U-ACT: UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers

The essence of the UW Accelerated Certification for Teachers (U-ACT) program approach to teacher development is a focus on learning in the context of direct and daily practice. The program is designed to support candidates who are teachers-of-record in schools in WA. Our coursework grounds teachers’ learning in the context of the school community as well as the realities of daily teaching practice.

Seattle Teacher Residency

The Seattle Teacher Residency (STR) prepares residents to become teachers in the context of, and for classrooms in Seattle Public Schools. This Master in Teaching program for individuals interested in elementary or special education blends classroom apprenticeship with aligned, graduate-level course work and an intensive resident/mentor partnership.  Graduates have a solid foundation in research-based teaching practice and a deep knowledge of curricula and resources used in Seattle schools.