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STEM Education Is Your Passion. It's Our Passion Too.

Each year, hundreds of new science and math teachers nationwide earn a degree and their teacher certification online with WGU. With bachelor’s, postbaccalaureate, and MAT options, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. Here are some of the many reasons more aspiring STEM teachers choose WGU than any other U.S. school.

A Respected STEM Degree Does Not Have to Be Expensive

WGU's STEM licensure prep degrees are CAEP- and AAQEP-accredited and approved for teacher licensure. Coursework at WGU is designed with input from industry leaders, so what you’re taught is aligned with employer needs.

High-Quality Education

WGU is a top conferrer of STEM degrees that is partnered with Beyond100K. WGU joins nonprofits, government agencies, companies, and foundations to combat challenges and prepare more teachers for STEM teaching positions nationwide.

Achievable. Affordable. Flexible.

Personalized pacing. 24/7 access to your program. One-on-one faculty guidance. Placement support for student teaching. Low tuition charged per term, not per credit (so graduating faster costs less). You can do this!

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized™

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.

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Earn Your Degree for about Half the Cost of Other 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 about 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.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 48% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

**WGU undergraduate students have approximately half the debt at graduation compared to the national average, according to the Institute for College Access and Success (2022).

Spend Less with Flat-Rate Tuition

Undergraduate
School of Education undergraduate program tuition

$3,825

Graduate
School of Education graduate program tuition

$3,975

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources.

Undergraduate
School of Education undergraduate program tuition

$3,825

Graduate
School of Education graduate program tuition

$3,975

Tuition rates effective September 1, 2023. Costs are per six-month term. Tuition covers unlimited courses per term. 
All programs: $200 per-term Resource Fee covers e-textbooks and learning resources.

COST & TIME

Online and Affordable

By charging per six-month term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

Note: The cost calculator is based on rates for undergraduate programs in the WGU Teachers College.

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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!

MORE SUPPORT

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.

GREATER VALUE

Smaller investment, bigger returns.

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are about half of what you’d pay at other online universities.* It means graduating with little or 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.

*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 48% lower than the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Systems in 2022. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.

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