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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review year after year.

Shaping the Minds of the Future with an Affordable, Flexible Teaching Degree

WGU Loves Teachers

At a time when our country needs educators more than ever, WGU is committed to helping teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals pursue their goals of advancing their education with less of the financial burdens associated with going back to school. 

  • Affordable Tuition. Tuition for all initial licensure degree programs is just $6,950 per year. You can save even more if you are awarded the $4,000 WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship, which is available to all new WGU students seeking a bachelor's or master's degree in education.
  • Teach anywhere in the U.S. More than 30 AAQEP- and CAEP-accredited programs for current or aspiring teachers that prepare your for licensure in any of the 50 states.
  • A smarter path. Competency-based education model puts you in the driver’s seat. Complete most courses as quickly as you master the material and potentially graduate faster. 
  • On your own but not alone. You can also enjoy personalized faculty support from your own Program Mentor, helping you navigate your way from enrollment to graduation

Now is the perfect time to fulfill your dream of becoming a teacher or earning your graduate degree in education. Apply free!

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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As a Nonprofit University, WGU Puts Students First—Earn Your Degree for About 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.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
  • 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 rates effective August 1, 2021. 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.

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