Championing Next-Generation Teaching, Learning, and Leading
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.
The School of Education is comprised of the Teachers College and the College of General Education.
College of General Education
WGU’s College of General Education is ideal for any college-going learner who wants a transformational learning experience so they can advance successfully on their degree plan and educational pathway to opportunity. This college is at the forefront of providing next-generation arts and sciences learning. Our College of General Education powers the professions in 86 degree programs across WGU’s Schools of Business, Education, Health, and Information Technologies. This dedicated team of caring, empathetic faculty serves approximately 75,000 students throughout WGU.
Our highly-relevant curriculum is grounded in 21st-century, workforce-based, market-driven skills and stacking credentials. This work teaches students how to think critically, communicate effectively, lead graciously, and solve abstractly as they are presented with new knowledge and challenges to ‘connect the dots’ by thinking across subjects. These learning experiences benefit students throughout their degree pathways and as they build resilience to successfully navigate evolving careers and life journeys.
How We Help You Succeed
Renewing Education’s Promise
Our deep connection to the workforce helps students advance their careers and see a strong return on their educational investment—including social impact. We are not only preparing students with relevant, updated, applicable content and knowledge but also helping build their emotional intelligence and ethics so they can be successful, even in times of uncertainty and change.
WGU’s unique model enables tailored experiences and tiered comprehensive support services that help students succeed. We meet students where they are and help them get to where they want to go, with flexible scheduling within each six-month term.
Affordable, Accredited Higher Education
We effectively manage our operation so we can offer low-cost, flat-rate tuition that gives our graduates the freedom to pursue their professional passion without the burden of student loan debt. In addition, we awarded $7.9 million dollars in scholarships to Teachers College students in the fiscal year 2022.
Expanding Access and Removing Barriers
The WGU School of Education is committed to removing barriers to make higher education possible for all, regardless of their individual circumstances, so that all students can have a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work.
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.