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									Graduate Policies
and Graduation
Graduate Credits Taken as an                         School may apply a maximum of 12 applicable      graduate school and be in good standing
Undergraduate                                        GNM credits (or any combination of GNM           and currently pursuing a graduate degree.
                                                     and up to six approved transfer credits,         Admission to the University of Washington
University of Washington students who                totaling 12 credits) toward a master’s degree.   Tacoma, as a visiting graduate student does
are within six credits of completing their           Admission into the GNM status does not           not guarantee admission to any particular
undergraduate work and who have met the              confer priority for or guarantee of later        course of study.
requirements for admission to the Graduate           admission into the Graduate School to
                                                                                                      A visiting graduate student is permitted to
School may register the quarter immediately          pursue a degree.
                                                                                                      register only in those courses for which he or
preceding admission to the Graduate School
                                                     Applicants for GNM status must contact the       she is judged to be eligible by a faculty adviser
for up to six credits in 500-level courses in
                                                     academic program directly for application        or the instructor of the course and if space
addition to the last six credits they require
                                                     information. Not all programs choose to offer    is available to accommodate registration.
of undergraduate work. For example, a
                                                     GNM status. Programs will advise students        Further details regarding application and
student admitted for autumn quarter may
                                                     regarding the status and provide instructions,   other relevant policies may be obtained
take graduate credits during the preceding
                                                     application forms and program requirements       from the appropriate program office at UW
spring quarter.
                                                     to appropriate candidates.                       Tacoma or online at www.grad.washington.
This registration and these arrangements                                                              edu.
                                                     Failure to register for any quarter except
must be approved by the graduate program
                                                     summer quarter will result in loss of GNM
that the student will enter. However, students                                                        Transfer Credit
                                                     status. Once GNM status has been lost, the
so enrolling are not reclassified as graduate
                                                     application process must be repeated in order
students until the baccalaureate degree                                                               A student working toward a master’s degree
                                                     to be readmitted as a GNM student. The
has been granted and after their official                                                             may petition the Dean of the Graduate School
                                                     transcripts and other student records from the
admission. At that point, it is necessary to                                                          for permission to transfer to the University
                                                     prior records can be forwarded to supplement
petition to permit the six credits to apply                                                           of Washington the equivalent of a maximum
                                                     the new application.
toward the master’s degree. Only under these                                                          of six quarter credits of graduate level course
circumstances may graduate work taken as an          GNM students pay fees and tuition at the         work taken at another recognized academic
undergraduate be applied toward an advanced          regular graduate-student rate based on           institution. These credits may not have been
degree. Further registration for graduate            residency of the student including the Student   used to satisfy requirements for another
work is contingent upon completion of the            Services and Activity Fee and the Technology     degree. The petition must include a written
requirements for the bachelor’s degree.              Fee. GNM students are not eligible for           recommendation from the graduate program
                                                     financial aid because most financial aid is      coordinator and an official transcript
Graduate Nonmatriculated                             governed by federal regulations that require     indicating completion of the course work.
                                                     students to be enrolled in degree programs.      Transfer credits are not entered on the UW
Students
                                                     Students will be assigned a UW student           transcript.
Graduate nonmatriculated (GNM) is a                  number and receive a student identification
                                                                                                      University of Washington students who
classification for post-baccalaureate students       card that entitles them to all privileges
                                                                                                      are within six credits of completing their
who are not seeking a graduate degree at the         and access to facilities that are extended to
                                                                                                      undergraduate degree and who have met the
time of registration.                                matriculated students.
                                                                                                      requirements for admission to the Graduate
While a student does not need GNM status                                                              School may register the quarter immediately
to register for a graduate-level class, a student    Visiting Graduate Students                       preceding admission to Graduate School
must have it in order to apply the credits                                                            for up to six credits in 500-level courses in
                                                     A student who wishes to enroll in a graduate
to a graduate degree at the University of                                                             addition to the last six credits they require of
                                                     program at the University of Washington
Washington should the student later be                                                                undergraduate work. The graduate program
                                                     Tacoma and who intends thereafter to return
admitted as a matriculated graduate student.                                                          that has admitted the student must approve
                                                     to another graduate school in which he or she
GNM status is granted by the individual                                                               registration for the courses. The student, after
                                                     is working toward an advanced degree may be
graduate program. A minimum GPA of 3.0                                                                admission to the Graduate School, must file
                                                     admitted as a visiting graduate student. This
in the last 90 quarter (60 semester) graded                                                           a petition with the Dean of the Graduate
                                                     admission is contingent on available space
credits is required for consideration. A                                                              School to transfer the six credits. The student
                                                     and facilities. Such a student must have been
student who is later admitted to the Graduate                                                         must also provide a letter from the Office of
                                                     officially admitted to another recognized




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PRIORITY APPLICATION DATES FOR GRADUATE ADMISSION                                                       On-leave Eligibility
                                                   Autumn       Winter        Spring      Summer        ■   Must be a graduate student in good
                                                                                                            standing.
Business (M.B.A.)                                  May 1          —             —             —
                                                                                                        ■   Must have been registered or on-leave
Computer Science and Systems (M.S.)                May 15      Oct. 15       Jan. 15          —             the previous quarter.
Education (M.Ed.)                                  Aug. 1       Nov. 1        Feb. 1       May 1        ■   Must satisfy any graduate program
Education – Educational Administrator                —            —             —          Dec. 1           policies pertaining to going/remaining
                                                                                                            on-leave.
Education – Teacher Certification                    —            —             —          Feb. 15
                                                                                                        ■   U.S. citizen and permanent residents
Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.)                   May 1        Nov. 1          —             —             must have registered for at least one
Nursing (M.N.)                                     July 15     Nov. 15       Feb. 15          —             quarter of graduate study at UW and
                                                                                                            have approval from their graduate
Social Work (M.S.W. - 3-year program)              Mar. 1         —             —             —             program.
Social Work (M.S.W. - Advanced Standing)             —         Jun. 30          —             —         ■   International students must have
                                                                                                            registered full time (10 or more credits)
                                                                                                            for three consecutive quarters and
                                                                                                            have approval from both their graduate
   Graduation and Academic Records stating           the graduate program. Graduate School                  program and the International Student
   that these credits have not been applied          Memorandum No. 36 offers additional                    Services office.
   toward the undergraduate degree. Contact          information on graduate courses. With the
                                                     exception of summer, students are limited          ■   Pre-registered students must
   the specific program for details.                                                                        officially withdraw via MyUW or the
                                                     to a maximum 10 credits per quarter of any
                                                     combination of courses numbered 600, 700               Registration office prior to the first day
   Graduate Student Policies                                                                                of the quarter. Registered students are
                                                     or 800.
                                                                                                            not eligible for on-leave status.
   The following section contains detailed
   information concerning policies and               Re-admission                                       Students on-leave are entitled to:
   procedures relating to graduate students and      A student previously registered in the             ■   Return as a graduate student to the
   graduate studies. Students should verify all      Graduate School who has failed to maintain             graduate program
   information with the program adviser of the       graduate student status but who wishes
   individual academic program or appropriate        later to resume graduate studies must apply        ■   Use University libraries
   staff.                                            online to be re-admitted. If the student has       ■   Maintain access to the UW email
   For more information on the UW Graduate           attended any other institution during the              account
   School and graduate student policies, please      period when not registered at the University
                                                                                                        Students on-leave are not entitled to:
   visit the Graduate School website at www.         of Washington, official transcripts in duplicate
   grad.washington.edu.                              of the student’s work must be submitted.           ■   Faculty and staff counsel/resources
                                                     An application for re-admission carries no             (very limited counsel/resources are
   Graduate Courses                                  preference and is treated in the same manner           permitted)
                                                     as an application for initial admission,
   Graduate courses are intended for—and             including the requirement of payment of the        ■   Examinations of any type (except for
   ordinarily restricted to—either students          application fee.                                       language competency)
   enrolled in the Graduate School or graduate                                                          ■   Thesis/dissertation filing
   nonmatriculated students and are given            Students are required to meet the program
   numbers from 500 to 800.                          requirements in place at the time they are         ■   University housing
                                                     re-admitted.                                       ■   Student insurance
   Some courses at the 300 and 400 levels
   are open to both graduates and upper-             The Graduate School normally allows six            ■   Financial assistance
   division undergraduates. Such courses, when       years to complete requirements for a master’s
   acceptable to the supervisory committee and       degree. Periods spent on leave or out of status    Procedure for Requesting Leave
   the specific academic program, may be part of     are included.
                                                                                                        Beginning September 14, 2011, students
   the graduate program. The Graduate School                                                            requesting on-leave status must submit
   accepts credit in approved 300-level courses      Graduate Student                                   an online Request for On-Leave Status via
   for the minor or supporting fields only.          On-Leave Status                                    MyGrad Program. For a given quarter,
   Courses at the 300 level are not included in                                                         students can submit the request as early as two
   the calculation of grade point average (GPA)      Graduate students are required to maintain         weeks prior to the first day of instruction and
   and will not apply toward the minimum             graduate status during their program               must submit payment of the non-refundable
   Graduate School requirement of 18 graded          of study. Failure to maintain this status          fee no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of
   credits for the master’s degree. Approved         requires reinstatement to the University of        instruction.
   400-level courses are accepted as part of the     Washington. Students who desire to take a
   major as well as minor or supporting fields.      quarter or quarters off without going through      Leave is granted on a quarterly basis, though
   Courses numbered 490 and titled Special           the reinstatement process must apply for           the following students may request up to four
   Topics and Special Projects normally are not      on-leave status for each quarter they do not       consecutive quarters of leave at one time:
   applicable to a graduate degree program if        register. For complete details regarding the       PCMI students, military personnel with
   addressed primarily to introductory content       on-leave policy, refer to www.grad.uw.edu/         deployment orders, and some UW Fulbright
   and undergraduate students. Undergraduate         policies/memoranda/memo09.shtml                    grantees (with the exception of military
   research (499) is not accepted as part of


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personnel with deployment orders, these          Reinstatement to the Graduate                           be applied toward fulfilling residence
students will be required to pay the fee for     School if On-Leave Status was                           requirements. However, excess credits
each quarter of leave requested).                not Secured and Registration not                        beyond 10 may not be subtracted from
                                                                                                         one quarter and added to another. Once
Domestic Students                                Maintained                                              a student is admitted to a graduate
                                                 Students previously registered in the Graduate          degree program, a full quarter of
1. Complete and submit the online at
                                                 School who have failed to maintain graduate             residence is granted for any quarter in
   www.grad.uw.edu/policies/general/
                                                 student status but wish to resume studies               which at least 10 credits in approved
   leave_notice.pdf via MyGrad Program.
                                                 within the same degree program must file                courses, research, thesis, or internship
   Student will receive a confirmation
                                                 a request for reinstatement to the Graduate             are satisfactorily completed.
   email that the request has been
                                                 School. Requests will first be reviewed
   submitted.                                                                                        5. In a thesis degree program, a thesis,
                                                 and approved by the department. Once
2. Request will be reviewed and approved                                                                approved by the supervisory committee,
                                                 the department has approved the request
   by the departmental Graduate Program                                                                 must be submitted to the Graduate
                                                 and the Graduate School has confirmed
   Coordinator (faculty adviser). Upon                                                                  School. A student must register for a
                                                 students’ eligibility for reinstatement, students
   approval, students will receive a                                                                    minimum of nine credits of thesis (700).
                                                 will be notified to pay a non-refundable
   confirmation email that the department                                                               With the exception of summer, students
                                                 reinstatement fee before registering for the
   has approved the request.                                                                            are limited to a maximum of nine credits
                                                 requested quarter of reinstatement.
                                                                                                        per quarter of thesis (700).
3. Return to MyGrad Program to pay               For questions regarding on-leave status, please
   the non-refundable On-Leave fee                                                                   6. A final master’s examination, either
                                                 contact the adviser within your graduate
   via MasterCard or Visa credit card.                                                                  oral or written, as determined by the
                                                 program and/or Graduate Enrollment
   Students will receive a confirmation                                                                 student’s supervisory committee, must
                                                 Management Services at uwgrad@uw.edu or
   email that their quarterly leave has been                                                            be passed if it is a program requirement.
                                                 206-685-2630.
   processed and their registration status                                                           7. Any additional requirements imposed
   for that quarter is “On-Leave.”                                                                      by the graduate program adviser in the
                                                 Graduation Requirements
4. Print confirmation of on-leave                                                                       student’s major department or by the
                                                 for the Master’s Degree                                student’s supervisory committee must
   verification to be presented for access to
   the UW libraries.                             It is the responsibility of each graduate degree       be satisfied. A master’s degree student
                                                 candidate to meet the following Graduate               usually takes some work outside the
International Students                           School minimum requirements (plus any                  major department. The graduate
1. Contact the International Student             additional requirements that may be specified          program coordinator in the major
   Services (ISS) office to obtain pre-          by the program in which the master’s degree            department or the student’s supervisory
   approval to request on-leave status.          is being earned; see item 7):                          committee determines the requirements
                                                                                                        for the minor or supporting courses.
2. Complete and submit the online at             1. Under a thesis program, a minimum of
   www.grad.uw.edu/policies/general/                                                                 8. The graduate student must apply for the
                                                    36 quarter credits (27 course credits and
   leave_notice.pdf via MyGrad Program.                                                                 master’s degree within the first seven
                                                    a minimum of nine credits of thesis)
                                                                                                        weeks of the quarter in which he or she
3. Request will be reviewed and approved            must be presented. Under a non-thesis
                                                                                                        expects the degree to be conferred. See
   by the departmental Graduate Program             program, a minimum of 36 quarter
                                                                                                        Graduate Degree Application Process
   Coordinator (faculty adviser). Upon              credits of course work is required.
                                                                                                        below.
   approval, students will receive a             2. At least 18 of the minimum 36 quarter
   confirmation email that the department                                                            9. The graduate student must maintain
                                                    credits for the master’s degree must be
   has approved the request.                                                                            registration as a full- or part-time
                                                    for work numbered 500 and above. (In
                                                                                                        student at the university for the quarter
4. Request will then be reviewed and                a thesis program, nine of the 18 must
                                                                                                        in which the degree is conferred. A
   approved by the ISS office. Upon                 be course credits and nine may be for
                                                                                                        student who does not complete all
   approval, students will receive a                Master’s Thesis [700].)
                                                                                                        degree requirements by the last day of
   confirmation email that the ISS office        3. Numerical grades must be received in at             the quarter must be registered for the
   has approved the request.                        least 18 quarter credits of course work             following quarter.
5. Return to MyGrad Program to pay                  taken at the University of Washington
                                                                                                     10. All work for the master’s degree must
   the non-refundable On-Leave fee                  Tacoma. The Graduate School accepts
                                                                                                         be completed within six years. This
   via MasterCard or Visa credit card.              numerical grades in approved 400-level
                                                                                                         includes quarters spent on leave or
   Students will receive a confirmation             courses accepted as part of the major
                                                                                                         out of status and applicable work
   email that their quarterly leave has been        and in all 500-level courses. The student
                                                                                                         transferred from other institutions.
   processed and their registration status          must earn a minimum grade of 2.7 in
   for that quarter is “On-Leave.”                  each class in order for it to be counted.        11. A student must satisfy the requirements
                                                    A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is                   for the degree that are in force at the
6. Print confirmation of on-leave                   required for a graduate degree at the                time the degree is to be awarded.
   verification to be presented for access to       university.
   the UW libraries and IMA.
                                                 4. The residence requirement for the
                                                    master’s degree is one year (three
                                                    full-time quarters). Students registered
                                                    for fewer than 10 credits per quarter
                                                    may add part-time quarters together
                                                    to achieve the equivalent of one full-
                                                    time quarter (10 or more credits) to


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Graduate Degree                                   ■   By signing the master’s degree warrants,     Student Rights and
Application Process                                   the students’ committees certify that        Responsibilities
                                                      the students have met all departmental
Students must submit master’s degree requests                                                      It is the responsibility of the student to become
                                                      requirements for the degree (except
on the web. Students may submit a request                                                          familiar with all academic and administrative
                                                      the thesis if one is required) and the
from the first day of the quarter they expect                                                      regulations and procedures relating to his or
                                                      warrants must be placed in the students’
to graduate until the Sunday (midnight Pacific                                                     her course of study at UW Tacoma.
                                                      department file.
Time) of the ninth week of the quarter they
expect to graduate. If degree requirements        ■   Once the warrants have been signed,
are not met in the requested quarter, they            the authorized departmental users            Student Conduct Code
must submit another degree request for the            will recommend whether or not the            The UW Board of Regents has adopted a
quarter in which they expect to complete              students are to graduate that quarter        Student Conduct Code, which applies to
requirements.                                         and these recommendations are                both academic and nonacademic conduct for
                                                      conveyed to the Graduate School              students while in attendance at UW Tacoma.
Master’s degree request schedule                      through MyGradProgram by the                 The University of Washington Student
Your department may require an earlier                Sunday (midnight Pacific Time)               Conduct Code obligates students to:
request submission date, please consult your          following the end of the quarter. Emails     ■   Maintain high standards of academic and
department.                                           are sent to the students notifying them          professional honesty and integrity.
                                                      that their departments have made a
Autumn/winter/spring quarters:                                                                     ■   Respect the rights, privileges and property
                                                      recommendation on their request.
                                                                                                       of other members of the academic
■   Weeks 1-9 are considered as filing the        ■   Once the Graduate School receives                community and visitors to the campus.
    Request on time                                   the degree request recommendation,           ■   Refrain from actions that would interfere
■   Weeks 10-11 the request system is                 a final transcript audit and a review to         with university functions or endanger the
    closed and no requests are accepted.              determine if all Graduate School and             health, safety or welfare of other persons.
    The next option is to graduate during             department contingencies are met, will
                                                                                                   ■   Comply with the rules and regulations of
    the following quarter.                            be completed by Graduate School staff.
                                                                                                       the university, its schools, colleges and
Summer quarter:                                   ■   The Graduate School enters the                   departments.
                                                      final graduation decision into
                                                                                                   Violations of these standards may result in
■   Weeks 1-7 are considered as filing the            MyGradProgram, email notifications
                                                                                                   a variety of disciplinary actions, including
    Request on time                                   are sent to the students informing
                                                                                                   suspension or permanent dismissal from
                                                      them of their graduation status, and
■   Weeks 8-9 the request system is closed                                                         the university. The code specifies standards of
                                                      authorized department users can
    and no requests are accepted. The                                                              conduct, jurisdiction for hearing disciplinary
                                                      view their quarter graduation list in
    next option is to graduate during the                                                          matters and due process. Students may obtain
                                                      MyGradProgram.
    following quarter.                                                                             copies from the Office of Student Affairs
                                                                                                   or online at www.washington.edu/students/
Completing the master’s degree request            Commencement
                                                                                                   handbook/conduct.html.
■   When completing the master’s degree           Formal commencement exercises are
                                                  conducted at the close of spring quarter.        Individual academic and professional
    request, the program will automatically                                                        pro g r ams m ay h ave st an d ard s an d
    run a degree audit to inform the              Information on participating in the
                                                  commencment ceremony is posted on the            expectations beyond those explained in the
    students of any unsatisfied Graduate                                                           Code of Conduct. Please contact the program
    School requirements.                          Commencement website at tacoma.uw.edu/
                                                  commencement.                                    office for details.
■   Students will receive an email
    confirming receipt of their master’s          Diploma distribution                             Computer Use and
    degree request and the students’              Diplomas are produced approximately 12           Software Copyright Policy
    departments are notified through              weeks after the end of the quarter in which
    MyGradProgram that a request has                                                               All faculty, staff and students are responsible
                                                  they are earned and are mailed to the student.   for using university computer resources in
    been submitted.
                                                                                                   an ethical and legal manner. For example, it
■   Authorized departmental users                                                                  is not appropriate to share computer accounts
    enter department contingencies into                                                            or use them for commercial purposes,
    MyGradProgram and can elect to send                                                            to send unwanted email, or to distribute
    an email to the students to notify them                                                        copyrighted software, music or images.
    of the departmental contingencies.                                                             Those who do not follow the rules could lose
    Authorized departmental users will                                                             their UW computing privileges. For detailed
    print the master’s degree warrants                                                             information, see the UW Information
    and the warrants will be routed to the                                                         Technology website at www.washington.edu/
    students’ master’s committees in a                                                             itconnect.
    manner determined by the department.




