UW Teacher Preparation programs are focused on equity and academic excellence. Our graduates make a difference in the lives of children every day.
Program graduates are flexible, committed professional teachers with deep content knowledge in the entire elementary curriculum and the ability to differentiate learning for the students in their classrooms.
Graduates are content experts, focused on student learning, prepared to support youth from poverty-impacted communities, and to help students make the transition into young adulthood.
Residents spend a year in a Seattle Public Schools classroom teaching alongside an experienced mentor linking classroom experience to the latest in education theory and research.
The University Accelerated Certification of Teachers (U-ACT) supports teacher candidates who are teachers of record in public schools in the Seattle region. Learning is grounded in the context of the school community as well as the realities of daily teaching practice.