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This site is home to a Learning Community being built to share knowledge. It brings in a wide array of voices and expertise to grow our expanding community of practice and help us continuously learn together. The stories and content that are being shared will catalyze conversations, practice, and policy on next generation teaching and leading. The goal is to inform and inspire stronger and smarter educator-leaders throughout their diverse career paths across the education spectrum. Let’s learn together!

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WGU Teachers College is now the largest college of education in the nation, with more than 63,000 alumni across the U.S. and more than 30,000 active students. WGU’s Teachers College programs have been continuously accredited since 2006. They are currently accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a prestigious combination of accreditations. Read more about the WGU Teachers College here and link to our online, competency-based degree programs from the top of this page.


As author Colleen Wilcox has stated, "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Below are a few short videos intended to uplift and inspire you, and to remind us all that choosing to become a teacher is a remarkable achievement, a gift of servant-leadership, and a cause for celebration. 

Graduate Zhane Dill (above) speaks about her purpose and passion for education through dance, and a community non-profit she uses to change lives. 


Graduate Joshua O'Nishea (above) shares his moving and inspirational journey from extreme hardship through higher ed and ultimately back to the school where he was a student.

Graduate Julie Young (above) tells us what led her to want to become a teacher. See how the changes in her life helped her have empathy for her students.

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