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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review for seven consecutive years.

WGU Loves Teachers

Students need great teachers. We can help you become one. Scholarships available.

More than ever before, students need great teachers. They need you. That's why WGU is determined to help more people further their education. Whether you are a current or aspiring teacher, now is the perfect time to take the leap, help students, and advance your teaching career with a CAEP-accredited degree from WGU:
  • Scholarship eligibility. Our tuition is already about half the price of most other online universities. You can save even more if you are awarded a Teacher Appreciation Scholarship!
  • The respected degree that’s right for you. More than 30 AAQEP- and CAEP-accredited programs for current or aspiring teachers, recognized in all 50 states.
  • A smarter path. Competency-based, so you’re in the driver’s seat. You also enjoy personalized faculty support from your own Program Mentor.

Find your teaching degree at WGU.

WGU teacher education program ranked #1 by NCTQ.

Learn to be the best from the best.

NCTQ Top Ranked Accreditation 2017
NCATE Teacher Preparation Accreditation
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ACBSP Accredited Programs

As a nonprofit university, WGU puts students first. Earn your degree for half what you'd pay at other online universities.

WGU is half the cost of other online nonprofit universities and colleges WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.
  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low flat fee.

Spend less with flat-rate tuition.

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!



Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $145 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources, saving you thousands. Non-refundable $65 one-time application fee. Program fees and other fees: Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.


Learn, prove it, move on.

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!



Your success is our job.

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you, to the faculty mentors who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

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Smaller investment, bigger returns.

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

What's it like to be a WGU student?

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