Degree Requirements

Degree requirements are established by the university faculty on recommendation from the School of Education and the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduate credit must be taken for letter grades.

Course of Study

Prerequisites (summer or during undergraduate years)

  • 419 (1 unit) American Schools Inside and Out
  • 420 (1 unit) Multiple Perspectives on Classroom Teaching and Learning


Fall Semester


  • 613 (1.0 unit) School Practicum
  • 614 (0.5 unit) Introductory Professional Issues
  • 616 (2.5 units) Elementary Curriculum and Instruction

Secondary & Music

  • 613 (1.0 unit) School Practicum
  • 614 (0.5 unit) Introductory Professional Issues
  • 618 (1.5 units), Learning and Teaching in the Subject Areas
  • 620 (1 unit) Adolescent Identities, Literacies & Communities


Spring Semester

  • 615 (1.5 units) Professional Issues Seminar: Documenting and Differentiating Instruction
  • 622 (2.0 units) Student Teaching



  • 628 (0.5 unit) Educational Thought and Practice
  • 629 (1 unit) Seminar in Educational Experience, Context and Meaning


No more than two courses with C grades, or a maximum of 2 units of C grades, may be counted toward a degree, subject to School approval. Grades of D and F are not used in meeting graduate degree requirements but are computed in the cumulative grade average.

A candidate falling below a 3.0 grade average or receiving a grade lower than C will be removed from candidacy or be placed on probation. When candidacy is removed for any reason, the student may not register for additional degree work without the prior approval of the Academic Standards Committee.

Students who violate the ethical standards observed by the academic and professional community may be removed from candidacy. Such standards are delineated in the codes of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the American Counseling Association, and chapter 181–87 of the Washington Administrative Code.