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As an online, nonprofit university, WGU Washington is able to offer accredited, affordable, competency-based degree programs in teacher education, business, information technology, and healthcare (including nursing).
WTIA has designated WGU Washington as its exclusive service provider of teacher education programs.
"The WTIA is excited to partner with the state’s leading online university, WGU Washington. Through WGU's unique and highly accessible program offerings, our members now have the ability to efficiently obtain the requisite licensing to teach STEM-related curricula in K-12. Connecting experienced tech professionals with future generations interested in STEM fields is a necessary step forward if we are to develop and retain technical talent in Washington."
— Mike Monroe, COO
Washington Technology Industry Association
With the assistance of over $15 million in grants from the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, WGU Washington offers challenging online teaching degree programs for both current and aspiring teachers. WGU's teacher education degree programs also have the same accreditation as state universities and private colleges.
#1 in STEM Education
WGU is the largest educator of math and science teachers in the U.S., conferring 5% of the nation's baccalaureate and 15% of the nation's master's degrees in STEM teaching. According to a report by higher education research and consulting firm Eduventures, in 2012, WGU was the top overall producer of STEM teaching graduates and led the nation in the following specific degree areas:
Ranked #1 by NCTQ
Out of 2,400 programs nationwide, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently ranked WGU's secondary math education program was ranked #1 in the nation and WGU's elementary education program #16.
In concordance with Western Governors University, WGU Washington's Teachers College received unconditional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure.
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation
In addition to bachelor's and master's degree programs in education, WGU Washington offers four post-baccalaureate programs for people who already have a bachelor's degree, but would like to become a licensed teacher.
WGU Washington's Information Technology degree programs help you earn relevant IT certifications as part of your degree.
Respected certifications are built-in to your degree program at no extra cost to you—you'll save time and money on your way to a fulfilling career.
Our online IT degrees ideally fit today's challenging IT world, incorporating the latest industry-recognized certifications directly into many of our programs, including:
WGU Washington is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU Washington is half the cost of other online universities.
While our low, flat-rate tuition is designed to make a college degree affordable, there are times responsible borrowing is still a good choice. WGU Washington is approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU Washington also maintains a robust scholarship program through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and special government appropriations. Visit the scholarship page to see a current list of open scholarships.
WGU Washington's rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners ready to earn a degree and advance their career. Unlike traditional and other online universities, WGU Washington doesn't award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study and the use of learning resources, you master the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success.
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU Washington is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life's other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.
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