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Focus Statement: 


The CWATE promotes quality teacher education programs for initial preparation, induction, and continuing professional development. It also provides individual professional development opportunities for P-12 school, agency-based, and college/university teacher educators.

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Welcome to CWATE!

CWATE is the Colorado & Wyoming Association of Teacher Educators. It is a professional association open to all who work with the preparation of teachers in any environment —higher education, public and private P-12 schools, state departments of education, regional centers, etc.  The focus of the organization is on the interdependence of the educational system.



  • Represents all areas of teacher education and its administration throughout Colorado & Wyoming.

  • Offers opportunities for engaging in dialogue and collective action and issues concerning the profession.

  • Provides for involvement with professional colleagues committed to the improvement of all levels of education.


CWATE is a state affiliate of the parent organization the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) which serves the same purpose at the national and international level. 

If you are interested in being involved in the larger ATE organization, go to the Get Involved Page.

Upcoming Events:


The Annual Meeting of the Colorado & Wyoming Association of Teacher Educators (CWATE) will be held online Friday, May 7th, 2021. Please see the Annual Conference page for details. 


Keynote Speaker!​​

Matthew Farber, Ed.D. is an assistant professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where he founded the Gaming SEL Lab. He has been invited to the White House, authored several books and papers, and is a frequent collaborator with UNESCO and Games for Change. His latest book is Gaming SEL: Games as Transformational to Social and Emotional Learning. For more, please visit

We look forward to seeing you virtually at the conference in May!

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