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Equal Opportunity                                   Release of Student
The University of Washington, as a standing         Directory Information
policy, does not discriminate on the basis of       The Family Educational Rights and Privacy
race, color, creed, religion, national origin,      Act of 1974 (FERPA) protects the privacy of
sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status,       student educational records. However, the
disability, or status as a disabled veteran or      following information is considered public or
Vietnam-era veteran. Any discriminatory             directory information and may be released to
action can be a cause for disciplinary action.      anyone unless the student requests otherwise:
This policy applies to all university programs      name, telephone number, email address,
and facilities including, but not limited           place of birth, major, dates of attendance,
to, admissions, educational programs,               degrees and awards received, full- or part-
employment, and patient and hospital services.      time enrollment status, most recent previous
Such discrimination is prohibited by Titles VI      educational institution attended, and for
and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title      athletes, date of birth, weight and height. If
IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,             a student chooses not to authorize release of
Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act      directory information, he or she can restrict
of 1973, Age Discrimination in employment           this information using MyUW (myuw.
Act Amendments of 1978, Vietnam Era                 washington.edu) or by completing a form in
Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act of            the Office of the UW Tacoma Registrar. Except
1974, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,      under provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act
State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher         of 2001, no information will be released
Education Act of 1989, other federal and state      on students who have restricted release of
statutes and regulations, and university policy.    directory information, including degrees
Coordination of the compliance efforts of the       awarded and dates of attendance. To change
University of Washington with respect to all        authorization and allow release, students
of these laws and regulations is under the          must present, in person, a request in writing
direction of Torrey Tiburzi, director of the        to the Office of the UW Tacoma Registrar
University of Washington’s Office of Equal          substantiated by photo identification.
Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 231             Complete details regarding FERPA and
Gerberding Hall, Seattle, Washington 98195,         students’ rights concerning educational
206-543-1830, eoaa@u.washington.edu.                records are available from the Office of the
                                                    Registrar.
Student Education Records
As a general rule, the university will not          Sexual Harassment
release a student’s education records to a          Complaint Procedure
third party without the written consent of          Students, staff, faculty and other users of
the student.* This includes tuition account         university services who have a concern or
information. The complete university                complaint regarding sexual harassment
policy on student education records and the         may contact either the director of Human
location of such records may be found in            Resources at UW Tacoma, the Ombudsman
the Washington Administrative Code under            at 253-692-4476 or the University Complaint
WAC 478-140. Manuals containing the code            Investigation and Resolution Office at
are available at reference stations on campus       206-616-2028. Personnel in these offices
(including in the Office of the Chancellor and      provide assistance in resolving concerns
in the campus library) and at the University of     and complaints. Also, UW Tacoma staff may
Washington Visitor’s Information Center in          contact the director of Human Resources
the Odegaard Undergraduate Library on the           at UW Tacoma about sexual harassment
UW Seattle campus. The policy covers such           concerns.
items as accessibility, review and expunging of
inaccurate records, and costs to be charged for
copies of student records. Information release
forms for tuition accounts information only
may be obtained from Student Fiscal Services,
129 Schmitz Hall, Seattle.




*The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, however, limits some privacy protections.


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MASTER OF

Business Administration
The mission of the Milgard School of Business      ■   Analyze data using quantitative and            CONTACT INFORMATION
is to offer high-quality undergraduate and             statistical tools or relevant technologies
graduate education for citizens of the state           so that they can make informed                  Phone: 253-692-5630
of Washington, especially in the South                 business decisions
                                                                                                       Fax: 253-692-4523
Puget Sound region. We seek to integrate           ■   Evaluate and manage formal and
innovative teaching, relevant scholarship              informal processes that facilitate the
                                                                                                       Office: Dougan 401
and proactive service into our business                meeting of organizational objectives            Campus box: 358420
and academic communities. We also are
committed to advancing and disseminating           ■   Understand how to motivate, develop,            Website: tacoma.uw.edu/mba
business knowledge and theory and to                   and manage people and teams in ways             Email: uwtmba@uw.edu
cultivating collaborative relationships with           that foster organizational success
the community.                                     ■   Demonstrate effective oral, written, and        Dean
                                                       interpersonal communication skills              Shahrokh Saudagaran
MBA Vision Statement                                   that support and enhance managerial             MBA Director
                                                       effectiveness                                   Eugene Sivadas, Ph.D.
The Milgard MBA develops visionary leaders
who have the knowledge and managerial              ■   Demonstrate an understanding of                 Administrator
capabilities to promote organizational success         organizational systems including                Julia Smith
and sustainability in ways that emphasize              interdependencies and relations among
                                                       and between functional departments              Adviser
accountability to diverse stakeholders in a                                                            Aubree Robinson
complex and interdependent world.                  ■   Demonstrate an understanding of
                                                       market dynamics and financial theories
About the Degree Program                               that can influence organizational
                                                       actions and outcomes
The master of business administration (MBA)
                                                   ■   Assess the global, social, political,
degree at the Milgard School of Business is a
                                                       economic, ethical, and environmental
72-credit graduate degree designed to provide                                                         deadline. The MBA program admits students
                                                       consequences of management decisions
experienced professionals and managers with                                                           for autumn quarter only. Admission is
new tools for responding to the challenges of      ■   Use analytical tools to diagnose               competitive.
change. The program encourages managers                organizational problems and identify
                                                       appropriate solutions                          The following are required for admission
to develop the integrated base of knowledge
                                                                                                      to the Master of Business Administration
and skills needed to lead organizations facing     ■   Understand how to launch and assess            program:
an increasing pace of change. The Milgard              organizational change initiatives
School of Business MBA is a comprehensive                                                             ■   A baccalaureate degree from an
degree that builds capabilities across the full    Accreditation                                          accredited institution.
range of business disciplines.
                                                   The Milgard School of Business at the              ■   An overall grade point average of 3.0
The primary goal of the MBA is to provide                                                                 calculated from the applicant’s final 90
current and future managers with the               University of Washington Tacoma is
                                                   accredited by the Association to Advance               graded quarter credits or 60 graded
knowledge necessary to succeed in an                                                                      semester credits.
i nc re as i ng ly dy nam i c and c ompl e x       Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in
environment. Students develop a strong             association with the University of Washington      ■   Competitive scores from the Graduate
mix of leadership, technological, financial,       Seattle’s Foster School of Business and UW             Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
analytical, relational and communication           Bothell’s Business Program.                            completed within the last five years.
skills. We offer a high quality program that is                                                           GRE scores are also accepted; contact
immediately relevant to practicing managers.       Admission Requirements                                 MBA adviser for details.
The curriculum develops well-rounded                                                                  ■   A minimum of two years of post-
                                                   Applicants must simultaneously be admitted
managers who can:                                                                                         baccalaureate managerial work
                                                   to the Milgard School of Business and to
                                                                                                          experience.
■   Develop and articulate the                     the Graduate School of the University of
    organization’s strategic direction             Washington. Application information is             ■   One official transcript from any
                                                   available on the MBA website at tacoma.                institution where a degree was
■   Identify sources of competitive                uw.edu/mba. Applications must be submitted             obtained to include 90 graded credits.
    advantage                                      in time to meet the Milgard School of                  Transcripts with post-degree credits
■ Articulate and implement competitive             Business deadline listed on the website, as this       may also be submitted. If admitted, a
    strategies                                     supersedes the Graduate School admissions              second baccalaureate transcript will be
                                                                                                          requested by the Graduate School.


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■   One essay. Details about the essay are          Elective Credits                                    Course Waivers
    included in the application information.
                                                    A minimum of 8 graded elective credits              An admitted MBA student may petition
■   A résumé                                        must be completed in Tacoma MBA elective            to waive up to the equivalent of 12 quarter
■   Two confidential professional                   courses numbered 500 and above. The                 credits of MBA core courses. Waiver requests
    recommendations                                 remaining elective credits can be completed         must be accompanied by official transcripts
■   Applicants holding Permanent                    via Tacoma MBA elective courses, credits            and other documentation such as course
    Residence Status and an international           from other UW graduate degree programs,             syllabi or proof of professional licensing
    baccalaureate degree (or higher) must           transfer credits, or some combination of these      where applicable. If a waiver is approved, the
    submit scores for the TOEFL exam.               as discussed in the policies below.                 petitioner may select an available elective
    Minimum scores are 580 (paper-based),                                                               course with the same number of credits to
                                                    No more than eight credits of TBUS 569,
    237 (computerized TOEFLC), 92                                                                       replace the waived course(s). A waiver will
                                                    Analytical Research, may be applied toward
    (Internet-based TOEFLIBT).                                                                          not reduce the required credits needed to
                                                    the MBA degree. MBA electives vary from 2-4
                                                                                                        earn the MBA.
■   Applicants with foreign transcripts             credits to allow greater choice and flexibility
    must apply by May 1 to allow extra              with scheduling.                                    Waivers may be granted if the graduate
    time for transcript evaluation. Foreign                                                             committee concludes that a petitioner has
    transcripts must be accompanied by an           Transfer Credits                                    demonstrated proficiency in the course
    English translation when submitted.                                                                 material by prior educational training (e.g.,
                                                    from Other Institutions
                                                                                                        undergraduate major or concentration
Program Design                                      An admitted MBA student may petition to             or graduate degree in a specific field) or
                                                    transfer up to the equivalent of 12 quarter         professional licensing (e.g., CPA). Waivers
The 72-credit, non-thesis MBA degree has            credits of graduate business course work from       will only be entertained for graduate course
two components:                                     an AACSB-accredited institution. Graduate           work completed with a grade of “B” or better
                                                    credits that have been applied toward a             or undergraduate course work completed
    ■	 Core courses (56 credits)
                                                    completed degree cannot be transferred.             with a grade of “B+” or better.
    ■ Elective courses (16 credits)
                                                    Applicants may petition by sending a letter         Students who request waivers may be
The core curriculum addresses key areas of          to the graduate program adviser. The petition       restricted in the courses they may take to
business knowledge via the core courses,            should identify the courses requested for           complete their elective. Details of such
which focus on finance, accounting,                 transfer credit and, for each course, clearly       restrictions will be included in the reply letter
marketing, operations, ethics, human                articulate how the course content contributes       to the petitioning student.
behavior, and business strategy. Perspectives       to the objectives of the UW Tacoma MBA
on international business are integrated            curriculum. Petition requests will not be
across these courses, which culminate in a
                                                                                                        UW Credits Earned
                                                    evaluated until an official transcript is           Outside the Tacoma MBA
capstone course that offers a comprehensive         received by the Milgard School of Business.
systems perspective on organizations. These                                                             A portion of MBA elective credits may be
courses also emphasize quantitative and             Written petitions for transfer credits
                                                                                                        earned at the University of Washington in
qualitative tools for predicting, planning and      completed prior to admission to the MBA
                                                                                                        other degree programs. Students do not
managing change.                                    program must be submitted during the first
                                                                                                        need to petition to ensure these credits
                                                    two quarters of enrollment in the MBA
Beyond the core courses, students are required                                                          apply toward their degrees. The following
                                                    program (Autumn or Winter quarter).
to complete 16 elective credits. The choice of                                                          restrictions apply:
electives will depend on the students’ career       Enrolled UW Tacoma MBA students who
and educational goals. Students can create a        take courses at another institution with the        1. At least 8 elective credits must be taken
profile of elective courses that allows them to     intent of transferring the credits should first        from Tacoma MBA courses numbered
gain additional business knowledge. Elective        seek approval from the graduate program                500 and above.
courses also can be taken outside of Business       adviser. If approved, these students should         2. No more than 8 credits earned in other
from other UW Tacoma graduate programs.             submit a written petition to transfer credits          UW graduate programs (numbered 500
                                                    within one academic quarter of completing              and above) can be applied to the MBA
                                                    the course at another institution (e.g. petitions      degree.
Enrollment and Classes
                                                    to transfer summer credits must be received
                                                                                                        3. No more than 5 credits of 400-level
The UW Tacoma two-year MBA allows                   by the end of autumn quarter). Only grades
                                                                                                           Tacoma business courses can be applied
students to continue in their careers while         of “B” or higher may be transferred.
                                                                                                           to the MBA degree.
they develop new managerial knowledge and           Course work that duplicates the content of
skills. In the average quarter, an MBA student                                                          4. 400-level courses from any other
                                                    required courses in the MBA curriculum will
will enroll in two courses (8 credits) of study.                                                           undergraduate program cannot be
                                                    not be accepted for transfer elective credit.
Students may complete their degree on a year-                                                              applied toward the MBA degree.
round basis in two years (including summers)        Petitions are reviewed by the Graduate
or extend to three or more years.                   Committee and a letter is mailed to the             Ungraded Credits (S/NS)
                                                    address of record indicating how many
Classes meet primarily on weekday evenings          credits, if any, will transfer. Students who        Core courses in the Tacoma MBA curriculum
and some Saturdays; many incorporate                transfer graduate credits from another              cannot be taken Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory
Internet components. Online assignments             university may be restricted in the elective        (S/NS). No more than 8 credits of elective
and discussion offer flexibility while keeping      courses they may take to complete their             courses may be completed as S/NS.
students connected to the faculty and               elective. Details of such restrictions will be
their classmates. Courses integrate current         included in the reply letter to the petitioning
conceptual and practical knowledge while            student. All decisions of the Graduate
building analytical and interpersonal skills.       Committee with respect to transfer credits
As a result, the curriculum is immediately          are final.
relevant to practicing managers.
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Minimum Graduation                                   TBUS 503                                            TBUS 530
Requirements for the MBA Degree                      Financial Reporting and Analysis                    Operations Management in Action
                                                     4 credits                                           4 credits
Along with the Graduate School requirements,         Focuses on the process by which firms report        Examines essential topics in operations
courses taken to complete the 72 credits             economic information to users outside the           management, including operations strategy
required for the MBA degree must receive a           firm (e.g., stockholders, potential investors,      and planning; process and service design;
                                                     creditors, regulatory agencies). Introduces the     supply chain and inventory management;
passing grade (2.7 or higher or Satisfactory         concepts of financial accounting including          quality management and statistical quality
or Credit).                                          preparation and analysis of financial statements.   control; and forecasting and scheduling.
If a student does not pass a required course,                                                            Emphasizes concepts and skills essential for
                                                     TBUS 504                                            operations management in manufacturing and
the course must be repeated. Another course          Marketing Management                                service firms from a strategic, operational and
cannot be substituted for a failed required          4 credits                                           analytic perspective.
course. Students completing a course on a            Explores the processes by which
Satisfactory/Not Satisfactory (S/NS) basis           organizations create value for customers.           TBUS 570
must earn at least a 2.7 grade in order to           Focuses on marketing decision making,               Organization Change
receive a grade of “Satisfactory.”                   including opportunity analysis, positioning         4 credits
                                                     strategies, product development/management,         Provides a multiple persectives approach
Students are reminded to read and carefully          distribution channels, pricing tactics, and         to managing change. Examines competing
adhere to the university’s policies. Please refer    integrated marketing communications. Enables        perspectives on change stemming from
to the Graduate Admissions, Graduation               students to engage in target market selection       both change management approaches and
Requirements for Master’s Degree, and                and marketing program design.                       organizational development approaches.
Graduate Student Policies sections in this                                                               Considers various change methodologies
                                                     TBUS 506                                            and explores examples of best practice in
catalog or refer to the Graduate School              Strategic Management
website at www.grad.washington.edu for                                                                   change management. Experiential approach
                                                     4 credits                                           encourages the development of skills in change
more information regarding graduate degree           Focuses on the strategy development process in      management.
requirements.                                        organizations and on how to create sustainable
                                                     competitive advantage. Includes developing          TMGMT 512
Course Descriptions                                  an understanding of the strategic position of       Business Ethics and Social
                                                     organizations, strategic choices for the future     Responsibility
For the most current course information,             and how one can best translate strategies into      4 credits
please consult the Milgard School of Business        action.                                             Focuses on the ethical and moral challenges that
                                                                                                         are an everyday part of organizational life for
website: tacoma.uw.edu/business.                     TBUS 507                                            managers. Addresses the societal consequences
                                                     Individual and Team Dynamics                        of managerial decisions and organizational
Core Courses (56 credits)                            4 credits                                           actions. Considers global variance in ethical
                                                     Examines human behavior in organizations in         standards and impact of ethical behavior on
TACCT 513                                            terms of individual, small group, intergroup
Managerial Accounting for Decision                                                                       organizational performance.
                                                     and the total organization. With an emphasis
Making and Control                                   on managing people, topics include leadership,      TMGMT 516
4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 503                   communication, group dynamics, decision-            Business Communication
Introduces the concepts, theories, and practices     making, self-awareness, motivation, perception,     4 credits
managers use for decision making and cost            influence, learning and the management of           Explores communication and its impact on the
control. Discusses the principles and methods        change and conflicts. Class dynamics serve as       business environment. Investigates advanced
of accounting used in reporting information          significant examples for understanding human        methods of business presentation design/
to management that is needed within an               behavior.                                           delivery, explores relevant communication
organization and how this information can be                                                             theories, covers critical concepts such as gloabl
used by managers to plan, control, and make          TBUS 508                                            communication, crisis communication, gender
decisions.                                           Integrated Systems                                  communication in the workplace and meeting
                                                     4 credits / Prerequisite: Completion of             management. Also investigates communication
TBUS 500                                             TBUS 500, 501, 503, 504, 506, 507 and
Quantitative Methods in Business                                                                         issues which are typically controversial in
                                                     520                                                 organizations.
4 credits                                            Integrates material learned in the MBA core
Examines statistical concepts including              through immersion in systems theory. Students       TMGMT 557
probability and probability distributions.           learn to view organizations as open systems and     Negotiations
Develops an understanding of sampling and            evaluate consequences of business decisions.
estimation procedures, hypothesis testing,                                                               4 credits
                                                     An online simulation is used to demonstrate         Emphasizes the conflict resolution approaches
and inference. Topics include correlation and        the interplay of various subsystems in
regression analysis, and analysis of time series.                                                        most commonly used by managers to
                                                     organizations while competitive forces create       resolve disputes at the individual, group and
TBUS 501                                             an environment of ongoing change.                   organizational levels. Students will learn to
Financial Theory                                                                                         assess conflict situations and select appropriate
                                                     TBUS 520
4 credits                                                                                                resolution techniques as well as hone their skills
                                                     Microeconomics for Managers
Examines financial theory including asset                                                                in negotiation and mediation.
                                                     4 credits
valuation, capital markets, and the basic            Examines ways to apply tools of intermediate
terminology of corporate finance. Focuses on         microeconomic theory to issues of interest to
Time Value of Money, Equity Valuation, Cost          managers. Topics include market processes,
of Capital and basics of risk management as          consumer theory, firm behavior in competitive
essential tools.                                     and imperfectly competitive markets, product
                                                     pricing, and strategic behavior.




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Elective Courses (16 credits)                         TFIN 522                                            TMGMT 553
TACCT 520                                             Investment Valuation                                Leadership in a Changing World
International Accounting Seminar                      4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 501                  4 credits
4 credits                                             Examines the valuation of financial assets          Concentrates on the knowledge and skills
Enhances understanding of international               including stocks, bonds and real assets such as     that managers need to lead effectively in
accounting issues. Examines the impact of             businesses. Focuses on discounted cash flow,        today’s dynamic business environment.
accounting diversity on global capital flows and      risk option pricing theory and models, market       The course examines what it takes to be
explores the convergence of global accounting         efficiency, dividend discount models, and real      an outstanding leader under a variety of
standards. Covers accounting for changing             options theory.                                     circumstances. Participants will develop a
prices, goodwill and other intangibles, as well as                                                        greater understanding of how change impacts
                                                      TFIN 526                                            individuals, teams, and organizations. The
social and environmental reporting, geographic        Portfolio Management
segment disclosure practices and financial                                                                course requires students to study a “live” case
                                                      4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 501                  as well as develop an action plan to increase
reporting in emerging markets.                        Provides an understanding of investor decision      their own leadership competencies.
TACCT 525                                             making under uncertainty, and how portfolios
Forensic Accounting Seminar                           may be used to reduce risk. Explores the            TMGMT 574
4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 503                    portfolio management process including              New Business Ventures
Explores the nature, detection and prevention         construction, revision, and protection of both      4 credits
of fraudulent financial reporting. Investigates       fixed income and equity portfolios. Covers          Examines the legal, financial, strategic and
types of fraud, how fraud is committed, and           performance evaluation and risk management.         managerial challenges of creating and operating
ways to prevent fraud in corporations.                                                                    new businesses. Topics include building an
                                                      TMGMT 518
                                                                                                          entrepreneurial firm, developing start-up
TACCT 531                                             Business Law
                                                                                                          strategy, creating business plans, obtaining
Financial Statement Analysis                          4 credits
                                                                                                          venture financing and managing a growing
                                                      Examines legal issues in a business context.
4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 503                                                                        company.
Provides analytical tools and research                Considers law as a strategic tool to help achieve
techniques necessary to understand and                core business objectives, create value, and         TMKTG 520
interpret financial statements.                       manage risk. Addresses legal aspects of business    Services Marketing
                                                      management, agreements and relationships            4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 504
TBUS 568                                              including: contracts, torts, product liability,     Explores the unique challenges of managing
Internship                                            employment, intellectual property, agency and       services and delivering service quality that
3-5 credits                                           business organizations.                             lead to customer satisfaction. Examines
Allows students to explore new career avenues                                                             methodologies available for measuring,
or to extend their current career experience          TMGMT 520
                                                                                                          analyzing and designing services. Investigates
into new areas. Involves explaining knowledge         Managing Corporate Responsibility
                                                                                                          the role of marketing in attracting customers
and skills through on-site project work with an       4 credits
                                                                                                          and shaping customer expectations.
organization. Requires written internship plan        Focuses on strategic and dynamic issues
and faculty permission prior to registration.         that are key to building high-performing            TMKTG 560
                                                      organizations with a sense of ethics, civic         Managerial and Marketing Research
TBUS 569                                              engagement and social responsibility. Provides      4 credits
Analytical Research                                   a theoretical and practical understanding of        Examines research design, data collection,
2-4 credits                                           what role organizations should play in society.     and data interpretation as critical elements
Provides an opportunity to work independently                                                             of diagnosing organizational, managerial,
to explore specific business topics in greater        TMGMT 530
                                                                                                          and marketing problems. Provides practical
depth. The student must develop a research            Organization Design
                                                                                                          and theoretical insights into gathering
proposal and make arrangements with a                 4 credits
                                                                                                          information about organizational problems
faculty member to supervise the project prior         Focuses on the use of organizational design to
                                                                                                          and opportunities.
to course registration. Tacoma MBA students           create successful and sustainable organizations.
only. Permission of faculty is required prior to      Addresses organizing work, leveraging               TMKTG 580
registration.                                         knowledge, developing processes, and                International Marketing
                                                      supporting values to achieve the organization’s     4 credits / Prerequisite: TBUS 504
TBUS 590                                              goals. Examines how managers can achieve            Examines the marketing strategies and tactics
Special Topics in Business                            alignment of structure, culture, people and         of companies that conduct international
1-4 credits                                           processes under conditions of change.               business. Explores how firms identify, research
Advanced offerings designed to respond to                                                                 and enter international markets and the process
faculty and student interests and needs.              TMGMT 532
                                                                                                          used to develop global marketing strategies that
                                                      Strategic Human Resource
                                                                                                          are appropriate for those markets.
TFIN 521                                              Management
Macroeconomics for Managers                           4 credits
4 credits                                             Addresses the design of human resource
Fo c us e s on t he us e of i nte r me d i ate        management systems to create and sustain
macroeconomic theor y to understand                   competitive advantage. Focuses on how
how different sectors of the economy are              managers can diagnose their organization’s
inter-related. Specific emphasis is placed on         alignment with competitive realities and
international markets and how to assess the           develop human resource systems that produce
impact on firms of different macroeconomic            the levels of commitment, coordination and
policies and events.                                  competence required by the organization’s
                                                      competitive strategy.




