Goals of the Membership

The Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a community.  Within our community, we work, together, on the issues that matter most in educator development and preparation.

As an Association, we work to:

  • Provide leadership in promoting teaching as a lifelong profession, one that is the foundation for the social, political and economic strength of Wisconsin communities.
  • Establish an effective voice for teacher education institutions at the state level on matters of policy related to teacher education.
  • Establish a multi-faceted communication system among teacher education institutions and with our stakeholders to facilitate discussion of issues related to teacher preparation and its impact on student learning.
  • Facilitate interaction among teacher education institutions to foster deep understanding of and ability to effectively respond to contemporary issues in education.
  • To provide a vehicle for teacher education institutions within the state to assist the national organization in
    • Developing and defining positions on issues of importance to teacher education.
    • Coalescing support for national policy and activity.
    • Making educational policy recommendations.

We do this work to meet our primary objectives as institutions of teacher education to:

  • Prepare globally-minded teachers who provide leadership in developing a world-class education system in Wisconsin.
  • Prepare teachers who close performance gaps and achieve new levels of excellence and equity in their classrooms.
  • Articulate to prospective teachers the value of teaching as a career that directly impacts student learning and makes a difference in the world.
Wisconsin Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (WACTE) is an affiliate of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). The views expressed in the approved content on this website are the views of WACTE.