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News Brief - 10/22/08

Western Governors University Offers Scholarships for Urban Mathematics and Science Educators

SALT LAKE CITY -- Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu) is helping place more highly qualified teachers into classrooms, especially in the high needs areas of math and science, by offering the WGU Scholarship for Urban Mathematics and Science Educators. These scholarships are designed to help working adults attend college online to become mathematics or science teachers in America's urban schools.

These scholarships are specifically aimed at individuals living in urban communities who wish to earn a license to teach math or science in their school districts. Also eligible for the scholarship are licensed teachers living and teaching in urban areas who want to earn a master's degree. Each scholarship is valued up to $3,000.

The WGU Teachers College is one of the largest providers of online teaching degrees, with graduates who have become licensed teachers in nearly every state. It is the only exclusively online teacher education institution to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

WGU's online degree programs focus on the needs of adult learners by providing flexible, technology-based instruction. WGU's competency-based education approach makes it possible for students to complete the requirements for their degree at a quicker pace and accelerate their program based on their prior experience, academic background, and time commitment to study.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded. However, this is a competitive program and scholarships will be awarded based on a candidate's academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency, in addition to other considerations.

For more information or eligibility requirements on the WGU Scholarship for Urban Mathematics and Science Educators, please visit www.wgu.edu/urbaneducator .