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Faculty                                            Garth Novack
                                                   Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
                                                   Business; Accounting; Ph.D., University of
Shahrokh M. Saudagaran
                                                   Arizona, 2003.
Gary E. & James A. Milgard Endowed Dean
and Professor                                      Jill M. Purdy
Milgard School of Business                         Associate Professor, Milgard School
International Accounting; Ph.D., University of     of Business; Organizational Behavior,
Washington, 1986                                   Organization Theory, Management; Ph.D.,
                                                   Pennsylvania State University, 1994
Zoe I. Barsness
Associate Professor, Milgard School of             Gregory M. Rose
Business; Management; Ph.D., Northwestern          Professor, Milgard School of Business;
University, 1996                                   Marketing; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1995

Daniel Bryan                                       Eugene Sivadas
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of             Associate Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Accounting; Ph.D., University of         Business; Marketing; Ph.D., University of
Oregon, 2002                                       Cincinnati, 1995

Zhiyan Cao                                         Tracy A. Thompson
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of             Associate Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Accounting; Ph.D., Yale University,      Business; Organizational Behavior, Strategic
2006                                               Management; Ph.D., Northwestern University,
                                                   1994
Vanessa Chio
Associate Professor, Milgard School of             Arindam Tripathy
Business; Management, International                Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts,      Business; Accounting; Ph.D., University of
2000                                               Texas at Dallas, 2006.

Sergio V. Davalos                                  Douglas T. Wills
Associate Professor, Milgard School of             Associate Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Management Information Systems;          Business; Economics; Ph.D., Texas A&M
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1992                 University, 1995

Marion Eberly
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Ph.D. candidate, University of
Washington, 2011
Fei Leng, CFA
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Finance; Ph.D., University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, 2006
Altaf Merchant
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Marketing; Ph.D., Old Dominion
University, 2008
G. Kent Nelson
Senior Lecturer, Milgard School of Business;
Organizational Management and Strategic
Communication; Ph.D., University of
Washington, 1994
Stephen Norman
Assistant Professor, Milgard School of
Business; Economics; Ph.D., Cornell
University, 2006
Gregory Noronha, CFA
Professor, Milgard School of Business;
Finance; Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute,
1990




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MASTER OF SCIENCE

Computer Science
and Systems                                                                                           CONTACT INFORMATION
                                                                                                          Phone: 253-692-5860
The Institute of Technology at the University      Degree Options                                         Fax: 253-692-5862
of Washing ton Tacoma, launched in
                                                   There are three options for completing the             Office: Pinkerton 210
2001, serves as home for the master of
science in Computer Science and Systems.           MS degree in CSS:                                      Campus box: 358426
Through innovative partnerships with area                                                                 Website: tacoma.uw.edu/tech
                                                   ■   Thesis option
companies, the Institute helps students
gain practical work experience and meets           ■   Capstone project option                            Email: uwtech@uw.edu
continually changing industry needs. The           ■   Course-only option
Institute also provides services to attract and                                                           Director
support students from diverse educational,         Thesis Option                                          Robert Friedman
economic and ethnic backgrounds.
                                                   The thesis option was designed for graduate            Graduate Coordinator
                                                   students who are prepared and want to engage           Larry Wear
About the Degree Program                           in a research project working with one or
                                                   more Institute faculty members. This research          Administrator
The master’s degree in Computer Science and
                                                   often results in one or more publications in           Zaide Chavez
Systems at University of Washington Tacoma
                                                   journals or conference proceedings.
is designed primarily for students who plan to                                                            Adviser
work in the field, but can also prepare students   Students who select the thesis option must             Kimberly Mucke
to enter a Ph.D. program in computer science.      work with a faculty adviser to produce a thesis
Those with a master’s degree in computer           proposal. The proposal, along with a Proposal
science typically earn 25 to 30 percent higher     to Enroll in MSCSS Capstone, is submitted to
starting salaries than those with bachelor’s       the Graduate Committee for approval.
degrees, according to a report by the U.S.
                                                   After the Graduate Committee approves the
Bureau of Labor Statistics. The degree requires                                                       After the Graduate Committee approves the
                                                   proposal, the student registers for TCSS 700.
40-45 credits, depending on the option the                                                            proposal, the student registers for TCSS 702.
                                                   A total of 10 credits of TCSS 700 must be
student chooses. However, depending on the                                                            A total of 10 credits of TCSS 702 must be
                                                   completed to meet the degree requirements.
student’s level of preparation upon entering                                                          completed to meet the degree requirements.
                                                   These units are typically taken in two quarters.
the program, the Graduate Committee may                                                               These units are typically taken in two quarters.
                                                   TCSS 700 is graded credit/no credit so the
determine that a student needs additional                                                             TCSS 702 is graded the same way core and
                                                   course does not count toward the student’s
course(s) to fill an academic deficiency.                                                             elective courses are graded so the grades
                                                   grade point.
                                                                                                      count toward the student’s grade point.
The MSCSS program serves a diverse
population of students, from those with            Capstone Project Option                            Course-Only Option
significant experience and degrees in the
                                                   The capstone project option was designed
field, to those with non-computing-related                                                            Students may choose to take an additional
                                                   for graduate students who want to work on
undergraduate degrees. By broadening the                                                              three 400- or 500-level electives (15 credits)
                                                   a significant project as part of their graduate
base of students eligible for the program,                                                            to satisfy their degree requirements in place
                                                   program but do not want to take on the
the Institute encourages a greater number                                                             of capstone courses. This option is provided
                                                   responsibility of conducting detailed research.
of undergraduate students to continue their                                                           for students who are primarily interested in
                                                   Capstone projects often involve the design,
education at the graduate level and to attract                                                        a broader education in computer science.
                                                   construction and testing of a moderate to
an increasing number of nontraditional
                                                   large programming project.
students who have related work experience                                                             Curriculum
and a strong interest in the field.                Students who select the capstone project
                                                   option must work with a faculty adviser to         The courses a student takes to satisfy the
                                                   produce a project proposal. The proposal,          requirements for the MS degree fall into five
                                                   along with a Proposal to Enroll in MSCSS           categories:
                                                   Capstone form, are submitted to the Graduate
                                                   Committee for approval.                            ■     Prerequisite courses (required of
                                                                                                            students lacking the equivalent of an
                                                                                                            undergraduate degree in computer
                                                                                                            science)
                                                                                                      ■     Core courses (required of all students)
                                                                                                      ■     Elective courses (required of all
                                                                                                            students)

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■   Capstone course (required of thesis and       option may take five credits of 400-level           Graduate Nonmatriculated
    project option students)                      classes. Students must get approval from the        (GNM) Status
■   Independent study                             Graduate Committee before registering for
                                                  any 400-level class.                                G r a d u at e n o n m at r i c u l at e d ( G N M )
Prerequisite Courses:                                                                                 enrollment is beneficial to those who are
                                                  Independent Study (TCSS 600)                        interested in professional development or
Undergraduate                                                                                         beginning work toward a graduate degree.
Students who enter the MS program without         After taking the core courses, a student may
                                                                                                      A GNM is a post-baccalaureate student who
a strong computer science background will         decide that she or he has a strong interest in an
                                                                                                      wants to take graduate courses, but who has
be required to take undergraduate computer        area of computer science that is not covered
                                                                                                      not been admitted by the Graduate School
science courses that will prepare them for        in any course being offered. In this case,
                                                                                                      to a degree program. GNM status allows
graduate studies in the field. Students should    the student may propose that he or she be
                                                                                                      qualified students to earn graduate credits in
have experience in the following areas before     permitted to substitute an independent study
                                                                                                      an area of interest. A total of 12 credits can
starting to take graduate-level courses in the    course for an elective course. To do this, the
                                                                                                      apply toward a graduate degree. This status
MS program:                                       student must find a faculty member who will
                                                                                                      is not available to international students on
                                                  supervise the independent study and submit
                                                                                                      F-1 visas. Acceptance as a GNM student does
■   Object-oriented programming (one              the proposed plan of study to the Graduate
                                                                                                      not imply nor does it confer priority for later
    year)                                         Committee for approval.
                                                                                                      admission to the Graduate School for pursuit
■   Discrete mathematics                                                                              of a degree.
                                                  Thesis and Capstone Project
■   Data structures
                                                  Courses (TCSS 700 and 702)                          Satisfactory Progress
■   Analysis of algorithms
                                                  Students enrolled in the thesis option are
■   Computer organization and                     required to take 10 credits of TCSS 700 and         Students are required to maintain satisfactory
    architecture                                  students in the project option are required to      progress meeting the university and program
                                                  take 10 credits of TCSS 702. These courses are      standards relative to scholarship and
■   Database management systems
                                                  taken in place of 10 credits of elective courses.   performance in pursuit of the master’s degree
■   Project management and software               If a student chooses to switch from the thesis      including each of the following:
    engineering                                   or project option to the course-only option,
                                                                                                      ■   Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
■   Operating systems                             the credits from 700 and 702 will not count
                                                  as elective credits.                                ■   Earn a quarterly GPA of 3.00 or higher
In some cases work experience may substitute
for formal courses in a given area. At the time                                                       ■   Earn a grade of 2.7 or higher in each
of admission, students will be notified of any    Admission Requirements                                  required course
required prerequisite courses.                    Admission to the master of science in               ■   Make adequate progress with the thesis
                                                  Computer Science and Systems is competitive             or capstone project, if pursuing this
Core Courses                                      and based on acceptance by the UW Graduate              option, as demonstrated by the faculty
All graduate students are required to take        School and the Institute of Technology.                 adviser or committee chair, including
three core courses:                                                                                       interest, responsibility in working
                                                                                                          toward completion of project or thesis,
                                                  Requirements
■   TCSS 543 Advanced Algorithms or                                                                       and number of credits taken before a
    TCSS 540 Theory of Computing                  ■   Baccalaureate degree from an                        proposal has been approved.
                                                      accredited institution of higher learning
■   TCSS 558 Applied Distributed
                                                      with at least a 3.0 GPA for the last 90         Course Descriptions
    Computing
                                                      credits (quarter system).
■   TCSS 598 Research Seminar (typically                                                              For the most current course information,
                                                  ■   Competitive GRE scores on a test taken          please consult the Institute of Technology
    taken over three quarters)
                                                      within the last five years                      website: tacoma.uw.edu/tech.
Core course are typically taken after any
required prerequisites have been completed.       ■   Completed application forms                     TCSS 523
                                                  ■   Personal statement                              Data Compression
Elective Courses                                                                                      5 credits
                                                  ■   Résumé                                          Covers a broad range of compression
The number of elective courses a student is       ■   Three letters of recommendation                 techniques, as well as their implementations
required to take depends on the program of                                                            in today’s compression standards. Techniques
study the student has chosen. For students in     Those interested in enrolling in the master         include block-based codes, dictionary coding,
the course-only option, 30 credits of elective    of science in Computer Science and Systems          predictive coding, vector quantization, and
courses are required. However, it may be          should make an appointment with an adviser          transform coding, including wavelets. Covers
possible to apply directed reading (TCSS 600)     by calling 253-692-5860. Details about              selected standards for text, image, video and
toward this total after receiving permission      the curriculum and prerequisites, along             audio compression.
from the Graduate Committee to do so.             with application materials and admissions           TCSS 540
Most electives will be taken at the 500-level,    requirements, are available on the Institute’s      Theory of Computing
however, students in the course-only option       website at tacoma.uw.edu/tech.                      5 credits
may take 10 credits of approved 400-level                                                             Covers computational models including
courses and students in the project or thesis                                                         finite automata, regular expressions, context-
                                                                                                      free grammars, pushdown automata, Turing
                                                                                                      machines and techniques for analyzing them.
                                                                                                      Basic computability theory and undecidability,
                                                                                                      computational complexity theory and NP-
                                                                                                      completeness.


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TCSS 543                                            TCSS 570                                            Faculty
Advanced Algorithms                                 Introduction to Parallel Computing
5 credits                                           5 credits / Prerequisite: TCSS 543
                                                                                                        Robert Friedman
Prepares students for analysis and use of           Covers parallel architectures, interconnection
advanced algorithms. Covers advanced                networks, and embeddings; fundamental               Director and Associate Professor
graph, number-theoretic (with applications to       communication operations; performance               Institute of Technology; Ph.D., City University
cryptography), online, approximation (with          and scalability metrics; parallel programming       of New York, 1993
performance guarantees) and probabilistic           paradigms, message-passing programming in
algorithms. Covers Turing machines and NP-          MPI, and shared-address-space programming           Yan Bai
completeness. Not available for elective credit.    in threads; parallel algorithms for sorting,
                                                                                                        Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology;
                                                    searching, matrix problems, graph problems,
TCSS 552                                                                                                Computer Engineering; Ph.D., University of
                                                    and dynamic load balancing.
Interaction Design                                                                                      British Columbia, 2003
5 credits                                           TCSS 581
                                                                                                        Orlando Baiocchi
Examines the design of interactive products         Cryptology
and services supporting human activity in a         5 credits / Prerequisite: TCSS 543                  Professor, Institute of Technology; Electrical
variety of settings. Focuses on user inquiry,       Covers simple ciphers, block and stream             Engineering; Ph.D., University College in
sketching, prototyping, brainstorming, and          ciphers, attacks, public-key ciphers, electronic    London, 1976
usability testing. Cultivates reflective practice   signature, cryptographic algorithms and real-       Senjuti Basu-Roy
within a human-centered design paradigm.            world examples.                                     Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology;
TCSS 555                                            TCSS 588                                            Computer Science; Ph.D., University of Texas
Data Mining                                         Bioinformatics                                      at Arlington, 2011
5 credits                                           5 credits / Prerequisite: TCSS 543                  Donald Chinn
Covers methods and systems for data mining          Covers methods and systems for the application
                                                                                                        Associate Professor, Institute of Technology;
and discovering knowledge from data; mining         of computer science to biology, medicine,
system architectures; concept learning; text and    genomics and proteomics, biological domain          Computer Science; Ph.D., University of
multimedia mining; decision trees; Bayesian         background, machine learning, statistical           Washington, 1995
and belief networks; neural networks; case-         learning, hidden markov models, case-               Sam Chung
based reasoning; cluster and multidimensional       based reasoning, neural networks, semantic          Associate Professor, Institute of Technology;
analysis; several application; tools to build new   approaches, evolutionary computing, stochastic      Computer Science; Ph.D., University of South
applications; knowledge discovery.                  grammars and linguistics and grid computing.        Florida, 1995
TCSS 558                                            TCSS 590                                            Larry A. Crum
Applied Distributed Computing                       Special Topics in CSS                               Professor Emeritus, Institute of Technology;
5 credits / Prerequisites: TCSS 445 and             5 credits (max. 15 credits)
                                                                                                        Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., Marquette
TCSS 372
                                                    Examines current graduate-level topics and issues   University, 1971
Covers techniques and concepts associated
                                                    associated with computer science and systems.
with constructing software that is distributed,                                                         George Mobus
                                                    Permission of instructor required.
reliable, efficient and extensible; programming                                                         Associate Professor, Institute of Technology;
multi-threaded applications, communication          TCSS 598                                            Computer Science; Ph.D., University of North
among objects on different computers, creating      Master’s Seminar in CSS                             Texas, 1994
a server accessed by multiple clients, using        5 credits
common object design patterns, locating and         Surveys the canonical literature pertinent to a     Moshe Rosenfeld
tailoring components and more. Not available        master of science in CSS. Readings in research      Professor Emeritus, Institute of Technology;
for elective credit.                                and applied computing are assigned to provide       Mathematics; Ph.D., Hebrew University of
                                                    grounding in master’s-level work. Weekly            Jerusalem, 1967
TCSS 559                                            discussions of topics taken from the readings.
Web Services                                        Not available for elective credit.                  Jie “Jenny” Sheng
5 credits / Prerequisite: TCSS 558                                                                      Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology;
Investigates a service-oriented computing           TCSS 600                                            Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., University of
paradigm for use with the Internet and web          Independent Study in CSS                            Alberta, 2002
services. Includes comparisons of distributed       1-10 credits, max. 10
computing paradigms, enterprise application         Examines current topics and issues associated       Josh Tenenberg
integration, service oriented architecture, web     with computer science and systems. Permission       Professor, Institute of Technology; Computer
services concepts, web services technologies,       of instructor required.                             Science; Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1988
service coordination protocols, service
compositions and service applications.              TCSS 700                                            Ankur Teredesai
                                                    Master’s Thesis in CSS                              Associate Professor, Institute of Technology;
TCSS 566                                            1-10 credits / Prerequisites: TCSS 543, 558         Computer Sciences; Ph.D., University at
Computer-Mediated Communications                    and 598                                             Buffalo, State University of New York, 2002
5 credits                                           Provides an opportunity to demonstrate
E xamines t he us es of computer and                comprehensive knowledge in CSS. Complete            Larry Wear
communication technologies, including               a research project led by a CSS graduate            Professor and Associate Director, Institute of
application implementations, for supporting         faculty adviser. Permission of instructor           Technology; Electrical Engineering; Ph.D.,
human-to-human communications in both               required.                                           Santa Clara University, 1970
personal and social contexts. Includes topics
from sociological and psychological aspects         TCSS 702                                            Daniel Zimmerman
needed to design effective systems. Involves        Design Project in CSS                               Assistant Professor, Institute of Technology;
development of a significant collaboration          1-10 credits, max. 10 credits /                     Computer Science; Ph.D., California Institute
application and research paper.                     Prerequisites: TCSS 543, 558 and 598                of Technology, 2002
                                                    Provides an opportunity to demonstrate
                                                    comprehensive knowledge in CSS. Develops
                                                    a significant design and implementation
                                                    project led by a CSS graduate faculty adviser.
                                                    Permission of instructor required.

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Education
Master of Education • Educational Administrator • Teacher Certification

Student learning is our primary goal; we       Following is a summary of the Education          CONTACT INFORMATION
prepare educators to meet the needs of         program’s degree requirements. Students are
all learners in our diverse communities.       encouraged to visit the Education Program          Phone: 253-692-4430
The Education Program is dedicated to          office for assistance in understanding the         Fax: 253-692-5612
discovering and teaching the best practices    various program requirements, obtaining
in instruction and school leadership. We       forms, or locating other services on campus.       Office: WCG 324
strive to be at the forefront in meeting the   Each student must meet with an adviser to          Campus box: 358435
educational needs of students in the South     develop a program plan that will lead to the
                                                                                                  Website: tacoma.uw.edu/education
Puget Sound region.                            completion of degree requirements.
                                               Students must:                                     Director
About the Degree Program                                                                          Kären Landenburger
                                               ■   Complete a minimum of 45 quarter
The master of education (M.Ed.) degree             credits for the M.Ed. degree. The
                                                                                                  Administrator
is organized under the umbrella of the             Education program offers several               Alison Navarrete
Education Program at UW Tacoma. Within             program options each varying in
that framework, we offer the following M.Ed.       length, focus and requirements. It is          Advisers
programs:                                          the student’s responsibility to complete       Lauren Hibbs
                                                   the required course work as stipulated         Carla Van Rossum
■    K-8 Teacher Certification with an             in the program option he/she is
     option for Special Education                  completing.                                    Certification Specialist
■    Secondary Teacher Certification in        ■   Complete a practicum sequence or
                                                                                                  Lauren Hibbs
     Science or Mathematics                        a project sequence if required by the
■    General Master of Education for               program option requirements.
     Practicing Educators                      .
■    Educational Administrator                 K-8 Teacher
Programs var y in length, focus and            Certification                                    master’s degree may be taken in the evening
requirements. Some are part-time and some                                                       and are conducive to a working teacher’s
                                               The master of education program with a           schedule.
are full-time. Upon acceptance, all students   focus on K-8 Teacher Education features an
are assigned an adviser to find the most       introduction to teaching in all areas of the     This program is based on the most current
reasonable and efficient means of reaching     elementary and middle school curriculum,         educational research and theory. Our goal is
their desired goal.                            preparation for non-curricular aspects of the    to ensure that our graduates have a positive
                                               teacher’s role, reflection on contemporary       impact on student learning. Upon successful
Degree Requirements                            issues in education and frequent supervision.    completion of all program requirements,
                                               Cooperating teachers and university faculty      students will earn a master of education
Each M.Ed. student must satisfy both           work together to provide students with a         degree and a Washington state residency
Graduate School and Education Program          program that ensures integration of course       teacher certificate.
minimum degree requirements. It is the         content with hands-on experience. Field
responsibility of each graduate student        placements begin on the first day of school in   Admission Requirements
to complete the required course work as        September, which usually follows Labor Day,
stipulated for each degree option.             allowing students to experience the beginning    Admission to the master of education program
                                               of the public school year.                       requires that applicants be simultaneously
Graduate School                                                                                 admitted to the UW Tacoma Education
The Graduate School’s minimum requirements     Students may choose to earn certification in     program and the UW Graduate School. To
for the master of education (M.Ed.) degree     K-8 elementary education or K-8 elementary       qualify for consideration, applicants must:
are summarized below. A complete list and      education and special education.
explanation of the requirements can be found                                                    ■ Have earned a bachelor’s degree from
                                               Admitted students progress as a cohort
on the following web page:                                                                        a regionally accredited university or
                                               community through four quarters (five
                                                                                                  college.
    www.grad.washington.edu/stsv/              quarters for those seeking special education)
    mastersinfo.htm.                           of full-time study beginning in summer
                                               quarter. Upon completion of all certification
The Graduate School supports all department    requirements, one may be recommended
requirements and will not authorize            to the state for a teaching certificate. The
graduation unless the department has           additional credits required to obtain the
indicated that the student has satisfied the
requirements.


