, and/or sexual harassment while at UW Tacoma (this also includes by any UW Tacoma employee or student, including individuals in or out of the School of Education), contact the Dean immediately by e-mail.
The Dean is the School of Education’s main point person to ensure that such incidents are properly documented and reported to the appropriate University officials, which includes notifying UW Safe Campus. The Dean will ensure the person who experienced harm is connected to resources and support systems. She is also able to offer support that is deemed most useful, such as accompanying a victim of harm to a UW Safe Campus intake session.
Victims of bias, discrimination, and/or unwanted sexual harassment have additional options as follows, and may proceed with these processes without meeting with the Dean on their own, unless they would like her support:
Students who believe they have experienced bias may submit a report through UW Tacoma’s Bias Incident Reporting (BIR) system. You may disclose your name or remain anonymous. Note: whether or not you notify her, the Dean will directly intervene with any report that pertains to a School of Education faculty, staff, or student.
The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints that a University employee has violated the University's non-discrimination or non-retaliation policies. Students may contact UCIRO for more information; they may also file a BIR and seek other concurrent resources such as with the UW Ombud Office.
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.
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.
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.
The School of Education at UW Tacoma recently implemented minor revisions to our tuition-exemption policy, effective summer 2021. Under our revised policy, the School of Education supports eligible Washington State employees (under RCW.28B.15.558) to enroll on a *space-available basis in up to 12 credits of allowable courses in our Master of Education (MEd) for Practicing Educators degree program.
Eligible students may now choose whichever eligible courses that fall within the 12-credit maximum using their tuition-exemption benefits, with the exceptions of restrictions noted in Section B.
Students with non-matriculated status are not eligible for any tuition-exemption benefit.
Courses that are not eligible for tuition-exemption benefits include: independent study, culminating project/practicum, fieldwork, or distance learning (online), at any time, per RCW RCW.28B.15.558.
At this time, only our MEd for Practicing Educators degree program is eligible for the tuition-exemption benefits. Other academic programs in the School of Education, such as EdS in School Psychology, Teacher Certification, Educational Administration, or EdD in Educational Leadership, are not eligible.
Current students who were admitted prior to summer 2020 only: the window to use prior benefits expired in spring 2021. Therefore, you will be covered under this new policy if applicable.
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. The time schedule will display the maximum enrollment for each course. Additional class sections will not be added solely to accommodate any student(s) using tuition-exemption benefits.
C. CONTACT US WITH QUESTIONS
Please send any questions regarding our revised tuition-exemption policy to the main School of Education email account at email@example.com. Along with your question(s), please include your name and UW student ID if applicable.
You may use this form to submit announcements and relevant newsworthy stories such as accomplishments and upcoming events. Please provide as much information as possible. For upcoming events, it's preferable to give at least a weeks notice. For news to share, we encourage you to submit recent news (within the last 4-6 weeks).
We also encourage you to share your own photos (these must be owned by you); there is a place at the end of this form to upload. You may be asked to use a Gmail account to log in before submitting photos.
The School of Education (SOE) reserves the right to edit or modify submissions, or to not post if a submission is defamatory, irrelevant, or violates our guidelines. If you encounter any difficulties submitting or uploading files, you may email your information to our main account at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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