SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, October 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU) will host the National Education Association (NEA) American Education Week 2021 November 15-19, announcing its WGU loves teachers and Become a teacher $ 6 million total scholarship programs for current and future education professionals looking to complete bachelor’s or master’s degrees at Teachers College.
Everyone WGU loves teachers and Become a teacher The scholarship is valued up to $ 4,000 and is designed to help current teachers hone their skills in the classroom or transition to administration, or to help professionals obtain the credentials they need for a rewarding future career as an educator. The nonprofit’s diligence in maintaining lower costs reduces the need for student loans, resulting in average graduate debt that is about half the national average. These scholarships provide significant support to students as they pursue an affordable, high quality educational degree.
“At the WGU we train teachers and managers who are passionate about being committed, caring and differentiating for their students,” said Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of Teachers College at WGU. “We are committed to these scholarships because we know that our country and our communities need educators who can bring empathy with them and Energy, personal connections and Technology competencies to jointly develop teaching and learning for the next generation and make them available on the path of the future. ”
According to data from the US Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), all states and the District of Columbia together report unmet needs of approximately 410,000 teachers for the 2021-22 school year, including elementary, secondary and special education. In order to meet this need, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the teaching staff of the WGU has roles between March 1st, 2020 and October 10th.
Over the past 20 years, WGU’s Teachers College has trained more than 60,000 educators with licensed teachers in all 50 states and currently enrolls more than 33,000 students. The college currently offers 11 undergraduate programs and 20 master’s programs for faculty and executives in the K-12 and higher education sectors. Based on an innovative competency-based educational model that offers a student-centered community of care with a full range of comprehensive support services and specialized teaching staff, the college enables students to complete their courses once they have mastered their skills.
New and enrolling students at the WGU can apply for the WGU loves teachers Scholarship now at wgu.edu/wgulovesteachers and for the Become a teacher Scholarship until December 31, 2021 at wgu.edu/becomeateacher.
The teacher training courses at WGU have been consistently accredited since 2006. They are currently accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), a prestigious combination of accreditations. To learn more about WGU’s Teachers College and its academic programs, visit wgu.edu/online-teaching-degrees.
Founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with the goal of expanding access to quality, affordable online higher education, the nonprofit WGU now serves more than 128,000 students nationwide and has more than 244,000 graduates in all 50 states. As the country’s leading skills-based university driving innovation, WGU has been recognized by the White House, heads of state, employers and students as a model that works in post-secondary education. In just 24 years, the university has become a leading influence in transforming the lives of individuals and families and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and the New York Times. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/impact.