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Western Governors University, in cooperation with Charter Schools USA, is proud to offer special benefits for employees of Charter Schools USA.
As an online, nonprofit university, WGU is able to offer accredited, affordable, competency-based degree programs in teacher education, business, information technology, and healthcare (including nursing).
With the assistance of over $15 million in grants from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, WGU offers challenging online teaching degree programs for both current and aspiring teachers. WGU’s teacher education degree programs also have the same accreditation as state universities and private colleges.
The WGU Teachers College received unconditional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure.
Top-Ranked for Quality and Value
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) in 2017 placed WGU’s Teachers College in the top 1% nationwide for the quality of its secondary teacher-preparation programs. This follows several other NCTQ recognitions for WGU, including the nation’s #1 best value for teacher education in 2015 and the only online university on the NCTQ Honor Roll in 2014.
WGU is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU is half the cost of other online universities.
While our low, flat-rate tuition is designed to make a college degree affordable, there are times responsible borrowing is still a good choice. WGU is approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU also maintains a robust scholarship program through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and special government appropriations. Visit the scholarship page to see a current list of open scholarships.
WGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners ready to earn a degree and advance their career. Unlike traditional and other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study and the use of learning resources, you master the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success.
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material and study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our self-paced approach allows for extensive personalization of your program so it fits into your busy schedule.
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