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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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College Scholarship Info for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association is offering one scholarship for $3,000 and one scholarship for $1,000 for student teacher/interns in each of its eight regions in the state. Statewide that means 16 scholarships for a total of $32,000. Student teachers or those completing an internship as a counselor, school psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, or speech therapist may apply.

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