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The Mission of the Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is to provide leadership on issues related to professional education, with primary focus on teacher education.

This Mission is pursued through activities which:

  1. promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the professional education community;
  2. promote effective public policy regarding professional education;
  3. enhance and improve professional education programs at member institutions; and
  4. enhance the professional effectiveness of members.

AACTE and WACTE collaborate to strengthen their advocacy efforts, share experience and expertise, and expand their members’ professional development opportunities. To this end, our Chapter’s relationship with AACTE is a voluntary affiliation that allows us to advance our members’ interests.

New and Noteworthy

Statement on Racism

The Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE), the group of colleges and universities that prepare teachers for Washington’s K-12 schools, condemns the latest in a long series of police killings of African Americans—the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police officers—and hope our ongoing efforts to diversify the teaching workforce and specifically prepare teachers with anti-racist tools, can contribute to the healing and changes necessary as we move forward.

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Free Webinar and Clock Hour

Tuesday, November 14, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Academic Learning is Social and Emotional: Resources to Support Washington Educators in Integrating Equity-Centered Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

This webinar will provide an overview and exploration of new resources to support the integration of social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic instruction, with a focus on creating supportive learning environments centered in equity.

If you have questions, please contact Laurie Dils. Call Laurie Dils at (360) 725-6364, or Email