Current and Aspiring Teachers

WGU offers challenging online teaching degree programs for both current and aspiring teachers. Because WGU is a nonprofit, online university founded and supported by the governors of 19 U.S. states, you'll benefit from both superior online degree programs and lower tuition.

WGU’s programs are designed to produce highly competent teachers because our degrees are aligned specifically with state standards throughout the country.

NCATE Accreditation

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WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure, a testament to the fact that WGU graduates "have the knowledge and skills to be effective in helping all students learn."

Read more about our NCATE accreditation

Demonstration Teaching

Each of WGU’s online teacher licensure programs includes student teaching in an actual classroom, ensuring you’ll have the skills and know-how to handle a classroom of your own.

Learn more about the student teaching requirement

Getting Licensed in Your State

The need for new highly qualified teachers is growing. You’ll be in an excellent position to make a huge difference in your community with an online teaching degree from the WGU Teachers College.

Learn more about becoming a certified teacher in your state

Already a Teacher? Click here for online master’s degree programs for already-certified teachers.

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