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■ Have earned a cumulative grade point        K-8 Certificate and Degree                        Additional Degree Requirements
  average of at least 3.0 calculated from     Requirements                                      (15 credits required)
  the final 90 graded quarter credits or
  60 graded semester credits. Applicants      In addition to the state of Washington            ■ Complete the following courses:
  who do not meet this requirement may        certification requirements, all students must          TEDUC 502 Learning about Learning
  still be eligible for admission depending   complete the following course work:                    TEDUC 503 Educational
  on the quality of their complete                                                                             Measurement
                                                 TEDUC 463 Arts in the Schools
  application file.                                                                                  TEDUC 504 Understanding
                                                 TEDUC 483 Health Education and
                                                           Child Abuse Issues                                  Educational Research
■ Submit one official sealed transcript
                                                 TEDUC 501 Foundations of                       ■ Complete a project course sequence:
  from each collegiate institution                         Education: Policy, Ethics                 TEDUC 599 Culminating Project (3)
  attended.                                                and Philosophy                            TEDUC 599 Culminating Project (3)
■ Have completed courses in the subject          TEDUC 507 Portfolio
  areas listed in the chart below. All           TEDUC 510 Science Methods
  courses must be 100-level or above and         TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education              K-8 / Special Education Certificate
                                                 TEDUC 538 Classroom Assessment                 and Degree Requirements
  must have a grade of 2.0 or better.            TEDUC 541 Literacy Instruction for
■ Submit the program selection                             Diverse Students                     In addition to the state of Washington
  document.                                      TEDUC 548 Classroom Management                 certification requirements, all students must
                                                 TEDUC 549 Teaching Students with
■ Submit a personal goal statement.                                                             complete the following course work:
                                                           Special Needs
  For goal statement requirements                TEDUC 554 Language Arts                             TEDUC 463 Arts in the Schools
  and guidelines, please go to tacoma.           TEDUC 555 Literature and Content                    TEDUC 5XX Content Literacy
  washington.edu/education/prospective_                    Reading                                   TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education:
  students/wa_cert/k8/admission.cfm.             TEDUC 560 Math Methods I                                      Policy, Ethics, and Philosophy
                                                 TEDUC 561 Math Methods II                           TEDUC 502 Learning about Learning
■ Submit a résumé of professional                TEDUC 562 Social Studies Methods                    TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement
  experience, educational background             TEDUC 587 Field Experience I                        TEDUC 504 Understanding Educational
  and other relevant information                 TEDUC 588 Field Experience II                                 Research
  including volunteer experience.                TEDUC 589 Field Experience III                      TEDUC 507 Portfolio
                                                 TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar                        TEDUC 510 Science Methods
■ Submit two confidential, sealed letters                                                            TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education
  of recommendation from individuals          (The above courses represent four full-time            TEDSP 541 Literacy Instruction for
  who can speak to your commitment,           quarters of study beginning in summer                            Diverse Students
  academic ability and potential as a         quarter.)                                              TEDSP 544 Special Education Assessment
  teacher. (You must use the form on our                                                                       and Evaluation
  website.)
■ Have experienced a minimum of 40            K-8 CERTIFICATION PREREQUISITE COURSE REQUIREMENTS
  hours in a public school classroom
  within the last five years.                    Writing                       English composition
■ Submit scores for the Washington               Literature
  Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B).
  For more information, go to www.west.          Math                          Course(s) that cover the major concepts, procedures and
                                                                               reasoning processes of mathematics that define number
  nesinc.com.
                                                                               systems and number sense, geometry, measurement,
■ Be prepared for a March interview                                            probability and algebra (e.g., intermediate algebra).
  which will be conducted in a group             Life Science                  Course(s) in biology, botany, zoology, physical anthropology
  format. You should prepare as you                                            or physiology.
  would for a job interview. This means
  you should dress as you would for              Physical Science              Course(s) in astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics or
                                                                               oceanography.
  teaching. In addition to responses to
  interview questions, faculty will be           Science Lab                   Taken with either life or physical science.
  considering communication skills,
  professional behavior and your current
  perspective regarding teaching. This           U.S. History                  General survey course.
  is an opportunity for you to shine as
  a prospective member of the cohort             Geography                     Course(s) that cover spatial arrangement of people,
  and to demonstrate professional skills.                                      places, resources and environments on the Earth’s surface;
                                                                               knowledge and understanding of maps, charts and other
  Please consider this in your planning                                        geographic tools.
  and preparing for the interviews. The
  interview is required as part of the           Art                           Course(s) that cover art appreciation, history or applied courses
                                                                               in the visual or performing arts.
  admissions process.
                                                 Child, Adolescent or          Course(s) that cover the major concepts, principles, theories
                                                                               and research related to the development of children and
                                                 Lifespan Development
                                                                               young adolescents (e.g., child, adolescent or lifespan
                                                                               development).

                                                 Technology                    No proof of course work is required, but please see
                                                                               “Technology Skills Required” document at:
                                                                               tacoma.washington.edu/education/docs/technology-skills.pdf


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   TEDSP 546
   TEDSP 547
                Collaborative Consultation
                Special Education and the Law   Secondary                                         ■ Submit a résumé of professional
                                                                                                    experience, educational background
   TEDSP 548    Special Education Classroom

   TEDSP 550
                Management
                Special Education Principles
                                                Education                                           and other relevant information
                                                                                                    including volunteer experience.
                and Practices I                 The master of education program with a            ■ Submit two confidential, sealed letters
   TEDSP 551    Special Education Principles    focus on secondary education partners with          of recommendation from individuals
                and Practices II                local schools to prepare future teachers to         who can speak to your commitment,
   TEDUC 554    Language Arts                   help students in middle and high school             academic ability and potential as a
   TEDUC 560    Math Methods I                  gain knowledge and success in science or            teacher. (You must use the form on our
   TEDUC 561    Math Methods II
                                                mathematics. The preparation of secondary           website.)
   TEDSP 587    Field Experience I
   TEDUC 588    Field Experience II             teachers in science or mathematics education
                                                                                                  ■ Have experienced a minimum of 40
   TEDSP 589    Field Experience III            addresses among the most significant gaps in
                                                                                                    hours in a public school classroom
   TEDUC 590    Reflective Seminar              the teacher corps today.
                                                                                                    within the last five years. The classroom
(The above courses represent five full-time     It is a part-time or full-time program for          should closely match the subject and
quarters of study beginning in summer           those who hold a bachelor’s degree. With the        age level you wish to teach.
quarter.)                                       exception of the field experience component,      ■ Submit scores for the Washington
                                                the program is offered in the evening. It is a      Educator Skills Test-Basic (WEST-B).
Additional Degree Requirements                  56-credit program that begins in summer             For more information, go to www.west.
(18 credits required)                           quarter.                                            nesinc.com.
During year two of the Dual Track               This program is based on the most current         ■ Submit WEST-E scores (in content
Certification program, courses designed to      educational research and theory. Our goal is        area). For more information, go to
support new teachers in their first year of     to ensure that our graduates have a positive        www.west.nesinc.com
teaching (induction year) will be offered       impact on student learning. Upon successful
during late afternoons (4:15 p.m.). Mentoring   completion of all program requirements,           ■ Be prepared for a March interview
designed to coordinate with the university      students will earn a master of education degree     which will be conducted in a group
program also will be offered.                   and a Washington state residency certificate        format. You should prepare as you
                                                with an endorsement in science, earth and           would for a job interview. This means
Washington State Certification                  space science, biology or mathematics for           you should dress as you would for
                                                grades 5-12.                                        teaching. In addition to responses to
Upon successful completion of the Teacher                                                           interview questions, faculty will be
Certification program and a passing score on                                                        considering communication skills,
                                                Admission Requirements                              professional behavior and your current
the WEST-E exam for Elementary Education,
students will be recommended to the Office      Admission to the master of education program        perspective regarding teaching. This
of the Superintendent of Public Instruction     requires that applicants be simultaneously          is an opportunity for you to shine as
for a Residency Teacher Certificate with an     admitted to the UW Tacoma Education                 a prospective member of the cohort
endorsement in Elementary Education. For        program and the UW Graduate School. To              and to demonstrate professional skills.
those interested in an additional endorsement   qualify for consideration, applicants must:         Please consider this in your planning
in Special Education, a passing score on the                                                        and preparing for the interviews. The
WEST-E exam for Special Education is also       ■ Have earned a bachelor’s degree from              interview is required as part of the
required.                                         a regionally accredited university or             admissions process.
                                                  college.
Students may qualif y for additional
                                                ■ Have earned a cumulative grade point            Washington State Certification
endorsements based on a passing score on
the WEST-E for their endorsement area. For        average of at least 3.0 calculated from         Up on successf u l complet ion of t he
more information on the WEST-E exam, go           the final 90 graded quarter credits or          Secondary Education program, students
to www.west.nesinc.com.                           60 graded semester credits. Applicants          will be recommended to the Office of the
                                                  who do not meet this requirement may            Superintendent of Public Instruction for
                                                  still be eligible for admission depending       a residency teacher certificate with an
                                                  on the quality of their complete                endorsement in science, earth and space
                                                  application file.                               science, biology or mathematics for grades
                                                ■ Submit one official sealed transcript           5-12.
                                                  from each collegiate institution
                                                  attended.                                       Secondary Education Degree
                                                ■ See our website for science prerequisite        Requirements
                                                  courses and submit the prerequisite
                                                  worksheet with your application                 In addition to the state of Washington
                                                  materials (tacoma.uw.edu/education).            certification requirements, all students must
                                                                                                  complete the following course work:
                                                ■ Submit the program selection
                                                  document.                                          TEDSS 511 or TEDSM 517 Secondary
                                                                                                                 Science or Math Methods I
                                                ■ Submit a personal goal statement.                  TEDSS 512 or TEDSM 519 Science or Math
                                                  For goal statement requirements                                Methods II
                                                  and guidelines, please go to tacoma.               TEDUC 539 Principles of Secondary
                                                  washington.edu/education/prospective_                          Instruction and Assessment
                                                  students/wa_cert/secsci/admission.cfm.


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(The above three certification courses must be   Degree Requirements                                  ■ Practicum Pathway
taken in consecutive quarters.)
                                                 Students must complete a minimum of 45                   (For students in the Special Education
   TEDUC 501 Foundations of                      quarter credits. There are five required                 and Student Academic and Social
             Education: Policy, Ethics           program components:                                      Success study options.)
             and Philosophy                                                                               The Practicum Pathway is intended to
   TEDUC 520 Multicultural Education             1. The core courses provide the
                                                 background, perspectives and resources                   provide students the opportunity to
   TEDUC 523 Culture of Secondary Schools
                                                 necessary for in-depth work in an area of                integrate and apply theory and research
   TEDUC 524 Secondary Students with
             Disabilities                        specialization. They prepare individuals to              in working with at-risk students to an
   TEDUC 525 Child Abuse Seminar                 understand the basics of theory and research             educational setting.
   TEDUC 533 Classroom Management for            in education. All students are required to                Quarter #1
             Secondary Schools                   complete a total of 12 quarter credits as follows:        TEDUC/TEDSP 593
   TEDUC 535 Literacy Instruction for                                                                      Practicum Seminar I (3 cr.)
             Secondary Schools                       TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education:
   TEDUC 587 Field Experience I                                Policy, Ethics and Philosophy (3)           Quarter #2
   TEDUC 588 Field Experience II                     TEDUC 502 Learning about Learning (3)                 TEDUC/TEDSP 594
   TEDUC 590 Reflective Seminar                      TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement (3)                 Practicum Seminar II (3 cr.)
                                                     TEDUC 504 Understanding Educational
Additional Degree Requirements                                 Research (prerequisite:
                                                                                                      Admission Requirements
                                                               TEDUC 503) (3)
(15 credits required)
                                                 2. The study option provides focused                 Admission to the Master of Education
■ Complete the following courses:                study in one specialized area of education.          program requires that applicants be
   TEDUC 502 Learning about Learning             Students must select one study option below          simultaneously admitted to the UW Tacoma
   TEDUC 503 Educational                         and complete required courses.                       Education program and the UW Graduate
             Measurement                                                                              Admissions. To qualify for consideration,
   TEDUC 504 Understanding                       n   Curriculum and Instruction                       applicants must:
             Educational Research
                                                 n   Special Education                                ■ Have earned a bachelor’s degree from
■ Complete a project course sequence:
   TEDUC 599 Culminating Project (3)             n   Student Academic and Social Success                an accredited institution.
   TEDUC 599 Culminating Project (3)             n   Teaching English Language Learners               ■ Have a grade point average of 3.0
                                                     (TELL)                                             calculated from the final 90 graded
                                                                                                        quarter credits or 60 graded semester
                                                 3. The education electives provide an
Master of Education                              opportunity to explore areas of individual
                                                                                                        credits. Applicants who do not meet
                                                                                                        this requirement may still be eligible for
                                                 interest. Courses must be selected from
for Practicing                                   offerings within the Master of Education
                                                                                                        admission depending on the quality of
                                                                                                        their complete application file.
                                                 program and in consultation with an adviser.
Educators                                        4. Students must complete a minimum of
                                                                                                      ■ Submit one official sealed transcript
                                                                                                        from each collegiate institution
This degree program is designed to build         three quarter credits (maximum 10 credits)
                                                                                                        attended.
upon the skills, knowledgeand commitment         of non-education electives outside of the
                                                 Master of Education program in consultation          ■ Submit a personal goal statement.
of practicing educators. The focus is on K-12
                                                 with an adviser.                                       For goal statement requirements
teachers and their continuing professional
                                                                                                        and guidelines, please go to tacoma.
development. Underlying is a vision of the       5. Each student will participate in a
                                                                                                        washington.edu/education/prospective_
teacher as one who is broadly educated and       Culminating Experience. This component
                                                                                                        students/med_educators/genmed/
continuing to learn, skilled and committed to    of the program allows students to gain
                                                                                                        admission.cfm.
the craft of teaching and entrusted to nurture   more applied knowledge of the field, and
the greatest human potential in every learner.   synthesize prior learning. There are two             ■ Personal data form.
The program is designed as a part-time           pathways for this experience as outlined below:      ■ Submit two confidential, sealed letters of
program of study. Generally, the core and        Project Pathway and Practicum Pathway.                 recommendation. (You must use the form
study-option courses are completed in the        ■ Project Pathway                                      on our website.)
first year; students complete their elective                                                          ■ Submit a teaching certificate or have
courses and culminating experience the               (For students in the Curriculum and
                                                     Instruction and Teaching English                   equivalent teaching experience.
second year. This program allows students to
embed endorsements into degree programs,             Language Leaners study options.)
                                                                                                      Application Procedures
should they desire to. To meet the needs             The Project Pathway will provide the
of students who are employed during the              student with an opportunity to engage in         Applicants must apply online to the UW
weekday, courses follow an evening schedule,         systematic, reflective inquiry within the        Graduate School and also submit required
though some courses may be offered on                context of the current educational setting       documents to the UW Tacoma Education
Saturdays. For current information visit us          and broader contemporary issues.                 program. The application checklist is a helpful
online at www.tacoma.uw.edu/education.                                                                document to ensure that all items are
                                                     Quarter #1
                                                                                                      complete. No action can be taken until all
                                                     TEDUC 599 - Culminating Project (3 cr.)
                                                                                                      materials are received.
                                                     Quarter #2
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Educational                                       ■ Submit a valid teaching or Educational
                                                    Staff Association certificate.
                                                                                                  Course Descriptions
                                                                                                  For the most current course information,
Administrator                                     ■ Submit Prerequisite Experience Form.          please consult the Education program
                                                  ■ Participate in a personal interview (by       website: tacoma.uw.edu/education.
The program is a full-time course of study
                                                    invitation only).
for potential school leaders. Admitted
students progress as a cohort community                                                           Educational Administrator
                                                  Educational Administrator
through four quarters of full-time study and
internship beginning in summer quarter.           Certificate Requirements                        TEDADM 570
                                                                                                  Curriculum and Instruction
Upon successful completion of all certificate     In addition to the state of Washington          4 credits
requirements, students will earn a residency      Residency Principal or Program                  Fo c u s e s o n c u r r i c u l u m : k n ow l e d g e
principal or program administrator certificate.   Administrator Certificate requirements, all     and strategies for selecting new and /or
                                                  students must complete the following course     implementing current district academic
Leadership, management and instruction
                                                  work:                                           programs, and instruction: envisioning and
are three distinct components that are                                                            enabling instructional and auxiliary programs
emphasized in each of the four quarters.            TEDADM 570 Curriculum and Instruction         for improvement of teaching and learning.
Course work is taught in synchrony with             TEDADM 571 Introduction to Leadership
the school’s administrative calendar. The           TEDADM 572 School Law for Educational         TEDADM 571
curriculum is grounded in best practice as                     Administrators                     Introduction to Leadership
determined by theory and research.                  TEDADM 573 Supervision of Instruction         2 credits
                                                    TEDADM 574 Issues in Educational              Begins the academic, exploratory, and
                                                               Leadership                         experiential process of leadership in educational
Admission Requirements                              TEDADM 575 Leadership in a Changing           settings. Introduces students to the key
                                                               Society                            components of leadership in academic settings
Admission to the master of education                TEDADM 576 School Wide Assessment             and begins the process of cohort formation
program requires that applicants be                 TEDADM 577 School Finance and                 that establishes the learning environment for
simultaneously admitted to UW Tacoma                           Educational Policy                 the program.
Education program and the UW Graduate               TEDADM 578 Group Leadership in
School. To qualify for consideration,                          Educational Administration         TEDADM 572
                                                    TEDADM 579 Human Resources                    School Law for Educational
applicants must:                                                                                  Administrator
                                                    TEDADM 580 Reflective Seminar
■ Have earned a bachelor’s degree from              TEDADM 581 Internship                         3 credits
                                                                                                  Explores Federal and State law that principals
  an accredited institution.
                                                  Additional requirements for those not holding   and district administrators are responsible
■ Have a grade point average of 3.0               a master’s degree (12 credits required):        to know and administer, including special
  calculated from the final 90 graded                                                             education.
                                                     TEDUC 501 Foundations of Education:
  quarter credits or 60 graded semester                        Policy, Ethics and Philosophy      TEDADM 573
  credits. Applicants who do not meet                TEDUC 502 Learning About Learning            Supervision of Instruction
  this requirement may still be eligible for         TEDUC 503 Educational Measurement            3 credits
  admission depending on the quality of              TEDUC 504 Understanding Educational          Advances the knowledge of curriculum
  their complete application file.                             Research                           and instruction models into the domain of
                                                                                                  supervision of individuals and groups of staff
■ Submit one official sealed transcript
                                                                                                  in instruction. Assists staff in designing and
  from each collegiate institution                                                                implementing professional self-improvement
  attended.                                                                                       goals.
■ Submit a personal goal statement of
                                                                                                  TEDADM 574
  approximately two pages describing                                                              Issues in Educational Leadership
  how graduate study will enhance your                                                            3 credits
  professional growth. The goal statement                                                         Focuses on contemporary issues confronting
  is an important part of the                                                                     school building or district educational leaders,
  application because it allows you to                                                            such as educating increasing numbers of
  share a part of yourself that we typically                                                      students who are at-risk, advancing social
  would not see in your GPA.                                                                      justice in the schools, ensuring safe and orderly
                                                                                                  school environments, crisis management, and
■ Submit a résumé of professional                                                                 conflict resolution. Content partially defined by
  experience, educational background and                                                          current challenges in the student’s internship
  other relevant information including                                                            experiences.
  volunteer experience.
                                                                                                  TEDADM 575
■ Submit the Internship Agreement form.                                                           Leadership in a Changing Society
                                                                                                  3 credits
■ Submit three confidential sealed letters
                                                                                                  Addresses the issue of how one in a position of
  of recommendation, one of which must                                                            educational leadership understands and copes
  come from the sponsoring principal/                                                             with changes in cultures, and socio-political
  administrator. (You must use the form                                                           environments as they impact schools.
  on our website.)




