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College of Education

SWEA Overview

We help increase your teaching opportunities

SWEA is an organization for any WSU undergraduate student interested in education, whether it be elementary or secondary education. Anyone in the College of Education is welcome to join, and we encourage non-members to participate in our many events and fundraisers.

SWEA is the student version of the state teachers’ union (Washington Education Association or WEA). We provide professional development, networking, and support to all future teachers on campus.

SWEA is a really great place to meet other students who have a passion for teaching and learning. Plus, it looks good on a resume!

SWEA strives to provide

  • Community service opportunities
  • Professional development seminars, such as edTPA, National Board Certification, advice from first-year teachers, etc.)
  • Networking
  • Political involvement in the Washington Education Association

Our popular yearly events are

  • Scholastic Book Fair
  • Family Night/ DR. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration
  • Holiday story time
  • Guest speakers
  • Center for Civic Engagement service projects
  • Washington Education Association’s Representative Assembly