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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(s): Social sciences

Degree requirements

Applicant type

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).

Education Studies is a minimum requirements major. You may declare this major after enrolling at the UW and completing the prerequisites. Visit the department website for more information.

Quarters of general admisson to UW: autumn / winter (U.S. applicants only) / spring / summer

Preparation for the major is a factor in transfer admission.

  • Use the information below to help you prepare for this degree
  • Visit MyPlan to run a degree audit.
  • Use the UW Equivalency Guide to find out how courses taken at a Washington state community or technical college will transfer to the UW.
  • UW college and school graduation requirements

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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Read more about applying to the UW as a transfer student.

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: 43
Total from Washington community colleges: 8

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

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