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TEDADM 576                                           T EDSP 539                                           T EDSP 546
School-Wide Assessment                               Introduction to Exceptionalities                     Collaborative Consultation
3 credits                                            3 credits                                            3 credits
Surveys breadth of assessment issues in school       Provides an overview of all disabling conditions     Focuses on the need for collaboration between
administration, including the role of assessment     including low and high incidence disabilities.       general and special educators brought on by
in the reform movement and school-wide               Examines the nature of various disabilities,         current changes in both instructional delivery
improvement initiatives, classroom based             program implications, and the continuum of           systems for students with disabilities, and
assessment, the importance of accurate and           delivery options available to special education      in the law. Overview of the knowledge and
timely data collection, interpretation and           students.                                            skills necessary to become a full participant in
communication about assessment in the school                                                              school-based collaboration model.
community, and reducing achievement gaps in          T EDSP 541
diverse populations.                                 Reading Methods and Interventions                    T EDSP 547
                                                     3 credits                                            Special Education and the Law
TEDADM 577                                           Utilizes theory, research and validated methods      3 credits
School Finance and Educational Policy                for designing literacy instruction. Focuses          Examines the complex set of laws, regulations,
3 credits                                            on effective teaching for beginning and              and court cases have built up in recent years
Addresses issues of school finance from              struggling readers. Includes instructional           that govern the education of students with
national, regional, and local perspectives.          design, assessment and monitoring progress           disabilities. Comprehensive introduction to the
Develops with district and school budgeting,         with additional attention to reading in special      legal issues in special education, approached
fund raising, levies, ASB and athletic funding       education contexts.                                  through the larger context of education law.
issues, as well as legislative relations.
                                                     T EDSP 542                                           T EDSP 548
TEDADM 578                                           Structuring the Classroom for Success                Special Education Classroom
Group Leadership in Educational                      3 credits                                            Management
Administration                                       Focuses on how to create a well-managed              3 credits
3 credits                                            classroom and school environment that                Prepares special education teachers with skills
Focuses on the topics of group dynamics,             supports students’ personal growth and               in research-based problem prevention and
group facilitation, meeting design, oral             promotes academic success. For teachers of           problem-solving strategies that will enable
communications, and the art of persuasion.           at-risk/mainstreamed students Addresses              them to promote academic success for students
Topics include group leadership strategies           alternative delivery systems and strategies for      with special needs. Addresses theoretical
and skills necessary to lead organizational          meeting individual needs.                            implications and applications of evidence-
change efforts, to effectively elicit and manage                                                          based behavior management strategies.
creativity and diversity, and to manage conflict.    T EDSP 543
                                                     Math Methods and Interventions                       T EDSP 550
TEDADM 579                                           3 credits                                            Special Education Principles
Human Resources                                      Utilizes theory, research and validated methods      and Practices I
4 credits                                            for designing effective mathematics instruction      3 credits
Addresses critical role of management of             for academic interventions and support               Provides in-depth exploration of disabling
human resources that is key to effective             for students struggling in mathematics.              conditions with emphasis on the etiology of
educational administration. Topics include           Includes instructional design, assessment and        high incidence disabilities. Covers theoretical,
hiring, mentorship, collective bargaining,           monitoring progress with additional attention        conceptual and empirical bases to meet
strategic staff planning, communication              to math learning in special education contexts.      the needs of diverse students. Addresses
patterns, justice issues, and evaluation of staff.                                                        legislation including the IDEiA, Section 504
                                                     T EDSP 544                                           of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, and the
TEDADM 580                                           Special Education                                    Washington Administrative Code: Special
Reflective Seminar for Administrators                Assessment and Evaluation                            Education Rules and Regulations.
1-3 credits, max. 3                                  3 credits
All interns meet and reflect on field experience,    Explores the main purposes for educational           T EDSP 551
providing insight and support for one another        assessment of students with disabilities including   Special Education Principles
as well as referring to evidence based best          the social, legal, and ethical considerations        and Practices II
practices discovered through the literature.         involved in educational assessments. Addresses       3 credits
                                                     the roles and responsibilities of each member        Provides the knowledge and skills to design
TEDADM 581                                           of the assessment team. Discusses various            research-based program options for students
Internship for Administrators                        measurements including standardized tests,           with disabilities and to evaluate the efficacy of a
2-4 credits, max. 14                                 norm criterion, referenced, and curriculum-          continuum of service delivery options. Includes
Field-based practicum that focuses on the            based assessment.                                    issues unique to special educators such as
application of theoretical and research                                                                   development and implementation of individual
knowledge in instruction, management, and            T EDSP 545                                           education and transition plans, scheduling, and
leadership.                                          Introduction to Emotional Behavioral                 working with paraprofessionals.
                                                     Disabilities
                                                     3 credits                                            T EDSP 587
                                                     Examines the theories relative to teaching           Special Education Field Experience and
Special Education                                    children and youth with emotional behavioral         Reflective Seminar I
                                                     disorders. Discusses factors such as family,         1-5 credits, max. 5
T EDSP 520                                           biological, school, and other environmental          Observation and evaluation of research-
Multicultural Issues in Special                      influences. Addresses classroom strategies           based practices in assigned public school
Education                                            based on student assessment and evaluation,          classrooms under university supervision with
3 credits                                            including functional behavior assessment and         accompanying guided inquiry into the nature
Provides an analysis of multicultural and            positive behavior intervention plans.                and social context of teaching and learning.
bilingual perspectives in education with                                                                  Reflective seminar component draws heavily
an emphasis on issues relevant to special                                                                 upon observations and experiences from site
education. Addresses issues and trends                                                                    placements.
affecting the education of diverse students
in special education. Emphasized research
based practices for serving culturally and
linguistically diverse students.

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T EDSP 588                                        General courses                                     T EDUC 501
Special Education Field Experience and                                                                Foundations of Education: Policy,
Reflective Seminar II                             T EDUC 463                                          Ethics and Philosophy
1-5 credits, max. 5 / Prerequisite: T EDSP        Arts in the Schools                                 3 credits
587                                               3 credits                                           Provides in-depth examination of current
Observation and participation practicum           This course will explore the domain of the arts,    issues in public schools focusing on the life and
in assigned public school classrooms under        particularly music, drawing, painting, and          decisions of professional education practice
university supervision with accompanying          three dimensional expressions such as pottery,      in classrooms, schools, and communities.
guided inquiry into the nature and social         sculpture and architecture, to find means of        Describes K-12 schools governance at all levels,
context of teaching and learning. Reflective      better integrating arts and arts instruction into   ethical decision making in the system, and
seminar integrates evidence-based practices       the school curriculum.                              philosophical issues including the purpose of
with experiences from site placements.                                                                schools in contemporary society.
                                                  T EDUC 471
T EDSP 589                                        Diversity and Equity in Schools and                 T EDUC 502
Special Education Field Experience and            Curriculum                                          Learning About Learning
Reflective Seminar III                            3 credits                                           3 credits
1-12 credits, max. 12 / Prerequisite: T           Examines the instructional methods and              Explores three contemporary theories of
EDSP 588                                          multicultural understandings necessary to           learning: cognitive science, constructivism, and
Culminating classroom internship in assigned      address the learning needs of a diverse student     social constructivism. Analyzes and critiques
public school classrooms under university         population in a globalized society.                 each theory as it applies to classroom teaching.
supervision with accompanying guided                                                                  Focuses on the psychological and socio-
inquiry into the nature and social context of     T EDUC 482                                          psychological contexts within which students
teaching and learning. Experiences in the site    School and Society                                  conduct the educational process.
placements focus on synthesis of planning,        3 credits
management, teaching and assessment of the        Introduces contemporary issues in schools           T EDUC 503
learning environment.                             and their historical genesis starting with          Educational Measurement
                                                  the successes and challenges in classrooms,         3 credits
T EDSP 590                                        schools, and communities today, tracing their       Introduces elements of measurement essential
Special Education Reflective Seminar              roots back in time. Provides an overview            to good teaching. Emphasizes critical thinking
1-3 credits, max. 3                               for those considering becoming teachers or          about assessment instruments, evaluation of
Provides guided inquiry into the nature and       wishing to become more informed citizens.           assessment instruments, innovative curricula,
social context of teaching and learning in the                                                        and other instructional materials. Focuses on
special education classroom, as contrasted        T EDUC 483                                          initial knowledge and skills in the evaluation
with the more pragmatic content of other          Health Education and Child Abuse                    of published research (e.g., qualitative,
components of the Teacher Certification           3 credits                                           quantitative, action, program evaluation),
Program.                                          Theoretical and practical foundation for            that is more fully developed in TEDUC 504.
                                                  designing and integrating health instruction
T EDSP 591                                        into the K-8 curriculum using a holistic            T EDUC 504
Special Topics in Education                       approach that involves mental, physical,            Understanding Educational Research
1-9 credits, max. 9                               and affective domains. Crucial background           3 credits / Prerequisite: T EDUC 503
Graduate course offerings that respond to         information about educators’ responsibilities       Introduction to research in the behavioral and
faculty and students’ needs and interests.        regarding detection and reporting of child          social sciences relevant to study of education.
Topics will vary. Offered jointly with T EDUC     abuse and neglect under Washington State law.       Emphasizes the evaluation of research literature
591.                                                                                                  and the applicability of research findings.
                                                  T EDUC 490
T EDSP 593                                        Service Learning Practicum in                       T EDUC 510
Practicum Seminar I                               Education                                           Science Methods: K-8
3 credits                                         3 credits                                           3 credits
The goal of the practicum seminars is the         Ser vice-learning approach introduces               Examines how students learn science and
improvement of educational practice. The          undergraduate students to the profession            explores research-based models of science
seminars will provide students with the           of teaching. Examines experiences and               instruction and assessment. Students design,
background, knowledge, and opportunity to         responsibilities in teaching/learning through       implement, and evaluate instructional
explore research-based practices with students    directed K-8 classroom observations, and            strategies that facilitate students’ learning of
in classrooms. Students will normally take six    university instruction, using individual/           the scientific process.
credits of practicum seminars. Offered jointly    group reflection. Required for completing IAS
with T EDUC 593.                                  Education Minor. Meets 40 hours of experience,      T EDUC 513
                                                  prerequisite for entry into UW Tacoma Teacher       Current Issues for Teachers of Science
T EDSP 594                                        Certification Program. Credit/no credit only.       3 credits
Special Education Seminar II:                                                                         Explores current science education reform
Collaboration in the Education                    T EDUC 495                                          issues for practicing K-12 teachers. Focuses
Community                                         Environmental Education                             on current science education research, models
3 credits                                         3 credits                                           of curriculum design, selecting and adopting
Explores several avenues to successful            Examines developments in environmental              science curricula, assessing student learning,
collaborative problem-solving approaches to       education from practical, curricular, and           evaluating science curricula, and opportunities
meeting the needs of students with disabilities   philosophical perspectives. Focuses on              for professional development.
who are receiving their instruction in the        integrating environmental education with
general-education classroom.                      any K-12 science curriculum. Examines
                                                  current programs and curricula and considers
                                                  the role of formal education in generating
                                                  environmental awareness and stewardship.




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T EDUC 514                                          T EDUC 523                                         T EDUC 531
Teaching the Science of Flight and                  Culture of Secondary Schools                       Curricular Uses of Children’s and
Space Travel                                        3 credits                                          Young Adult Literature
3 credits                                           Systematic, research-based analysis of current     3 credits
Explores instructional strategies that facilitate   practices in secondary schools, with particular    Examines the issues and strategies in using
students’ learning of science in relation to the    emphasis on the roles and contextual influences    children’s and young adult literature across
Washington Science Standards. Investigates          of students, staff, parents and communities, and   the curriculum in K-12 classrooms. Analyzes
physical concepts in order to transition from       their influence on student achievement.            the variety of trade books currently available.
flying in air to flying in space. Explores the                                                         Discusses the theory and techniques for
basics of rocket design, creating moon colonies,    T EDUC 524                                         creating a literature-based program.
and Mars missions.                                  Secondary Students with Disabilities
                                                    3 credits                                          T EDUC 532
T EDUC 516                                          Covers the theoretical, conceptual, and            Interdisciplinary Design and
Teaching Science as Inquiry                         empirical bases for pre-service secondary          Instruction
3 credits                                           teachers to meet the needs of students with        3 credits
Enhances teachers’ pedagogical knowledge            disabilities. Emphasizes the translation of        Examines pedagogical issues encountered by
and skills in science with a hands-on methods       research into practice.                            elementary, junior, and high school teachers
course for practicing K-12 teachers. Explores                                                          who plan to develop interdisciplinar y
models of inquiry and instructional strategies      T EDUC 525                                         instruction.
that facilitate students’ learning of scientific.   Child Abuse in Schools:
Addresses the Washington State Essential            Legal and Ethical Issues                           T EDUC 533
Academic Learning Requirements.                     1 credit                                           Classroom Management in Secondary
                                                    Provides knowledge of the Washington               Schools
T EDUC 518                                          Administrative Code on mandatory reporting;        3 credits
Teaching Science Using Technology                   advice on preventative and appropriate teacher     Explores research-based strategies that
3 credits / Prerequisite: T EDUC 510, 511,          behaviors. Examines the case law and research      enable pre-service secondary teachers to
or 512 or permission of instructor                  on children and adolescents and the impact         establish effective management systems and
Hands-on introduction to technological              on school functioning. Credit/no credit only.      promote academic success for all students.
resources for science instruction. Covers new                                                          Emphasizes strategies for creating a positive
technology and evaluating how technology is         T EDUC 528                                         school environment, including preventing
used in classroom instruction. Emphasis on          Advanced Social Studies Methods I:                 and responding to problem behavior, and
curriculum development using technology as          Civics, Economics, Geography and                   improving student motivation for learning.
a primary means of instruction. Addresses the       History
Washington State Essential Academic Learning        3 credits                                          T EDUC 534
Requirements.                                       Analyzes current social education reform           Process Writing Across The Curriculum
                                                    issues for practicing K-12 teachers. Focuses       3 credits
T EDUC 520                                          on current social studies education research,      Examines research and theories on writing
Multicultural Education                             models of curriculum design, selecting and         development in school children, examine the
3 credits                                           adopting social studies curricula, evaluation      relationships among reading, writing and
Explores major theoretical, political,              social sties curricula, and opportunities for      content knowledge acquisition, and experiment
and pedagogical issues in multicultural             professional development. Addresses the            with writing methods for classroom teachers.
education. Studies institutional and cultural       Washington State Essential Academic Learning
discrimination such as race, ethnicity, class,      Requirements.                                      T EDUC 535
sexuality, gender, disability, and language.                                                           Literacy in Secondary Schools
Examines the relationship between schooling         T EDUC 529                                         3 credits
and the reproduction of stratification and          Advanced Social Studies Methods II:                Provides research base for teaching language
discrimination, as well as examines curricular      Skills and Disposition                             arts to diverse secondary students including
and pedagogical approaches to address these         3 credits                                          English language learners and students with
variables.                                          Analyzes current social education reform           disabilities. Integrates writing with literature
                                                    issues for practicing K-12 teachers. Focuses       across content areas. Addresses evaluation and
T EDUC 521                                          on current social studies education research,      modification of curricular materials. Teaches
Education and Inequity                              models of instructional strategies, selecting      methods of evaluating student progress.
3 credits                                           and implementing social studies instructional
Builds upon the theoretical principles in           strategies, evaluating the effectiveness of        T EDUC 536
TEDUC 520. Examines in more depth                   the strategies (e.g., student performance on       Classroom Assessment:
the dimensions through which power and              classroom assessments), and opportunities for      Literacy and Numeracy
oppression operate in American education,           professional development.                          3 credits
such as, race, ethnicity, language background,                                                         Focuses on how to analyze current curricula and
religion, sexuality, disability, and gender.        T EDUC 530                                         instructional strategies in literacy and numeracy
Develops theoretical and professional               Curriculum Inquiry                                 and how to design effective assessment tools
knowledge to deepen analytical framework in         3 credits                                          which assess students’ achievement in reading,
classroom practice.                                 Examines reading, writing, and thinking as         writing and mathematics.
                                                    it occurs in various specific and integrated
T EDUC 522                                          content areas of the school curriculum in          T EDUC 537
Instructional Issues in Multicultural               grades K-12. Focuses on the ideas and strategies   Classroom Assessment:
Classrooms                                          needed to enhance instructional effectiveness      Content Area Assessment
3 credits                                           across the curriculum.                             3 credits
Explores culturally sensitive, inclusive                                                               Examines the curricular standards and
pedagogical techniques; assessments of racial,                                                         methods of inquiry in science, social studies,
ethnic, gender, and class attitudes; insight                                                           health, and arts. Emphasizes how to develop
into ethical and political issues in education                                                         curriculum, instruction, and assessment
and multiculturalism; and skills in creating or                                                        alignment in classrooms.
gaining access to appropriate curricular and
classroom resources.



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T EDUC 538                                                       T EDUC 548                                          T EDUC 555
Classroom Assessment: Critical Issues                            Classroom Management                                Literature and Content Reading
3 credits                                                        3 credits                                           3 credits
Examines critical perspectives on contemporary                   Examines research-based strategies that enable      Prepares prospective teachers to analyze
classroom and student assessment processes by                    pre-service teachers to establish effective         and acquire research-based pedagogy in
drawing on history, sociology, critical theory,                  management systems and promote academic             reading instruction and informational texts.
and other academic traditions.                                   success for all students. Emphasizes strategies     Prospective teachers will develop instructional
                                                                 for creating a positive school environment,         designs to implement research findings in K-8
T EDUC 539                                                       including preventing and responding to              classrooms.
Principles of Teaching in                                        problem behavior, and improving student
Secondary Schools                                                motivation for learning.                            T EDUC 560
3 credits                                                                                                            Mathematics Methods I
Provides an orientation to curriculum,                           T EDUC 549                                          3 credits
i n s t r u c t i o n , a s s e s s m e nt , c l a s s r o o m   Teaching Students with Special Needs                Provides the theoretical and empirical
environment, social, and other issues for                        3 credits                                           foundation for effective mathematics
adolescents and young adults in grades 5-12.                     Covers the theoretical, conceptual, and             instruction. Includes issues in mathematics
Readings, activities, and assignments are                        empirical bases for pre-service teachers to         instruction, analysis and modification of
designed to develop foundational knowledge                       meet the needs of a diverse student population      instructional materials and the design of
in issues in secondary teaching and to develop                   including students with disabilities, and highly    generalizable problem-solving strategies.
teacher candidates’ consciousness as a teacher.                  capable students. Emphasizes the translation        Includes methods for monitoring student
                                                                 of research into practice.                          progress and adjusting instruction to
T EDUC 540                                                                                                           meet individual student needs. Addresses
Systems of Prevention and Strategic                              T EDUC 550                                          instructional content in grades K-4.
Supports Seminar                                                 Preassessment Seminar
3 credits                                                        3 credits                                           T EDUC 561
Emphasizes the role teachers play in the                         Provides students the knowledge and skills          Mathematics Methods II
academic, social, emotional and behavioral                       needed to demonstrate successfully the              3 credits / Prerequisite TEDUC 560
development of students. Focuses on best                         standards and criteria required for the             Provides the theoretical and empirical
practices in sustainable systems change through                  individualized Personal Growth Plan (PGP),          foundation for effective mathematics
collaborative problem solving. Includes critical                 identifying professional strengths and growth       instruction. Includes issues in mathematics
components of multi-tiered supports and                          areas for focus during the certification process.   instruction, analysis and modification of
proactive data-based decision making.                            Credit/no credit only.                              instructional materials and the design of
                                                                                                                     generalizable problem-solving strategies.
T EDUC 541                                                       T EDUC 552                                          Includes methods for monitoring student
Reading Methods and Interventions                                Professional Certificate Culminating                progress and adjusting instruction to
3 credits                                                        Seminar                                             meet individual student needs. Addresses
Utilizes theory, research and validated methods                  2 credits                                           instructional content in grades 5-8.
for designing literacy instruction. Focuses                      Provides the knowledge and skills needed to
on effective teaching for beginning and                          demonstrate successfully the standards and          T EDUC 562
struggling readers. Includes instructional                       criteria required for the individualized Personal   Social Studies Methods
design, assessment and monitoring progress                       Growth Plan (PGP). Identifies professional          3 credits
with additional attention to reading in special                  strengths and growth areas on which the             Prepares prospective teachers to teach civics,
education contexts.                                              student will focus during the certification         economics, geography, and history as well as
                                                                 process. Credit/no credit only.                     the skills required for and promote dispositions
T EDUC 542                                                                                                           that support full democratic citizenship.
Structuring the Classroom for Success                            T EDUC 553
3 credits                                                        Social Contexts of Adolescence:                     T EDUC 563
For teachers of at-risk/mainstreamed students.                   Perspectives on Culturally Diverse                  Cultural and Linguistic Contexts for
Focuses on how a well-managed classroom                          Youth                                               Instructing English Language Learners
and school environment supports students’                        3 credits                                           3 credits
personal growth and promotes academic                            Explores how the social construction of             Examines research on the social contexts of
success. Examines alternative delivery systems                   adolescence affects young people and their          learning and teaching English as a second
and strategies for meeting individual needs.                     schooling, the relationship of the problems         language. Analyzes multidisciplinary studies on
                                                                 of adolescence to the construction of “at-          culture in applied linguistics, sociolinguistics,
T EDUC 543                                                       risk”students, and interventions available          and language policy. Understands how
Math Methods and Interventions                                   to educators to provide adolescents with            educational environments impact second
3 credits                                                        successful transitions through this period.         language learners’ attitude and identities as well
Utilizes theory, research and validated methods                                                                      as teachers’ instructional approaches.
for designing effective mathematics instruction                  T EDUC 554
for academic interventions and support                           Language Arts                                       T EDUC 564
for students struggling in mathematics.                          3 credits                                           Methods and Curricula in Literacy
Includes instructional design, assessment and                    Provides an evidence base for teaching              Instruction for English Language
monitoring progress with additional attention                    language arts to diverse K-8 students including     Learners
to math learning in special education contexts.                  English language learners and students with         3 credits
                                                                 disabilities. Focuses on research based writing     Focuses on research findings related to oral
T EDUC 547                                                       instruction. Includes instruction in listening      language, literacy, and academic achievement
School Law                                                       and oral language. Addresses evaluation and         for English language learners in the United
3 credits                                                        modification of curricular materials and            States. Examines the theoretical underpinnings
A broad introduction to the laws, regulations,                   progress monitoring methods.                        and research-based principles of various
and court decisions that directly affect the                                                                         methods and curricula of second language
actions and decisions made by teachers and                                                                           teaching. Emphasizes effective curricula and
administrators, with a special emphasis on the                                                                       instructional strategies.
education of students with disabilities.




