Great teachers are the most significant factor in ensuring children’s success in school, particularly for children in culturally diverse, poverty-impacted communities where academic achievement has historically lagged.
Educational equity and academic excellence are the cornerstones of professional development at the UW College of Education.
The Teacher Education Program offers fieldwork opportunities in our network of partner schools, all located in culturally diverse urban communities around the Puget Sound area. Over the course of the fieldwork program, students take on increasing responsibility for teaching, culminating in full responsibility for complete planning and instruction under the mentorship of an experienced teacher.
Students at the UW College of Education are at the forefront of applying the results of cutting-edge research to their classroom practices. As a leading research university, the College offers students the opportunity to work with the preeminent research faculty in education. These staff members are deeply connected with P-12 education, and many are leaders in their fields. The result is an unmatched connection between research and practice.
In addition to campus-based coursework, students and faculty convene regularly in classrooms at partner schools for “studio days.” These sessions are approached both as a cohort and in smaller groups, and followed by a meeting with the partner school’s teachers to address any questions that may arise. During these full day sessions, professors and partner-school teachers collaborate to develop effective methods for connecting with students in high-needs schools. The field-based experience that comes from this program prepares UW College of Education students for teaching positions in the most challenging classrooms.
Our programs reflect a strong orientation toward inquiry, both in the methods we promote among teachers and examinations of the effectiveness of our own work. The UW College of Education values careful analysis of teaching practice amongst both faculty and students.
The College is committed to preparing new teachers to work effectively with students in culturally and racially diverse communities. The UW College of Education actively works to increase diversity among educators in response to changing community needs.
Students come to the UW College of Education because they are passionate about helping children learn and making a positive impact on society. Every day, the College and its students make progress in improving education for all children.
Ongoing Support During the First Year of Teaching
You will earn your Residency Teaching Certificate after four consecutive quarters in the program. Additionally, you will have ongoing support during your first year of teaching that includes quarterly workshops that provide you with an opportunity to participate in a teacher inquiry group focused on problems or questions from your own teaching practice. Support is also provided for the completion of a Capstone Project that will help prepare you to complete your next level of teaching certification or to pursue National Board Certification.
Location: Miller 104 11:00am
Location: Miller 104 11:00am
“I believe that the truly great teachers enjoy their jobs.
At the College of Education Teacher Education Program, I got the chance to work with teachers who are aware of the complexities and frustrations of this job, while still finding joy in the work.”
Jeremy Whiting, TEP Student
“I became a teacher because I wanted to share my own love of exploring new ideas. I wanted to make a difference for children and help them realize that going to school and learning should
Julie Fruit, TEP Student
College of Education, University of Washington
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