College of Education

How Can Northwest University Help You?

Do you dream of being a transformative leader in the classroom, of making a difference in the lives of your students every day? If you're a college graduate looking to transition into a teaching career, or build upon an existing one with further training, Northwest University has a selection of 1– and 2–year programs tailored specifically to the needs of working professionals. With flexible evening classes, you don't have to change your current lifestyle to get a high-quality education.

  • Faculty with real-world classroom experience
  • Flexible and worker-friendly course options
  • Affordable tuition
  • High job placement and career advancement

Top-Rated Teacher Preparation Program

Northwest University is one of 5 schools in Washington state to receive the highest ratings by the National Council on Teacher Quality: 

  1. Washington State University (Undergraduate Secondary)
  2. Central Washington University (Undergraduate Secondary) 
  3. University of Washington – Seattle (Graduate Special Education) 
  4. Western Washington University (Undergraduate Special Education) 
  5. Northwest University (Undergraduate Secondary)

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Start Your Career in Less Than a Year

Bryanna loved working with underserved youth. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in math, she headed for Seattle with one goal: to get her teaching degree. Why did she choose Northwest University? Because she could earn her teaching certificate in one year. And it was the most immersive program she could find. "Student teaching was huge. You learn so much by doing. And having the support of the NU professors to watch me teach and provide feedback was invaluable." Today Bryanna is teaching 7th grade math at Cascade Middle School.

Find a Support System

You'll learn from professors with field experience in elementary and secondary classrooms, alongside people just like you who share your passion for teaching. With Northwest's holistic, hands-on approach to learning, you'll be well on your way to an effective career in PreK–12 education.

College of Education Graduate Programs

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