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T EDUC 565                                         T EDUC 591                                           Faculty
Research and Methods in Mathematics                Special Topics in Education
and Science Instruction for English                1-9 credits, max. 9
                                                                                                        Kären Landenburger
Language Learners                                  Graduate course offerings that respond to
3 credits                                          faculty and students’ needs and interests.           Director
Examines mathematics and science instruction       Topics will vary. Offered jointly with T EDSP        Professor; RN; Ph.D., University of
for English learners by drawing upon theories      591.                                                 Washington, 1987
and research findings in mathematics/science
education, bilingual education, second language    T EDUC 592
                                                   Independent Study                                    Julia Aguirre
acquisition, and multicultural education.
                                                   1-9 credits, max. 9                                  Assistant Professor, Education; Ph.D.,
Examines, critiques, and develops effective
                                                   Faculty-supervised independent study or              University of California Berkeley, 2002
instructional practices (e.g., curriculum,
instruction, and assessment) that promote          readings in areas of education of special interest
                                                                                                        Kathleen M. Beaudoin
K-12 student advancement in mathematics            or need to the student. Topics vary.
                                                                                                        Associate Professor, Education; Special
and science.                                                                                            Education; Ph.D., University of British
                                                   T EDUC 593
T EDUC 569                                         Practicum Seminar I                                  Columbia, 1999
Testing and Evaluation for English                 3 credits
                                                   The goal of the practicum seminars is the            Gregory J. Benner
Language Learners                                                                                       Professor, Education; Special Education/
3 credits                                          improvement of educational practice. The
                                                   seminars will provide students with the              Emotional and Behavioral Disorders; Ph.D.,
Focuses on the research on language
                                                   background, knowledge, and opportunity to            University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003
assessment. Examines the debates about the
socially situated nature of language and the       explore research-based practices with students       Laura Feuerborn
skill-based individualistic focus in current       in classrooms. Students will normally take six       Assistant Professor, Education; Special
conceptualizations of language proficiency.        credits of practicum seminars. Offered jointly
                                                                                                        Education; Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2004
Studies how to evaluate various aspects of         with T EDSP 593.
language and academic performance of English                                                            Diane B. Kinder
                                                   T EDUC 594
learners in K-12 classrooms.                                                                            Professor, Education; Elementary Education;
                                                   Practicum Seminar II
                                                                                                        Ph.D., University of Oregon, 1987
T EDUC 587                                         3 credits
Field Experience I                                 This is the second of two practicum seminars         Rich Knuth
1-12 credits, max. 12                              designed to improve professional practice            Associate Professor, Education; University of
Observation and participation in practicum         normally taken after T EDUC 593.                     Washington, 1983
in assigned public school classrooms under
                                                   T EDUC 599                                           Belinda Y. Louie
university supervision. Includes seminars that
                                                   Culminating Project                                  Professor, Education; Reading, Language Arts;
provide guided inquiry into the nature and
                                                   1-13 credits, max. 13                                Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991
social context of teaching and learning, drawing
                                                   Final project designed in collaboration with
heavily from observations and experiences
                                                   faculty as an application of the program’s theory    Ginger L. MacDonald
in the site placements. Prerequisite: site
                                                   and research.                                        Professor, Education; Counseling/Psychology;
placement.
                                                                                                        Ph.D., University of Washington, 1990
T EDUC 588
Field Experience II                                                                                     José M. Rios
1-12 credits, max. 12 / Prerequisite:                                                                   Associate Professor, Education; Science
TEDUC 587                                                                                               Education/Zoology; Ph.D., University of
Practicum in public school classrooms                                                                   Wisconsin, 1995
under university supervision. Includes group                                                            Marcy L. Stein
instruction to demonstrate specific skills and
                                                                                                        Professor, Education; Special Education/
understanding. Provides guided inquiry into
                                                                                                        Learning Disabilities; Ph.D., University of
the nature and social context of teaching and
learning, drawn heavily from observations and                                                           Washington, 1988
experiences in the interns’ site placements.                                                            Matthew Weinstein
T EDUC 589                                                                                              Professor, Education; Secondary Science
Field Experience III                                                                                    Education; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin -
1-12 credits, max. 12 / Prerequisite:                                                                   Madison, 1995
TEDUC 588
Full-time teaching practicum in assigned public
school classrooms. Includes seminar that
provides guided inquiry into the nature and
social context of teaching and learning, drawn
heavily from observations and experiences in
the interns’ site placements.
T EDUC 590
Elementary Education Reflective
Seminar
1-3 credits, max. 3
Provides guided inquiry into the nature and
social context of teaching and learning, as
contrasted with the more pragmatic content of
other components of the Teacher Certification
program.




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MASTER OF ARTS

Interdisciplinary Studies
Building on the success of the undergraduate       Students will learn:                               CONTACT INFORMATION
program, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
offers a master of arts degree. The graduate       ■   How alternative paradigms or models
                                                                                                          Phone: 253-692-4450
courses offer opportunities to pursue                  condition our knowledge of the world
                                                       and how our choice of potential                    Fax: 253-692-5718
questions of interest across a wide range of
fields, spanning the humanities, social sciences       responses connects to how we perceive              Office: WCG 424
and environmental sciences, with special               things to be organized.
                                                                                                          Campus box: 358436
emphasis on the relation of knowledge to           ■   How to gain insight into the impact of
public action.                                                                                            Website: tacoma.uw.edu/ias
                                                       culture and history on the way certain
                                                       phenomena come to be defined in the
                                                       public arena as problems, and how they             Director
What are
                                                       are variously imagined to be caused or             Lawrence Knopp
Interdisciplinary Studies?
                                                       solved in relation to diverse professional         Faculty Coordinator
The concept of interdisciplinary studies is            and disciplinary claims of ownership               Samuel Parker
founded on a recognition that the experience           over them.
                                                                                                          Administrator
of phenomena—such as the public problems           ■   How evidence can be justified,                     Julie Buffington
of poverty, violence, social justice or                generated, evaluated and used with
environmental degradation—do not come in                                                                  Graduate Program Adviser
                                                       varying degrees of validity within                 Linda Kachinsky
neatly bounded, disciplinary or professional           diverse frames of application.
packages. While disciplinary divisions of
labor are convenient and necessary to the          ■   How to gain insight into the ways in
efficient pursuit of in-depth knowledge, the           which values are implicitly or explicitly
application of that knowledge in the sphere            present in every arena socially deemed
of public action requires its broader re-              to be problematic, and how it may be
integration with the rich, multidisciplinary           possible to facilitate communication,
dimensions and complexities of actual, live            negotiations, or trade-offs among and
situations.                                            across diverse value frames.
                                                                                                      ■     Various types of data used to support
The structure of the master of arts program                                                                 alternative perspectives and decisions
                                                   What is Public Action?
is highly flexible, building on the wealth of                                                         ■   How various value frameworks shape
interdisciplinary expertise among members          Public action entails a series of determinations       perspectives, decisions and actions
of the faculty. A required series of four core     that are reached as a result of the following
                                                                                                      These factors provide a foundation for
courses and a capstone course addresses issues     considerations:
                                                                                                      knowledge and action in the public sphere.
of models, problem formation, evidence, and
                                                   ■   What is the nature of the problem to be        The core course of study in this program may
values. The core courses examine the basic
                                                       addressed?                                     therefore apply to virtually any profession or
foundations of knowing and acting, making
                                                                                                      endeavor in our shared public life, whether
them relevant to diverse areas of specific         ■   What mode of analysis is to be                 one works in a large organization or a one-
inquiry. Through electives and a thesis (or            employed?                                      person shop, whether one seeks knowledge
master’s project), students are encouraged to
                                                   ■   What will count as evidence?                   for utilitarian ends or to achieve a richer
apply the lessons of the core courses to their
                                                                                                      understanding of the world in which everyone
own chosen areas of interdisciplinary interest.    ■   What values are considered relevant or
                                                                                                      must live and act.
A broad range of student interests can be              irrelevant?
accommodated due to the interdisciplinary          ■   What options are included or excluded?
nature of the program.                                                                                Program Design
                                                   ■   What outcomes of the action are
The program integrates the sociology of                anticipated or unanticipated?                  The Master of Arts program emphasizes
knowledge, philosophy, social and political                                                           foundations of public action and is a 55-credit
                                                   By exploring these questions the master’s
theory, history, cultural studies, anthropology                                                       master’s degree. The curriculum includes:
                                                   program becomes a sustained investigation
and systems theory to shed light on domains
                                                   of factors that critically shape actions,              Graduate Research and Writing 5 credits
of public action. Examples of possible
                                                   procedures and outcomes. The factors to be
areas of interest, broadly defined, might                                                                 Four core courses ......................24 credits
                                                   investigated include:
include the environment, education,
                                                                                                          Capstone course ........................ 6 credits
ethnicity, gender, families, arts policy and       ■   Conceptual models, or paradigms
administration, children and the media,                                                                   Electives ..................................... 10 credits
                                                   ■   Social, professional and institutional
human rights, labor, immigration, trade,                                                                  Final project or thesis ...............10 credits
                                                       cultures
development, urban studies, the role of state
and local government or international non-
governmental organizations.

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Graduate Research and Writing                        a thesis committee. The chair may be the           TIAS 504
Introduces skills to understand published            academic adviser or may be someone else            Values and Action
                                                     whose area of expertise most overlaps with         6 credits
research and to formulate research questions.                                                           Examines moral grounding of human action
Includes advanced work in discipline-specific        the focus of the thesis or project.
                                                                                                        in organizational settings. Analyzes how
rhetorical strategies and analysis of complex                                                           different disciplines understand the framing
readings.                                            Enrollment and Curriculum                          and weighing of values in public decision-
                                                     Sequencing                                         making. Inquiries into the common strategies
Core Courses                                                                                            employed in practice to deal with the inevitable
                                                     Admission is competitive and is based              value dimension of action and policy.
The four core courses are closely integrated,        on space availability in the core courses.
constituting a single, extended investigation        Core courses are offered in the evenings,          TIAS 505
of how issues and problems are evaluated                                                                IAS Master of Arts Capstone
                                                     alternating between Monday/Wednesday and           6 credits / Prerequisites: TIAS 501, 502,
in the process of taking action. The courses         Tuesday/Thursday.                                  503 and 504
examine analytical tools and how social and
                                                                                                        Provides an opportunity to explore the themes
organizational cultures influence the work                                                              of the four core courses to the specific substance
required in moving toward taking action.
                                                     Admission Requirements
                                                                                                        of the student’s master’s thesis or project.
■   TIAS 501 Models and Critical Inquiry             ■   Baccalaureate degree from an
                                                                                                        TIAS 513
                                                         accredited institution of higher learning      Graduate Research and Writing
■   TIAS 502 Culture and Public Problems                 with at least a 3.0 GPA for the last two       5 credits / Prerequisite: Graduate status or
■   TIAS 503 Evidence and Action                         years of academic work                         minimum grade of 2.0 in TWRT 374
                                                         Competitive GRE scores on a test taken         Introduces skills to understand published
■   TIAS 504 Values and Action                       ■
                                                                                                        research and to formulate research questions.
                                                         within the last five years
                                                                                                        Includes advanced work in discipline-specific
Capstone Course                                      ■   Completed application form                     rhetorical strategies and analysis of complex
Students enroll in the capstone course (TIAS                                                            readings.
                                                     ■   Statement of intended area of focus
505) after the completion of the core course
                                                         compatible with the aims of the                TIAS 514
series. The capstone provides a forum for
                                                         program                                        Teaching Writing - Theory and
re-integrating the separate themes of the four                                                          Practicum
core courses and considering how they can            ■   Résumé of relevant experiences                 3 credits
be applied to the students’ areas of interest.           describing the candidate’s most                Covers theories and practices of writing
                                                         significant work, educational back-            education and the history and challenges of
Area of Emphasis                                         ground or volunteer experience and             writing assessment. Emphasizes pedagogical
                                                         how these experiences relate to his or         questions of teaching diverse student
Students will work with a faculty adviser to
                                                         her goals                                      populations.
develop a focus within the student’s chosen
area of interest. The required 15 credits            ■   Three letters of reference                     TIAS 515
of electives are to be chosen carefully in                                                              Themes in the Interpretation of
                                                     ■   Admission to the UW Graduate School
consultation with the academic adviser, as                                                              Culture
stepping stones toward the substance of the                                                             5 credits
                                                     Course Descriptions                                Analyzes selected themes in the study of
thesis or project.
                                                                                                        modern culture, such as health and medicine,
                                                     TIAS 501
In addition to elective courses developed                                                               sexuality, consumption, television, advertising,
                                                     Models and Critical Inquiry
specifically for the master of arts degree,                                                             film, literature, art, music, architecture and
                                                     6 credits
students can select from a wide range of                                                                social or cultural history.
                                                     Introduces role of models in conceptual and
courses offered at UW Tacoma, including              analytic processes, with special attention to      TIAS 520
some of those offered in other UW Tacoma             relative strengths and weaknesses of linear        Critical Analyses of Foundational Texts
graduate programs. Undergraduate courses             and holistic models. Examines the application      5 credits
appropriate to the student’s thesis topic can        of these models and familiarizes students with     Focuses on critical reading of selected great
be taken as graduate courses by enrolling            their selective and combined use across a range    books. Works chosen vary, depending on
                                                     of problem areas.                                  the expertise of the instructor. Open to
in them as TIAS 590 Independent Study
courses. This option requires completion of                                                             undergraduates with permission.
                                                     TIAS 502
all the undergraduate requirements, as well          Culture and Public Problems                        TIAS 590
as additional work to be negotiated with the         6 credits                                          Independent Study
instructor that will raise the course demands        Analysis of how public problems are constructed    1-5 credits, max. 20 / Prerequisite:
to graduate level.                                   and preferred solutions defined. Examination       Permission of instructor
                                                     of how institutional, professional and political   Faculty-supervised special projects for graduate
                                                     actors make claims about the nature of a           students encompassing all requirements of an
Thesis or Project                                    problem, its causes and appropriate domains of     undergraduate course being currently taught
The final product of the graduate program            action—e.g. medical or legal, private or public.   plus additional work. Topics vary.
must be a thesis or a scholarly project
                                                     TIAS 503                                           TIAS 596
that demonstrates a level of competence              Evidence and Action
equivalent to a thesis. In consultation with                                                            Internship
                                                     6 credits                                          1-10 credits, max. 10 / Prerequisite:
faculty, students negotiate specific thesis          Examination of the theoretical formulations of     Permission of instructor
questions and plans focused on their own             public action. Analysis of how different ways of   Faculty-supervised internships for graduate
chosen goals and areas of interest. It is the        understanding and validating knowledge define      students. Internships and projects vary.
student’s responsibility to recruit a thesis chair   the perception of alternative courses of action.
and at least one other reader to constitute          Exploration of the practical consequences of
                                                     theoretical choices.



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TIAS 598                                           Bonnie Becker                                       Kelly Forrest
Directed Readings                                  Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and     Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
1-5 credits, max. 20 / Prerequisite:               Sciences; Marine Ecology, Ph.D., University of      and Sciences; Cognitive Psychology; J.D.,
Permission of instructor                           California, San Diego, 2005                         Seattle University School of Law, 1988; Ph.D.,
Faculty-supervised readings for graduate                                                               University of Washington, 1998
students.                                          James F. Brown
                                                   Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts          James Gawel
TIAS 599                                           and Sciences; Philosophy; Ph.D., New York           Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
Directed Research                                  University, 1974                                    and Sciences; Environmental and Aquatic
1-5 credits, max. 20 / Prerequisite:                                                                   Chemistry, Civil and Environmental
Permission of instructor                           Tyler Budge                                         Engineering; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of
Faculty-supervised research for graduate           Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and         Technology, 1996
students.                                          Sciences; Three-Dimensional Art, Sculpture;
                                                   M.F.A., Illinois State University, 2002             Claudia Gorbman
TIAS 605                                                                                               Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Degree Project                                     Kima Cargill                                        Film Studies, Comparative Literature,
1-5 credits, max. 30 / Prerequisite:               Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts         Women’s Studies; Ph.D., University of
Permission of instructor                           and Sciences; Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.,           Washington, 1978
Faculty-supervised project for graduate            University of Texas at Austin, 2002
students.                                                                                              Yoav Gortzak
                                                   Erica Cline                                         Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
TIAS 700                                           Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and     International Studies; Ph.D., The Ohio State
Thesis                                             Sciences; Microbiology, Ph.D., University of
1-10 credits / Prerequisite: Permission of                                                             University, 2005
                                                   Washington, 2004
instructor                                                                                             Michael A. Green
Faculty-supervised thesis for graduate students.   David Coon                                          Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
                                                   Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and     Chemistry and Biochemistry; M.S., Colorado
                                                   Sciences; Communication and Culture; Ph.D.,         State University, 2007
Faculty                                            Indiana University, 2008
                                                                                                       Cheryl Greengrove
                                                   Robert Crawford                                     Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Lawrence M. Knopp Jr.
                                                   Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;     Sciences; Geoscience, Oceans, Atmospheres;
Director and Professor
                                                   American and Cultural Studies; Ph.D.,               Ph.D., Columbia University, 1986
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
                                                   University of Chicago, 1974
Geography; Ph.D., University of Iowa, 1989
                                                                                                       Mary Hanneman
                                                   Katherine Siân Davies-Vollum                        Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
                                                   Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and     Sciences; Asian History, Pacific Rim Studies;
Luther Adams                                       Sciences; Geology; D. Phil., St. Peter’s College,   Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts        University of Oxford, 1994
and Sciences; History, Ph.D., University of                                                            James William Harrington, Jr.
                                                   Linda Dawson                                        Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and
Pennsylvania, 2002
                                                   Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and         Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Dolores Alcaide Ramirez                            Sciences; Engineering, Aeronautics and              Geography; Ph.D., University of Washington,
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and    Astronautics; M.S., George Washington               1983
Sciences; Spanish, Ph.D., Purdue University,       University, 1973
2006                                                                                                   Michael Honey
                                                   Chris Demaske                                       Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Michael Allen                                      Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and     American History, Labor and Ethnic Studies;
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;    Sciences; Communication and Society; Ph.D.,         Ph.D., Northern Illinois University, 1988
American History and Folklore; Ph.D.,              University of Oregon, 2002
University of Washington, 1985                                                                         Peter Horak
                                                   Steve DeTray                                        Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Katie Baird                                        Senior Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Arts and         Mathematics; Ph.D., Comenius University,
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts        Sciences; Political Science, Third World            Slovakia, 1980
and Sciences; Economics of Social Issues,          Development, Nonprofit Studies; Ph.D.,
Public Economics; Ph.D., University of             University of Washington, 1995                      Emily Ignacio
Massachusetts, 2000                                                                                    Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
                                                   Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio                            and Sciences; Sociology; Ph.D., University of
Joel Baker                                         Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts         Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;    and Sciences; Chemistry; Ph.D., University of
Environmental Engineering Sciences; Ph.D.,         Toronto, 2008                                       Beth Kalikoff
University of Minnesota, 1988                                                                          Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
                                                   Cynthia Duncan                                      and Sciences; Composition Studies, Writing
John Banks                                         Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;     Pedagogy; Ph.D., Indiana University, 1983
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;    Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American
Applied Ecology, Agroecology, Mathematical         Literature; Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1983     Michael Kalton
Biology, Plant-Animal Interactions; Ph.D.,                                                             Professor Emeritus, Interdisciplinary Arts and
                                                   Michael Forman                                      Sciences; Comparative Religion, East Asian
University of Washington, 1997
                                                   Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts         Languages and Civilization; Ph.D., Harvard
Anne Beaufort                                      and Sciences; Modern European Thought and           University, 1977
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;    Culture; Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1995
Composition and Writing, Ph.D., Stanford
University, 1995




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Turan Kayaoglu                                    Johann Reusch
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts       Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences; International Politics; Ph.D.,      and Sciences; History of Arts and Culture,
University of Washington, 2005                    European History; Ph.D., University of
                                                  California, Los Angeles, 1994
Michael Kucher
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts       Stephen Ross
and Sciences; History; Ph.D., University of       Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Delaware, 2000                                    Sciences; Psychology; Ph.D., University of
                                                  Texas at El Paso, 2008
Michael S. Kula
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and   Peter Selkin
Sciences; Creative Writing; M.F.A., Emerson       Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
College, 1999                                     and Sciences; Earth Sciences; Ph.D., Scripps
                                                  Institution of Oceanography, University of
William Kunz                                      California, San Diego, 2003
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences; Broadcast Communication; Ph.D.,         Emmett Joseph Sharkey
University of Oregon, 1998                        Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
                                                  and Sciences; Comparative Literature; Ph.D.,
Nita McKinley                                     University of California, Davis, 1998
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences; Developmental Psychology, Ph.D.,        Huatong Sun
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1995             Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
                                                  and Sciences; Communication and New
Divya McMillin                                    Media Studies; Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic
Professor and Director of Global Honors,          Institute, 2004
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Communications; Ph.D., Indiana University,        Riki E. Thompson
1998                                              Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
                                                  Sciences; Composition and Rhetoric; Ph.D.,
David Morris                                      University of Washington, 2007
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences; American Literature; Ph.D.,         Ingrid Walker
University of Washington, 1984                    Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
                                                  and Sciences; American Literature; Ph.D.,
Beverly Naidus                                    University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences; Two-Dimensional Art, Painting,      Carolyn West
Drawing and Digital Imaging; M.F.A., Nova         Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
Scotia College of Art & Design, 1978              and Sciences; Clinical Psychology; Ph.D.,
                                                  University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994
Amós Nascimento
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts       Charles Williams
and Sciences; Philosophy, Dr.Phil., Universitát   Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Frankfurt, 2002                                   Sciences; U.S. Politics, Ph.D., University of
                                                  California, Berkeley, 2005
Julie Nicoletta
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Art History, Public History; Ph.D., Yale
University, 1993
Sushil Oswal
Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences; Technical Communication and
Rhetoric; Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, 1994
Samuel Parker
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts and
Sciences; Anthropology, Art History, Asian
Studies; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1989
Jennifer Quinn
Associate Director and Professor,
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences;
Mathematics; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin -
Madison, 1993
Deirdre Raynor
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts
and Sciences; American Literature, African-
American Literature; Ph.D., University of
Washington, 1997




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MASTER OF

Nursing
The Nursing program focuses on the discovery        Communities, Populations                        CONTACT INFORMATION
and dissemination of knowledge that                 and Health
promotes health. The curriculum emphasizes                                                              Phone: 253-692-4470
                                                    The Communities, Populations and Health
and fosters the integration of teaching, inquiry                                                        Fax: 253-692-4424
                                                    curriculum option addresses health
and service within a community of learners.
                                                    promotion and protection of communities             Office: Cherry Parkes 326
Partnerships with the community assist the
                                                    and populations. The curriculum prepares
program in providing learning environments                                                              Campus box: 358421
                                                    graduates to collaborate with healthcare
in which learners build upon their skills and
                                                    professionals and members of the community          Website: tacoma.uw.edu/nursing
knowledge to strengthen their understanding
                                                    to address the health care needs of a complex
of local, national and global health issues.                                                            Email: tnursing@uw.edu
                                                    and diverse society.

