Great Teaching

Great teachers inspire. Care about every student. Empower learning.

Teaching is the most important school-based factor influencing student performance and lifelong outcomes. Yet in Washington, too many students—especially those most at-risk—lack access to highly-skilled, passionate and culturally-responsive teaching. Why? Too many would-be teachers are deterred by the prospect of taking on heavy debt, while a lack of professional support contributes to high turnover. So we don’t just need teachers. We need teachers who are well-prepared and supported, who are passionate learners, and who reflect our diverse communities.

Meet Our Faculty

Faculty Highlight

ELHAM KAZEMI is the Geda and Phil Condit Professor in Math and Science Education is dedicated to designing professional learning experiences for all teachers. 

Alumni Impact

Elizabeth Lee '18 shares why she’s passionate about teaching and how a scholarship made it possible to pursue her dream. 


The UW’s INSPIRE initiative is bringing educators and researchers together to develop innovative teaching practices in real time—and help teachers build their practice. 


  • Teacher Candidate Fellowships: Sponsor a future classroom teacher and directly impact K-12 students throughout our state - Give Now
  • Endowed Chair in Professional Learning: A named endowment, creating a Chair supports a faculty leader and acts a catalyst to improve and bolster regional K-12 professional learning - Contact Advancement Team
  • Doctoral Student Funding: Invest in the next generation of researchers, leaders, and educators - Give Now