Education Studies

College of Education

The Education Studies program is designed for students who are interested in working with children, youth, families, and communities and the variety of ways that we all teach and learn, both in and beyond traditional classroom settings.

Major category: Minimum requirements

Curricular options: Early Childhood Studies, Education Research and Policy, Foundations of Teaching, Sports & Education

Topic: Social sciences

Applicant type


Freshmen can apply to the UW to begin autumn quarter or winter quarter (U.S. applicants only)

Read more about applying to the UW as a freshman, including details for programs that provide high school students with college credit (like Running Start).


Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission. Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree

Department admission information

  • Departmental application deadline: Must enroll at the UW before applying to the major.
  • Please contact the department for details about the application process.

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Courses required for the major:

  • Minimum 2.0 grade in one introductory course:
    • ECFS 200 – Introduction to Early Childhood and Family Studies
    • EDUC 240 – Introduction to Education
    • EDUC 280 – Introduction to Education, Communities, and Organizations: Re-envisioning Education
  • Minimum 2.0 grade in English Composition
  • 45 credits earned

Entering transfer information:

Total undergraduates: 0
Total from Washington community colleges: 0

Entering transfer GPA (from WA community colleges):

3.75 – 4.00: 0
3.50 – 3.74: 0
3.25 – 3.49: 0
3.00 – 3.24: 0
2.75 – 2.99: 0
2.50 – 2.74: 0
2.49 and below: 0

Career outcomes:

Outcomes unavailable for this major. See other majors with similar topic categories.