About the Degree Program                            Students in this curriculum option:
                                                                                                        Director
                                                    ■   Focus on improvement of the                     Sharon Gavin Fought
The master of nursing program prepares
registered nurses for clinical practice in acute,       health of populations, aggregates               Administrator
long-term care, ambulatory and community                or communities—such as schools,                 Nan West
settings. The program offers the following              neighborhoods or those with a
                                                                                                        Adviser
curriculum options:                                     common diagnosis, chronic illness or
                                                                                                        Dannah Madden
                                                        health care problem.
■   Communities, Populations and                    ■   Span traditional boundaries of
    Health                                              governmental agencies, community
                                                        organizations, and health care settings
■   Leadership in Health Care
                                                        by working in partnerships.
■   Nurse Educator                                  ■   Gain competencies in population
■   Independent Option                                  or community assessment, program
                                                        planning, community organization and
                                                                                                    ■    Gain competencies in clinical outcomes
                                                        change and evaluation.
The curriculum has a strong emphasis on                                                                  management.
                                                    Graduates function as nurses in leadership
mentoring, both in terms of preceptors in                                                           ■    Evaluate policies that relate to
                                                    roles to design, implement and evaluate
fieldwork placements and with faculty. The                                                               healthcare delivery.
                                                    interventions and programs based on assessed
core courses for all options include research,
                                                    community or population needs.                  ■   Develop skills in the use and
health systems, health policy, leadership,
diversity and social issues related to health.                                                          evaluation of technology in healthcare
All students engage in scholarly inquiry.           Healthcare Leadership                               environments.
Students complete a scholarly project or thesis     The Healthcare Leadership curriculum option     Graduates function as clinical nurses,
or take additional course work to meet career       provides nurses with the skills and knowledge   managers or administrators in health
and program goals. In addition, students take       to become leaders and change agents in          care systems, governmental agencies or
courses in their curriculum option and may          the evolving healthcare environment. The        community organizations.
choose from courses in the other curriculum         curriculum focuses on leadership, healthcare
options to fulfill the requirement of related       management and evaluation and human             Nurse Educator
course work. Two quarters of fieldwork              and fiscal oversight to foster effectiveness,   The Nurse Educator curriculum option
provide students with an opportunity to             innovation and change.                          prepares nurses to teach in schools of
participate in practice roles in the setting that                                                   nursing, continuing education programs, staff
                                                    Students in this curriculum option:
assists them to meet their career goals.                                                            development, clinical education or patient
The program is designed for both part-time          ■   Focus on evidence-based clinical            education. The curriculum focuses on learning
and full-time students. The length of time              outcomes management.                        theory, teaching methods, curriculum
required to complete the program varies from        ■   Gain competencies in leadership             development, and evaluation. Fieldwork
five quarters on a full-time basis to seven or          behaviors, developing a shared              experiences are individualized and focus on
eight quarters on a part-time basis. While              vision, collaboration, team building and    the nurse educator role in community colleges
it is possible to enroll during any quarter,            systems thinking.                           or universities, hospitals, ambulatory care and
beginning in the autumn quarter is best for                                                         community settings.
                                                    ■   Develop skills related to human and
course sequencing.                                                                                  Students in this curriculum option gain
                                                        fiscal resource management.
                                                                                                    competencies in:
                                                    ■   Develop skills related to healthcare
                                                        management, evaluation and the ethics       ■ Applying theories and methods of
                                                        of healthcare systems and organizations.      teaching and learning.

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■ Identifying learning needs.                      Essential Behaviors for                             abide by professional standards of practice as
                                                   Admission, Continuation and                         well as regulations for professional licensure.
■ Developing curriculum and educational
                                                   Graduation                                          Students must demonstrate the attributes of
  programs.
                                                                                                       compassion, integrity, honesty, responsibility
■ Evaluating learning and performance in           The following amplifies requirements found          and tolerance.
  clinical and academic settings.                  in the University of Washington Student
■ Online learning.                                 Conduct Code. For admission, continuation           Motor and Sensory Skills
Graduates function as educators and leaders        and graduation in their programs, students          Students need to have sufficient motor
in clinical education, academic institutions,      need to abide by the following specifications       function and sensory skills in order to be able
health care settings and community agencies.       for behaviors and abilities. In this document,      to execute movements and make observations
                                                   “students” pertains to all UW Tacoma                required in the domain of nursing care or
                                                   Nursing students.                                   nursing activity in their chosen programs/
Independent Option                                                                                     areas of study.
It is possible to develop an independent study     Communication
option. Students who want to individualize         Students must communicate effectively and           Reasonable Accommodation
their program plan must write a statement          sensitively with patients and their families        for Disabilities
identifying their specific study goals and their   as well as with other students, staff, faculty,     The Nursing Program is committed to
rationale for the independent study option.        professionals, agency personnel, community          ensuring that otherwise qualified students
A faculty adviser works with the student to        residents and others relevant to their areas        with disabilities are given equal access
help select appropriate courses and develop        of study. Expression of ideas and feelings          through reasonable accommodations to its
the plan of study.                                 must be clear and appropriate. Students must        services, programs, activities, education and
                                                   demonstrate a willingness and ability to give       employment for students with disabilities. The
Accreditation                                      and receive feedback.                               Nursing Program works closely with Disability
                                                                                                       Support Services (DSS) in this process.
As part of the top-ranked University of            Cognitive                                           DSS is the contact point for students with
Washington School of Nursing at the Seattle        Students must be able to reason, analyze,           permanent or temporary sensory, physical
campus, UW Tacoma’s Nursing program                integrate, synthesize and evaluate in the           or psychological disabilities interested in
shares accreditation by the Commission             context of the nursing activities of their          requesting reasonable accommodations due
on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).            programs/areas of study.                            to the effects of a disability.

                                                   Behavioral/Emotional                                Students who wish to request reasonable
Program Goals                                                                                          accommodations are encouraged to contact
                                                   Students must possess the emotional health          DSS to start the process for documenting
All students in the Master of Nursing program      required for the full utilization of intellectual
are prepared by the program to meet each of                                                            their disability and determining eligibility
                                                   abilities, the exercise of sound judgment and       for services prior to the start of the program.
the following goals:                               the timely completion of responsibilities           While this process can be started at any
■   Evaluate the adequacy of underlying            in their programs/areas of study. Further,          time, reasonable accommodations may
    knowledge from nursing science,                students must be able to maintain mature,           not be implemented retroactively so being
    related fields and professional                sensitive, and effective relationships with         timely in requesting accommodations is
    foundations as it informs nursing              patients, students, faculty, staff, other           very important. The university does have
    practice.                                      professionals and agency personnel under            policies regarding documentation required
                                                   all circumstances including highly stressful        in order to diagnose different disabilities and
■   Competently assess, manage health-             situations. Students must have the emotional        a process for requesting accommodations. To
    related issues with a defined population       stability to function effectively under             learn more about the process for establishing
    or care system and evaluate the                stress and adapt to environments that may           services, please contact Disability Support
    effectiveness of these nursing practices.      change rapidly without warning and/or               Services at 253-692-4522 (voice), 253-
■   Utilize knowledge and skills in                in unpredictable ways as relevant to their          692-4493 (TTY), 253-692-4602 (FAX), or
    professional practice among diverse and        programs or areas of study. Students must           dssuwt@u.washington.edu.
    multi-cultural populations.                    be able to demonstrate empathy for the
                                                   situations and circumstances of others and          Students with disabilities are expected
■   Demonstrate competence in                      appropriately communicate that empathy.             to perform all the essential functions of
    development of inquiry relevant to             Students must acknowledge that values,              the program with or without reasonable
    practice, education or administration.         attitudes, beliefs, emotions and experiences        accommodation. The Nursing Program will
■   Develop and utilize leadership strategies      affect their perceptions and relationships with     work with the student and the respective
    that foster improvement of health care.        others. Students must be able and willing to        campus disability office to provide reasonable
                                                   examine and change behaviors when they              and appropriate accommodations. While the
■   Articulate ethical issues and                                                                      Nursing Program will make every effort to
                                                   interfere with productive individual or team
    responsibilities involved in nursing                                                               work with our students with disabilities to
                                                   relationships. Students must demonstrate
    practice.                                                                                          accommodate their disability-related needs,
                                                   effective and harmonious relationships
                                                   with the diverse academic, professional and         it is important to note we are not required
                                                   community environments relevant to their            to provide requested accommodations that
                                                   chosen programs of study.                           would fundamentally alter the essential
                                                                                                       functions or technical standards of the
                                                   Professional Conduct                                program.
                                                   Students must possess the ability to reason
                                                   morally and practice nursing in an ethical
                                                   manner. They must be willing to learn and


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Admission Requirements                             Graduate Nonmatriculated                               Satisfactory Progress
                                                   (GNM) Status
Admission to the Master of Nursing program                                                                Students are required to maintain satisfactory
is competitive and based on acceptance by          G r a d u at e n o n m at r i c u l at e d ( G N M )   progress meeting the university and program
the UW Graduate School and the Nursing             enrollment is beneficial to those who are              standards relative to scholarship and
program at the University of Washington            interested in professional development or              performance in pursuit of the master’s degree
Tacoma. The following are required:                beginning work toward a graduate degree.               including each of the following:
                                                   A graduate nonmatriculated student is a
■   A baccalaureate degree from a                                                                         1. Maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
                                                   post-baccalaureate student who wants to
    nationally-accredited nursing program                                                                 2. Earn a quarterly GPA of 3.00 or higher.
                                                   take graduate courses, but who has not
    with a minimum grade point average of
                                                   been admitted by the Graduate School to a              3. Earn a grade of 2.7 or higher in each
    3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 90 graded
                                                   degree program. GNM status allows qualified               required course.
    quarter credits.
                                                   students to earn graduate credits in an area
    OR                                             of interest. A total of 12 credits can apply           4. Make adequate progress with
                                                   toward a graduate degree. This status is not              the scholarly project or thesis as
    An associate’s degree or diploma from a                                                                  demonstrated by the faculty advisers or
    nationally-accredited RN program and           available to international students on F-1
                                                   visas. Acceptance as a GNM student does                   supervisory committee chairs progress
    a baccalaureate degree in a field other                                                                  notes regarding student demonstration
    than nursing with a minimum grade              not imply nor does it confer priority for later
                                                   admission to the Graduate School for pursuit              of interest, responsibility in working
    point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for                                                                  toward completion of project or thesis,
    the last 90 graded quarter credits. The        of a degree.
                                                                                                             and number of credits taken before a
    applicant must either take two specific                                                                  proposal has been approved.
    Excelsior Exams or request to petition         Admission Criteria
    one or both of the exams.                      for GNM Students                                       5. Meet all Essential Behaviors for
                                                                                                              Admission, Continuation and
■   Completion of a three-credit basic             Information submitted by the applicant will
                                                                                                              Graduation.
    course in descriptive and inferential          be evaluated by the Nursing program based
    statistics with a grade of at least 2.0 on a   on the following criteria:
                                                                                                          Graduation Requirements
    4.0 scale.
                                                   ■   Graduation from an approved
■   Three references: at least one from an             baccalaureate program with a grade                 The minimum requirements for graduation
    academic reference and one from a                  point average of 3.0 in the last 90                with the Master of Nursing degree from the
    clinical supervisor or person who can              quarter (60 semester) credits.                     University of Washington Tacoma are:
    attest to the applicant’s competence as
                                                   ■   Written goal statement referencing the               Core courses .........................6 credits
    an RN
                                                       plan for graduate study.
■   Professional goal statement relevant to                                                                 Research courses ....................6 credits
                                                   ■   Current unrestricted licensure as                    Study option courses..............9 credits
    the program objectives.
                                                       a registered nurse in the state of
■   Résumé or curriculum vitae describing              Washington may be required depending                 Fieldwork ................................6 credits
    educational background as well                     on course requirements.                              Related course work .............12 credits
    as relevant work, professional and                                                                      Scholarly Inquiry................ 6-9 credits
    volunteer experiences.                         Petitions will be considered for applicants not
                                                   meeting the above criteria and should include            Total credits (min.)            45-48 credits
■   Current unrestricted Washington state          information documenting the applicant’s
    RN license.                                    capability for graduate study (such as recent
■   Criminal background check must be              graded course work, GRE scores, résumé and
    completed online through Verified              letters of reference).
    Credentials, Inc., if admission is offered.
■   Agreement to adhere to the Essential           Scholarships
    Behaviors for Admission, Continuation
    and Graduation.                                The Nursing program offers scholarships
                                                   for new and continuing Nursing students.
                                                   The scholarships are awarded to students
Transfer Credit
                                                   who demonstrate both financial need and
An admitted MN student may                         outstanding academic achievement. Check
petition to transfer up to the equivalent of       the Nursing program website for more
6 quarter credits of graduate course work          information.
earned in graduate status from an accredited
institution. Graduate credits that have been
applied toward a completed degree cannot
be transferred. Written petitions for transfer
credit must be submitted to the Graduate
Committee within one quarter of acceptance
to the MN program.




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Course Descriptions                                 T NURS 512                                           T NURS 523
                                                    Evaluation of Clinical Performance                   Community Health Assessment
For the most current course information,            in Nursing                                           3 credits
please consult the Nursing program website          3 credits                                            Survey of approaches and tools to measure
at tacoma.uw.edu/nursing.                           For graduate students preparing for faculty or       health status and health-care problems in
                                                    staff development positions in nursing. Theory       defined communities. Topics include uses
T NURS 503                                          and principles of evaluation. Instruments            and limitations of available data, community
Advanced Fieldwork                                  to appraise clinical nursing performance             s u r ve y s , pu bl i c h e a lt h s u r ve i l l an c e,
3 credits, max. 12 / Prerequisite: T NURS           developed as part of course requirements.            measurement of community health indices, and
510, T NURS 520, T NURS 521, T NURS                                                                      research methods specific to health assessment
527 and at least three courses in study             T NURS 513                                           of communities and populations.
option or permission of instructor                  Theories and Methods
Provides students with a substantive field          of Teaching and Learning                             T NURS 527
experience in their setting of interest. Assists    3 credits                                            Health Care Systems and Health Policy
students in delineation of advanced practice        Addresses theories and methods of teaching           3 credits
nursing roles and application of theoretical        and learning, tools and resources for teaching,      Analyzes the organizational and financial
concepts in a real-world context.                   role development, and current issues faced by        aspects of clinical services and public
                                                    those who teach in higher education and staff        health systems with an emphasis on access
T NURS 504                                          development. Partly Web-based.                       and resource utilization patterns among
Communities, Populations and Health:                                                                     diverse populations. Explores health policy
An Overview                                         T NURS 514                                           development, strategies to affect policy aimed
3 credits                                           Challenges and Issues                                at enhancing quality and population-system fit,
Focuses on the conceptualization, analysis          in Patient Education                                 and the relationship between policy and health
and application of the concepts of community,       3 credits                                            care system change.
populations and health. Discusses theories and      Provides overview of selected challenges and
models of current and potential community           issues in patient education: low literacy, patient   T NURS 537
health practice. Examines sociocultural             acuity, health status, early discharge, evolving     Concepts of Organization
concepts for their interrelationship with and       health policy, cost of health care and staff         3 credits
impact upon communities, populations and            proficiency. Considers the role of the advanced      Demonstrates how concepts of organizations
health.                                             practice nurse in creating and managing patient      and the metaphors used to describe them
                                                    education programs for individuals, groups           affect the analysis, management, and ethical
T NURS 507                                          and populations.                                     dimensions of organizational environments.
Leadership Behaviors for Evolving                                                                        Students analyze their own work environments
Health Care Organizations                           T NURS 515                                           from a variety of perspectives, both to improve
3 credits                                           Online Teaching Strategies                           their understanding of work contexts and as a
Covers changes in the health industry that          3 credits                                            basis for planning managerial action.
require new ways of leading organizations.          Addresses pedagogical and design issues as
Evaluates leadership values and behaviors and       well as technical skills required to successfully    T NURS 538
identifies new leadership strategies integral       teach in the online environment by integrating       Concepts of Clinical Care
to the change-agent role necessary in leading       experiential online interactions and face-to-        3 credits
teams and in guiding changes as health care         face meetings.                                       Examines theoretical concepts that explain
organizations transition from hospital-based                                                             the wide range of human responses to illness.
structures to interdependent systems.               T NURS 520                                           Explores the interrelationship of physiological,
                                                    Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice               psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions
T NURS 509                                          3 credits                                            of human responses. Addresses the assessment,
Evaluation and Decision-Making                      Research process as it applies to nursing. Use of    measurement, management, and evaluation
in Health Care                                      the literature in building theoretical rationale.    of commonly encountered, protypical clinical
3 credits / Prerequisites: T NURS 520, T            Selection of appropriate methods. Presentation       phenomena from a research-based perspective.
NURS 521 or permission of instructor                of findings.
Examines the various strategies in health care                                                           T NURS 539
services evaluation and identifies frameworks       T NURS 521                                           Health Care Business Strategies:
for improved decision-making. Emphasis is           Scholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice II            Optimizing Resources
on the application of evaluation techniques in      3 credits / Prerequisite: T NURS 520                 3 credits
leadership/management positions.                    Research process as it applies to nursing. Use of    Explore strategies to address challenges of
                                                    the literature in building theoretical rationale.    optimizing resources utilization in a dynamic,
T NURS 510                                          Selection of appropriate methods. Presentation       changing health care environment that has an
Society, Justice and Health                         of findings.                                         increasing business-oriented focus. Examines
3 credits                                                                                                human and fiscal resource management
Explores how social factors and context             T NURS 522
                                                                                                         strategies, focusing on personnel issues relevant
influence health and illness, including concepts    Theory Development
                                                                                                         in healthcare organization, gaining working
of oppression, discrimination, power and            for a Practice Discipline
                                                                                                         knowledge of budgetary processes and fiscal
privilege. Analyzes how health and illness are      3 credits
                                                                                                         decision-making expertise.
socially constructed; effects of social location    Explores the evolutionary development of
on health and access to care; and how inequities    nursing theory and its contribution to the           T NURS 540
affect health and illness. Considers relationship   development of nursing science. Emphasizes           Concepts of Hospice and Palliative
between social justice and health.                  the philosophical foundation, the hierarchical       Care
                                                    structure and the evaluative criteria used           3 credits
T NURS 511                                          in theory development and its practice               Examines models of care and theoretical
Curriculum Development                              application.                                         frameworks that guide and evaluate patient-
in Nursing Education                                                                                     family centered end-of-life care. Addresses
3 credits                                                                                                symptoms of distress, psychosocial and
Theoretical rationale for curriculum                                                                     spiritual aspects as well as educational,
development and study of curricular problems                                                             communicative and ethical components of
in nursing.                                                                                              hospice and palliative care.



