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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: a) promote effective public policy regarding professional education, b) enhance and improve professional education programs at member institutions, c) enhance the professional effectiveness of members, and d) promote equity, diversity, and inclusion within the professional education community.

Upcoming Conferences 

Native Cases Institute
June 18-18, 2019 at Little Creek Resort Hotel, Shelton, WA. 

New and Noteworthy

2019 Legislative Report

For the first time in a decade, the Washington Legislature adjourned a biennial budget session on-time! The $54.2 Billion budget included about $830 million in new taxes, nearly half going to higher education – including significant money for teacher candidate scholarships and support!

For many years, WACTE has been telling legislators that basic economics dictates that there are two ways to attract more people to the teaching profession: lower the cost of entry and/or raise the reward...




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