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The Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education provides leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education. WACTE promotes effective public policy regarding professional education, enhances and improves professional education programs at member institutions, and enhances the professional effectiveness of members.

Don't Forget: Winter Meeting!  

WACTE's winter meeting is to be held at Pacific Lutheran University Jan 25-26, 2017. Tentative Agenda: Legislative breakfast reception, stakeholder meetings (Deans/Directors, Data Administrators, Field Experience Directors, Certification Officers), business meeting, updates (Legislative, PESB, SBCTC, other), panel and sharing re teacher recruitment and retention strategies.

New and Noteworthy

New positions available. 

Addressing Teacher Shortage meeting handouts now available. 

Fall Meeting Materials now available. 

AACTE Urges Scrutiny of Final Version of Federal Regulations for Teacher Preparation Programs

(October 12, 2016, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule on the regulations for each of our nation’s 26,000 teacher preparation programs. The official version will be published in the Federal Register by the end of the month, and the Department is expected to release guidance in the coming weeks as well. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is carefully analyzing the new rule...

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