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T NURS 561                                           T HLTH 510                                          Faculty
Community Planning, Intervention                     Ethnographic Research Methods
and Evaluation                                       3 credits                                           Sharon Gavin Fought
3 credits / Prerequisites: T NURS 520, T             Provides a background in ethnographic               Director and Associate Professor
NURS 521, or permission of instructor                research methodology emphasizing beginning          Nursing and Healthcare Leadership; RN;
Examines community planning, intervention,           ethnographic and field research studies.            Ph.D., The University of Texas, 1983
and evaluation. Emphasizes the importance            Analyzes the theory underlying qualitative
of negotiation, community development, and           research approaches and pragmatic issues
partnerships. Discusses integrated models            in building skills and knowledge in relation        Katie Adamson
of community planning, implementation,               to conducting and evaluating ethnographic           Assistant Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
and evaluation for the purpose of facilitating       research.                                           Leadership; Ph.D., Washington State
community wide interventions for health.                                                                 University, 2011
                                                     T HLTH 520
T NURS 588                                           Health and Human Rights                             Jane Cornman
Concepts of Health Promotion                         3 credits                                           Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Healthcare
and Community Change                                 Examines how human rights violations affect         Leadership; Ph.D., University of Washington,
3 credits                                            the health of populations across the globe.         1988
Provides opportunities to critically examine         Illustrates the links between public health
                                                                                                         Marjorie Dobratz
concepts and theories of health promotion            and human rights. Explores research methods
and community change. A wide variety of              to understand and document human rights             Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership;
disciplinary perspectives is presented and           violations, as well as strategies to improve        RN; D.N.Sc., University of San Diego, 1990
discussed within the context of diversity. Gives     health and rights.                                  Kathleen Shannon Dorcy
students the skills needed to critically analyze                                                         Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Healthcare
health promotion and community change.               T HLTH 525
                                                     Violence in Intimate Partner                        Leadership; RN; M.N.; Ph.D., University of
T NURS 590                                           Relationships                                       Utah, 2011
Special Topics in Nursing                            3 credits                                           Denise Drevdahl
2-3 credits, max. 9                                  Examines partner violence as a cumulative           Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
                                                     interactive experience that must be framed
                                                                                                         Leadership; RN; Ph.D., University of
T NURS 598                                           within historical and social contexts. Emphasizes
                                                                                                         Washington, 1996
Special Projects                                     current literature on conceptualizing gendered
1-12 credits, max. 12                                violence, theoretical perspectives of abuse in      Kären Landenburger
Scholarly inquiry with in-depth, focused             intimate relationships.                             Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership;
analysis, culminating in a written product/                                                              RN; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1987
report for dissemination. Credit/no credit only.     T HLTH 530
                                                     Health and Aging in a Diverse Society               June S. Lowenberg
T NURS 599                                           3 credits                                           Professor, Nursing and Healthcare Leadership;
Selected Readings in Nursing Science                 Provides an introduction to health and other        RN; Ph.D., University of California San Diego,
1-3 credits, max. 18                                 social issues of members of minority elderly        1985
                                                     populations in the U.S. Reflects a range of
T NURS 600                                           perspectives in the social, behavioral, and         Joane Moceri
Independent Study or Research                        health sciences. Emphasizes the importance of       Assistant Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
Credits vary                                         situating the life experiences of today’s diverse   Leadership; RN; Ph.D., University of
                                                     elders in historical context.                       Washington, 2006
T NURS 700
Master’s Thesis                                      T HLTH 590                                          Sondra Perdue
Credits vary                                         Independent Study                                   Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Healthcare
Credit/no credit only.                               Credits vary                                        Leadership; Dr.P.H., University of California,
                                                     Faculty-supervised independent study,               Los Angeles, 1985
Health Electives                                     readings and special projects for graduate
                                                     students as developed through faculty-student       Janet Primomo
T HLTH 501                                           agreement.                                          Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
Issues in Race and Health                                                                                Leadership; RN; Ph.D., University of
3 credits                                                                                                Washington, 1989
Explores historical and contemporary issues
on the role of race in relation to health and                                                            Ruth Rea
health outcomes. Seminar topics include                                                                  Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
history of race, health effects of racism and                                                            Leadership; RNC.; Ph.D., University of Texas
discrimination, epidemiological evidence on                                                              at Austin, 1987
racial disparities in health, and the role of race
in research.                                                                                             Christine Stevens
                                                                                                         Associate Professor, Nursing and Healthcare
T HLTH 505                                                                                               Leadership; RN; M.P.H.; Ph.D., University of
Participatory Action Research                                                                            Washington, 2004
3 credits
Focuses on how to conduct research with a                                                                Cathy Tashiro
social action component. Provides an in-depth                                                            Professor Emeritus, Nursing and Healthcare
examination of participatory-action research.                                                            Leadership; RN; Ph.D., University of
Explores theoretical, methodological and                                                                 California San Francisco, 1998
practical issues, including historical influences,
design and methods, and application of                                                                   Alexis Wilson
findings.                                                                                                Senior Lecturer, Nursing and Healthcare
                                                                                                         Leadership; RN; Ph.D., Union Institute
                                                                                                         Graduate College, 1977



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MASTER OF

Social Work
Developed in collaboration with and under           ■   Understand and interpret the history        CONTACT INFORMATION
the auspices of the University of Washington            of social welfare and its contemporary
School of Social Work, the Master of Social             structures and issues                           Phone: 253-692-5820
Work (M.S.W.) program prepares learners for         ■   Understand the forms and mechanisms             Fax: 253-692-5825
advanced and specialized practice as providers          of oppression and discrimination
of social services and includes a combination of                                                        Office: WCG 203
                                                        and apply strategies of advocacy and
field experience and classroom learning.                social change that advance social and           Campus box: 358425
                                                        economic justice                                Website: tacoma.uw.edu/social
About the Degree Program
                                                    ■   Understand and critically analyze               Email: tsocial@uw.edu
The Master of Social Work (MSW) is                      current systems of social service
considered the terminal degree in the social            organizations and delivery and derive           Director
work profession. Content and course work in             implications for practice                       Diane S. Young
the MSW program will prepare graduates to           ■   Articulate the role of policy in framing        Graduate Program Coordinator
function in professional social work positions          social work practice and the impact of          Marcie Lazzari
in a wide variety of settings, including health         major social welfare policies on those
care agencies, child and family services, public                                                        Administrator and Adviser
                                                        who are served by social workers,
social service organizations, the criminal                                                              Terri Simonsen
                                                        workers themselves, agencies and
justice system and the public schools.                  welfare systems
The advanced curriculum provides an in-             ■   Advocate for just, effective and humane
depth education, through the classroom                  policies and policy implementation
and practicum, to prepare graduates for                 processes
advanced, specialized practice. Topics include
applied research, social policy and advanced        ■   Engender the empowerment of
content in social work practice models and              disadvantaged individuals, groups
methods. The intent of this graduate program            and communities through effective,
is to enable learners to develop skills in the          culturally and linguistically appropriate   ■    Understand the value base of the
concentration area of Advanced Integrative              assessment, treatment/intervention and           profession and its ethical standards and
Practice (formerly named Children, Youth                outcomes evaluation                              principles and practice accordingly;
and Families).                                      ■   Demonstrate how people and systems               engage in mindful and ethical use of self
                                                        change and how change is facilitated             and continual professional development
This graduate program also prepares learners                                                             of skills and knowledge
                                                        from micro- to macro-systems levels
to collaborate with other human service
professionals and with the community.               ■   Make well-reasoned and well-informed        Accreditation
Graduates from this MSW program will be                 judgments in practice based on values,
prepared to address the social welfare needs            critical self-reflection and evidence-      The Social Work program at the University
of a complex society.                                   supported theory and practice research      of Washington Tacoma is accredited by the
                                                                                                    Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
The Master of Social Work program is                ■   Understand and critically assess major
                                                                                                    as a program option of the University of
designed as a part-time evening program                 social work practice frameworks,
                                                                                                    Washington School of Social Work in Seattle.
and consists of two program options: a three-           including the strengths and
year MSW program, which is designed for                 empowerment perspectives
graduates of baccalaureate programs in any                                                          Admission Requirements
                                                    ■   Critically evaluate research, evidence
major, and an Advanced Standing MSW                     and their own practice                      The Social Work program seeks to enroll well-
program, which is designed for eligible                                                             qualified students with diverse backgrounds.
graduates of baccalaureate programs in social       ■   Contribute to the profession’s
                                                        knowledge base and practice through         Admission to the MSW program is based on
work or social welfare. Advanced Standing                                                           academic performance and potential, clarity
allows students to enter the advanced level             disciplined inquiry, including practice
                                                        evaluation, participatory-action            and appropriateness of career objectives,
of the MSW curriculum.                                                                              understanding of social issues, knowledge of
                                                        research, efficacy and effectiveness
Pursuant to the achievement of the Social               trials and the dissemination and            diverse populations and relevant experiences.
Work program’s mission, the MSW program                 institutionalization of evidence-based      Academic credit toward the MSW is not given
has been designed as a competency-based                 practice and policy models                  for previous employment or life experience.
curriculum committed to preparing graduate
students for practice. As a result of their class
and field education, MSW graduates should
be able to:


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Students are admitted to the three-year MSW       The Social Work program requires strong             catalog or refer to Graduate School website
program for autumn quarter only, and the          academic preparation demonstrated by a              at www.grad.washington.edu. MSW students
Advanced Standing program for winter              candidate’s grade point average (GPA), liberal      should also consult the MSW Program
quarter only. Prospective students should         arts or social welfare undergraduate training,      Manual for a complete list of policies.
download the official application packet          and writing skill. Applicants must have a
from the Social Work website at tacoma.           baccalaureate degree with a minimum GPA of          Course Descriptions
uw.edu/social.                                    3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the last 90 graded quarter
                                                  credits (or 60 graded semester credits).            For the most current course information,
Selection is based on academic background
                                                  Undergraduate preparation must include at           please consult the Social Work program
and potential, match of student interests
                                                  least five credits in each of the humanities,       website at tacoma.uw.edu/social.
with faculty expertise, program resources or
                                                  social sciences, and natural sciences and 60
priorities, social/human service experience,                                                          T SOCW 501
                                                  credits of liberal arts.
appropriateness of professional goals and                                                             Social Policy and Economic Security
objectives, and experience with diverse           In addition to these general admission              3 credits
populations. All applicants must meet basic       requirements, Advanced Standing applicants          This course, presented during the first quarter
qualifications to be considered for the MSW       must hold a baccalaureate degree in social          of the foundation year, is designed to familiarize
program. Those applicants considered among        work or social welfare from an American             students with the U.S. social-welfare system
                                                                                                      and its historical, philosophical and cultural
the most qualified, based on the assessment       program accredited by the Council on Social
                                                                                                      foundations within a social work context. The
of their application materials, will be offered   Work Education and have graduated within            nature of social policy and economic security
admission. There is an enrollment limit           five years of entry to the MSW program.             is explored in relation to income-maintenance
placed on the Social Work program, and            They must also have passed all social work          programs, particularly social insurance and
typically there is not enough space available     core courses with a minimum grade of 3.0            social-assistance programs, and the impact
to accommodate all applicants who meet the        or have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in        upon them of racism, classism and sexism.
basic qualifications for admission. Admission     their BASW major.                                   Attention is directed to issues of poverty,
is competitive.                                                                                       inequality, unemployment, disability and
                                                  Current knowledge of the social work                homelessness, as well as to the future of the
Applying to the program involves submitting       profession is assessed by the candidate’s use       American welfare state.
application forms for the UW Tacoma Social        of illustrations and examples from his or her
Work program and the UW Graduate School,          social-service background described in the          T SOCW 502/503
an application fee, one set of transcripts        admissions essay.                                   Human Behavior and the Social
                                                                                                      Environment I and II
from every college or university attended,                                                            3 credits each
admissions essay, three reference letters,        Graduation Requirements                             The foundation HBSE courses focus on the
Grade Point Average Worksheet, résumé and                                                             person-in-environment across the life span.
Social Service Experience form. As part of        Along with the Graduate School requirements,        The sequence utilizes developmental and
the application screening process, applicants     students must receive a passing grade (2.7          social-system perspectives in seeking to
are asked to disclose any criminal/conviction     or higher or Satisfactory or Credit) in the         understand and influence human behavior.
history. Therefore, students must submit          professional foundation and advanced                The developmental stages are discussed across
the Conviction/Criminal History form and          curriculum courses taken to meet the credits        diverse backgrounds. The dynamics and
Authorization for Repeat Checks form as well.     required for the MSW.                               processes of small-group, family, organization
                                                                                                      and community systems are addressed from a
A thorough background check is a required         If a student does not pass a required course,       social-system perspective as socializing forces
part of the Social Work admissions process.       the course must be repeated. Due to the             and as targets of change. Implications for
If offered admission, students are required       sequential nature of the courses, students may      social work practice, especially the assessment
to submit to a background check using an          need to extend the length of their program.         process, are highlighted.
online service, Verified Credentials, currently   Another selective may be substituted for            T SOCW 504
for a fee of $69.                                 a failed selective course. Students electing        Cultural Diversity and Societal Justice
                                                  to take a course on a Satisfactory/Not              3 credits
Note: When considering individuals for
                                                  Satisfactory (S/NS) basis must earn at least        This course provides students with the
admission to the program, conviction/                                                                 knowledge needed for social work practice
                                                  a 2.7 grade in order to receive a grade of
criminal history records are reviewed as                                                              with disadvantaged and oppressed groups
                                                  “Satisfactory.”
they relate to the content and nature of the                                                          overrepresented in public sector practice.
curriculum and the safety and security of         The 75-credit MSW program allows each               The course presents information regarding
clients and the public. A conviction/criminal     student to determine which courses are taken        the history and status of people of color,
history record does not necessarily disqualify    to fulfill the 18 numerically-graded required       women, individuals with disabilities, gay men
an individual for admission.                      credits. The following courses are graded on        and lesbians, and poor and working-class
                                                  a credit/no credit basis and may not be used        people. A major theme of the course is to
The successful completion of an approved                                                              provide an opportunity for exploration of how
                                                  for the 18 credits: Cultural Diversity and
human biology course and a statistics                                                                 prejudice, discrimination and exclusion affect
                                                  Societal Justice, Foundation and Advanced
course with a 2.0 (“C”) grade or higher is                                                            the experiences of members of these groups.
                                                  Practicum (T SOCW 504, T SOCW 523, T                Another theme is the unique strengths and
also required prior to beginning the MSW
                                                  SOCW 524 and T SOCW 525) and some                   capacities within each group that should be
program. [Note: Advanced Placement (AP)
                                                  selectives (indicated by CR/NC in the online        recognized and utilized in effective social work
credit earned in high school may not be
                                                  time schedule). Some students may need to           practice. The course also provides students with
used to satisfy these requirements.] Specific
                                                  take additional courses beyond the minimum          a framework for developing a social-change
time limits apply on course work. Review the                                                          orientation for working toward social justice
                                                  requirements to fulfill this requirement. A
program website for a list of approved human                                                          and equality. Taken credit/no credit only.
                                                  minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
biology courses. Official documentation
verifying completion must be supplied prior       Students are reminded to read and carefully
to matriculation.                                 adhere to the university’s policies. Please refer
                                                  to the “Graduate Programs” section in this


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T SOCW 505                                           T SOCW 512                                              T SOCW 532
Introduction to Social Welfare                       Social Work Practice III:                               Children, Youth and Families Practice I
Research                                             Community and Organizational Practice                   3 credits
3 credits                                            3 credits                                               This practice course emphasizes family-
This course provides an overview of research         The purpose of this course is to prepare students       centered assessment and intervention within an
process and methods in social work with a            to work more effectively within complex                 ecological framework. Specific attention is given
focus on both being able to interpret and            political, organizational and community social          to family and community violence, substance
perform practice-based research. The course is       service settings. It seeks to educate and develop       abuse, and mental health. Practice frameworks
designed to introduce students to the principles     informed practitioners capable of successful            focus on intensive case management, family
and skills needed to evaluate their own practice.    practice in organizational, community and               systems, family-preservation practice and
Emphasis is placed on critical understanding         policy contexts. Course highlights both historic        social supports. Students are expected to keep
of the empirical literature; the development of      and contemporary compatibility of social work           the same instructor for T SOCW 532/533
useful and appropriate questions about social        values with community organization and                  sequence.
work practice; strategies and techniques for         political action.
conducting practice research; and application                                                                T SOCW 533
of research findings to practice.                    T SOCW 514                                              Children, Youth and Families Practice II
                                                     Social Work Practice V:                                 3 credits
T SOCW 510                                           Foundation Practice Skills                              This course builds on CYF Practice I. The focus
Social Work Practice I:                              3 credits                                               is on the application of values, knowledge
Introduction to Social Work Practice                 This course completes the required Foundation           and skills emphasized within the practice
3 credits                                            Practice sequence. The student selects one              frameworks of intensive case management,
This is the first of two required micro- or          of a number of courses associated with key              intensive family-preservation services, and
direct-practice courses. The first course            contemporary themes in social work that                 social supports. Classroom sessions make
provides foundation knowledge and skills             enhance practice skills at the micro, mezzo or          extensive use of case materials. Students are
in direct practice with individuals, couples,        macro levels.                                           expected to keep the same instructor for T SOCW
families and small groups. It is designed as the                                                             532/533 sequence.
foundation for subsequent practice courses and       T SOCW 523
the first practicum. By the end of the course,       Introduction to Practicum                               T SOCW 535
students are expected to identify social work        1 credit                                                Advanced Social Work Research for
values and ethics, discuss their implications in     Workshops for preparation for agency-based              Children, Youth and Families Practice
guiding direct practice, and demonstrate the         placement. Interviewing and orientations occur          3 credits
following: an understanding of the person-           at agencies. Taken credit/no credit only.               This course promotes the practical application
in-environment perspective in assessment,                                                                    of research concepts and skills to social work
                                                     T SOCW 524                                              practice in community and agency CYF
intervention and evaluation; an understanding
                                                     The Professional Foundation Practicum                   settings: conducting a needs assessment,
of how the social worker, with his or her
                                                     2-3 credits; max. 8 credits                             monitoring individual/group/family outcomes,
attendant class, race/ethnicity, gender, sexual
                                                     This agency-based practicum emphasizes the              and evaluating program effectiveness.
orientation, ability status, family of origin,
                                                     development of knowledge, perspectives, and
and life experiences, is influenced by and
                                                     skills needed for practice with individuals,            T SOCW 536
influences direct practice; an understanding
                                                     f am i l i e s , g roup s , org an i z at i on s an d   Children, Youth and Family Methods
of how ethnic/racial minority status, culture,
                                                     communities. Opportunities are provided                 (Selective)
class, gender, sexual orientation and ability
                                                     for students to engage in a range of practice           3 credits
status affect the provision of direct services; an
                                                     activities under the super vision of an                 To complete the CYF Concentration students
understanding of empowerment practice with
                                                     experienced social worker. The course awards            must choose at least three approved Selectives.
diverse populations at risk; an understanding
                                                     eight credits over three quarters. Taken credit/        Selective courses may cover topics such as
of effective communication skills; and an
                                                     no credit only.                                         Adult Interpersonal Violence; Chemical
understanding of the importance of self-
                                                                                                             Dependency - Drug Effects, Assessment and
evaluation and practice-evaluation strategies.       T SOCW 525                                              Treatment Referral Issues; Child Welfare and
                                                     Advanced Concentration Practicum                        Permanency Planning; Gerontological Social
T SOCW 511
                                                     3-5 credits; max. 18 credits                            Work: Health and Mental Health in Older
Social Work Practice II:
                                                     The advanced practicum is an integral part of           Adults; Group Interventions with Children,
Intermediate Direct Service Practice
                                                     the Children, Youth and Families concentration          Youth and Families; Multicultural Theory and
3 credits
                                                     curriculum. The practicum is determined by              Practice; School Social Work; Spirituality and
This is the second of a two-quarter course
                                                     the practicum coordinator in collaboration              Social Work; Social, Emotional, Behavioral
sequence providing foundation knowledge
                                                     with the student and is based on an in-depth            Interventions with Children, Adolescents and
and skills in direct practice with individuals,
                                                     interview with each student. The advanced               Adults; Supervision and Leadership; Social
families, and groups. This course focuses on
                                                     practicum may not begin until all foundation            Work in Healthcare; and Social Work with
students developing working knowledge of
                                                     requirements are completed. The course awards           Military Personnel and Veterans.
broad perspectives (ecological, strengths-
                                                     18 credits over four quarters. Taken credit/no
based, empowerment) and specific empirically-
                                                     credit only.                                            T SOCW 597
based theoretical models of practice. Students
                                                                                                             Social Welfare Research
begin developing expertise in intervention           T SOCW 531                                              2 credits
selection, planning, and evaluation of micro         Child and Family Policy and Services                    Provides supervision for the research project
systems (e.g. individuals, couples, families         3 credits                                               development and a structured environment
and small groups) with primary focus on              This course explores policy issues in selected          to hone previously learned research methods
individuals and families. Mastery of the             areas of child, youth and family services and           and content.
application of microskills learned in Practice I     provides a framework for policy analysis,
is achieved through practicing assessment, goal      emphasizing the role of values and evidence
setting and interventions using the selected         in policy formulation. Exercises highlight
theoretical models. The course focuses on            the critical interplay of policy, practice and
empirically-based approaches to direct services      research.
intervention, emphasizing various theoretical
approaches to practice. The class also addresses
monitoring the impact of interventions; and
appropriate evaluation strategies.


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T SOCW 598                                          Faculty                                           Michelle D. Garner
Advanced Standing Integrative                                                                         Assistant Professor, Social Work; Spirituality
Seminar                                                                                               and Social Work; Ph.D., University of
                                                    Diane S. Young
5 credits                                                                                             Washington, 2007
Integrates the domains of social work practice,     Director
research, policy, cultural diversity and human      Associate Professor; Social Work and Criminal     Marian S. Harris
behavior and the social environment.                Justice, Social Work Research, Mental Health;     Associate Professor, Social Work; Kinship
                                                    Ph.D., University of Washington, 1997             Care, Child Welfare and Mental Health; Ph.D.,
T SOCW 599                                                                                            Smith College, 1997
Readings in Social Work
1-5 credits, max. 10                                Alissa Ackerman                                   Teresa Holt
Student-originated, individually contracted         Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice; Sex        Lecturer, Social Work; Children, Youth and
projects on topics of interest in social welfare/   Crimes, Sex Offenders; Ph.D., The City            Families, Diversity, Field Education; M.S.W.,
social work not covered by other Social Work        University of New York, 2009                      University of Washington Tacoma, 2001
program offerings. T SOCW 599 is not part
of the required MSW curriculum. Credit/no           Erin A. Casey                                     Janice H. Laakso
credit only.                                        Associate Professor, Social Work; Domestic        Associate Professor, Social Work; Welfare
                                                    Violence; Ph.D., University of Washington,        Reform and Child Support Policy, Women’s
                                                    2006                                              Issues, Medical Social Work, Gerontological
                                                                                                      Social Work, Cultural Diversity, Social Justice
                                                    Thomas M. Diehm
                                                                                                      Issues; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin,
                                                    Senior Lecturer, Social Work; Field Education,
                                                                                                      1999
                                                    Community Mental Health, HIV/AIDS, Gay
                                                    Men’s Issues; Ph.D., Portland State University,   Marceline M. Lazzari
                                                    2004                                              Professor, Social Work; Feminist Social Work
                                                                                                      Practice, Education and Administration,
                                                    Charles A. Emlet
                                                                                                      Human Diversities, Qualitative Research;
                                                    Professor, Social Work; Aging, Medical Social
                                                                                                      Ph.D., University of Denver, 1990
                                                    Work, Public and Mental Health, HIV/AIDS;
                                                    Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1998
                                                    Jerry Finn
                                                    Professor Emeritus, Social Work; Information
                                                    Technology and Social Work, Domestic
                                                    Violence, Mental Health, Program Evaluation;
                                                    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
                                                    Rich Furman
                                                    Professor, Social Work; Men at Risk, Trans-
                                                    national Social Work Practice, Qualitative
                                                    Research, The Arts and Humanities in Social
                                                    Work Practice, Research and Education;
                                                    Ph.D., Yeshiva University, 2001




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