Recruiting Washington Teachers – Bilingual Educators Initiative (RWT-BEI) is a high school teacher academy program to recruit, prepare, and mentor bilingual students to become future bilingual educators in the state of Washington.
The mission of RWT is to create a teaching workforce more reflective of Washington State’s students while diminishing the teacher shortage, and increasing educational opportunities for historically underserved students. RWT-BEI focuses on the same mission, while also developing bilingual teachers and counselors, creating resources for supporting teacher academies with a bilingual focus, and incorporating the seal of biliteracy into teacher academy work. RWT-BEI program sites use the RWT curriculum, which emphasizes the importance of cultural identity and equity in the profession of teaching, and the RWT student program code.[/expand]