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Heroes Wanted. Be a Leader in the Classroom.

WGU is proud to offer the $4,000 Become a Teacher scholarship. Apply for admission FREE today and learn more about how to apply for this scholarship.

Celebrating Teachers with Affordable, Flexible Degree Programs

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. Initial licensure degree programs are under $7,000 per year. Take as many courses as you can per six-month term.
  • Scholarships available. We're celebrating the hard work of educators by offering the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship—valued at up to $4,000—toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in education.
  • Teach anywhere in the U.S. More than 30 AAQEP- and CAEP-accredited programs for current or aspiring teachers prepare you for licensure in any of the 50 states.
  • A smarter path. Complete most courses as quickly as you master the material and potentially graduate faster—saving even more money.
  • On your own, but not alone. Enjoy personalized faculty support from a dedicated 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

Accredited, Respected,

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized.

Earn Your Degree for About Half of the Cost of Other Online Universities*

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!


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.


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.


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.