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This site is home to the growing WGU Learning Community for educators and leaders. This content-rich community of practice offers a wide array of voices and expertise to inspire stronger and smarter educator-leaders throughout the many diverse career paths across the education landscape.
Whether classroom teaching, leading as administrators or school board members in K12, higher education faculty and leaders, or as members of the myriad education pathways - from learning experience design to foundations, government relations, policy, and workforce eduation - we aspire to share knowledge and learn together so that we can all succeed in all of the education endeavors to which we are committed.
Let's learn together!
The School of Education is comprised of the Teachers College and the College of General Education. The WGU School of Education is a champion of next-generation teaching, learning, and leading. We are the largest non-profit School of Education in the U.S., and the right choice for rising and striving teachers, learners, and leaders who want to advance their pathways to opportunity and their ability to make a difference in the lives of others.
As part of our competency-based model led by expert faculty, students will gain a working understanding of mastery-based education, online/blended instruction, next-gen teaching and learning, and the strategic use of new, emerging educational technologies to prepare them for their careers.
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.