WGU Student Newsletter July 2014

So much for the lazy days of summer! While you're hard at work making progress toward your degree, the media and other national organizations have been busy buzzing about WGU. All the recent recognitions and reporting translate to greater and greater national awareness of your university—adding even more value to your degree, not to mention boosting that Night Owl pride!


WGU Teacher-Prep Program #1 in the Nation

Out of 2,400 programs nationwide, WGU's teacher-prep program for middle- and high-school teachers was named best in the nation by the National Council on Teacher Quality!

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See what Vox has to say about our ranking »


Your University Dominates the Headlines

The topics—from competency-based education to online proctoring to our innovative ways of making college more affordable—are as varied as the news organizations writing about us. The one consistent thread: WGU continues to garner attention nationwide, 17 years after our launch!

Money: "Degrees on the Cheap!" »
Businessweek: "New Teaching Structure Could Make College More Affordable" »
ABC Fusion: "Online Proctoring at WGU" »
NPR: "Free College for All: Dream, Promise, or Fantasy?" »


New Master's in Accounting Degree Program

If you are currently working on your B.S. in Accounting or know someone who is interested in becoming a CPA or otherwise advancing in the field, this news is for you: Announcing the brand-new M.S. in Accounting degree!

Learn about the new MAcc »


#WGUGrad Social Media Guide

Whether it's Twitter or Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram, we're celebrating Summer Commencement 2014 on social media—and if you use the #WGUGrad hashtag, you could win big!

Start hashtaggin'! »


Mentor Advice: 7 Behaviors of High-Performing Students

Sure you make weekly goals, but how do you think about them? Are you more likely to use the word "try" or "will"? How do you make the most of your mentor calls? College of Business Student Mentor Tim Callahan has seven excellent tips for being the best student you can be.

Boost your performance »


For Teachers: TV in the Classroom

The "boob tube" isn't always a waste of time. When used well, TV can make a great teaching companion in the classroom.

Get strategies for using TV to teach »
Learn about four great educational TV programs »


Night Owl Profile

Portrait of a Night Owl (Infographic)

Ever wonder what makes your fellow WGU students tick? What their work and family lives are like? How they spend their free time? Whether they actually HAVE any free time? Check out this new infographic that pulls together some interesting facts about the Night Owl student body.

View the infographic »


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