The advancement of societies and communities is built on quality education—and particularly the education of children. WGU's Teachers College believes in P–12 teachers and the impact they make. Our curriculum and faculty model are designed to train and inspire educators to achieve success in the classroom, in administration, and as leaders of learning in their communities. Our programs are dedicated to helping current and aspiring teachers pursue their own education in a way that works for their busy lives—allowing them to improve the lives of students in the process.
Recent Teachers College Highlights
- Graduates in 2020: 10,618
- Ensured that all 1,875 students who were in demonstration teaching at the start of the pandemic were able to complete it, despite schools ending face-to-face instruction.
- Ranked #2 nationwide in combined graduate and undergraduate conferrals for students of color and in the top 1% of conferrals of Black and Hispanic/Latinx educators at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, according to the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
- Launched the Professional Core for all initial licensure programs, introducing new courses anchored in social and emotional learning theory and educational technology.
Mark David Milliron
Executive Dean and Senior Vice President, Teachers College
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
J. Aaron Popham
Academic Vice President, Teachers College
Ph.D., Brigham Young University
Stacey Ludwig Johnson
Vice President, Academic Operations, Teachers College
Ph.D., University of Colorado, Denver
As one of the leading sources of teachers at both bachelor's and master's levels, WGU works with state and local school boards, departments of education, and school districts to help meet teacher needs, as well as develop education practices that improve learning. By partnering with
P–12 educators at all levels, WGU is not only a leader in child education but a trusted voice in education and a strong supporter of learning development.
Program Director, STEM Education Research
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Conyers & Associates
President & CEO
President & CEO
Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity
Emeritus Rudy Distinguished Professor of Learning & Cognitive Sciences
Ruth L. Gottesman Prof. in Educ. Research
Wil Del Pilar
Vice President for Higher Education
The Education Trust
George Ann Rice
Planning Team Member
Troops to Education
Professor of Clinical Education
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
Executive Director & CEO
SVP, Workforce Strategies
Strada Education Network
Former Education Chief
Tennessee Department of Education
NEW ESD 101
Davis School District
Willard School District
Aspiring and current teachers come from all kinds of backgrounds. Our goal is to meet our students where they are, then provide them with the education they need to get where they want to be. Our curriculum is based on competencies, which provides flexibility for WGU students to move quickly through material they already know and spend extra time where they need it. And since WGU is online, students can access their course material whenever and wherever they want.