Western Governors University is committed to helping individuals pursue degrees in the Teachers College. WGU currently offers this special scholarship designed for current teachers to improve their skill set in the classroom, move into administration, or to assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding career as an educator.
Western Governors University (WGU) is the nation’s first online, competency-based university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to busy adults. Founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states to expand access to higher education, the WGU Teachers College offers nationally, regionally, and NCATE-accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees in teacher education.
Learn more about WGU’s online Teachers Colleges degree programs:
Bachelor’s degrees leading to initial teaching certification:
- B.A. Elementary Education
- B.A. Special Education (K-12)
- B.S. Mathematics Education (Middle Grades or Secondary)
- B.S. Science Education (Middle Grades)
- B.S. Science Education (Secondary Chemistry)
- B.S. Science Education (Secondary Physics)
- B.S. Science Education (Secondary Biological Science)
- B.S. Science Education (Secondary Earth Science)
- Post-Baccalaureate, Elementary Education
- M.A. Teaching, Elementary Education
- M.A. Teaching, English Education (Secondary)
- M.A. Teaching, Mathematics Education (Middle Grades and Secondary)
- M.A. Teaching, Science Education (Secondary)
WGU is affordable
WGU is a non-profit online university. What does this mean for your graduates? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU charges less than half what other traditional and reputable online universities typically charge and compares very favorably to Nevada’s other colleges and universities. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU is competency-based
WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers efficiently. Unlike traditional and even other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time or on a certain number of required courses. Instead, students earn their degree by demonstrating competence in their chosen field. Through independent study, learning resources, and carefully designed assessments, students learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Assessments take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.
Our competency-based approach measures progress through successful completion of challenging assessments. If students have existing competencies from prior work and education, they may be able to draw upon this experience to complete assessments faster and accelerate the time it takes to complete their degree programs.
WGU is flexible and supportive
For schedules that demand flexibility, WGU is the smarter choice. In most cases, course material can be access at the time and place convenient for the student’s schedule. Students can progress at a pace that enables them to earn a college degree while managing their career, family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of programs to fit around your busy schedule.
When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.
For more information, please contact our WGU representative in Nevada:
Community Relations Manager – Nevada
(385) 428-6796 office
(702) 818-0140 cell
(877) 435-7948 x6796 toll free