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Strategic Plan

Mission Statement (Revised – WACTE General Meeting, October 24, 2019)

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.

Strategic Goals (Working Draft Goals)

  1. Advocacy: To provide communication within the organization an across the institutions and in the political arena; to increase political engagement and resources to promote and advocate our values and to develop a shared narrative to reflect our values.
  2. Collaboration: To provide opportunity for collaboration, partnerships, and leaderships among varied roles, responsibilities, and programs to share, problem solve, and inform practice.
  3. Learning Community: To provide a learning community for informed decision making; to promote equal resource support for all institutions; and to serve as a resource to inform policy and practice professional effectiveness of members.