Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program (K-8)
Western Governors University

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Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program (K-8)

The Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program in Elementary Education (K–8) is a great way for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree—preferably in a liberal arts field—to become certified elementary school teachers.

This challenging program provides you with the essential skills and knowledge you need in effective teaching practices and foundations of teaching to become an effective elementary school teacher. As part of this program, you will also complete a supervised student teaching component designed to give you invaluable in-classroom experience.

Western Governors University is:

• Challenging—The ideal student is a motivated self-starter who can commit at least 15 to 20 hours per week to their studies.
• NCATE Accredited—WGU is the first exclusively online teacher education institute to be approved by NCATE. The university is also regionally accredited.
• Affordable and Nonprofit—Tuition is less than half the cost of other reputable online universities. Your tuition goes toward your education, not to shareholders.
• Competency Based—An innovative learning model, designed for adult learners like you, that measures learning, not time spent in class.
• Respected—Your degree coursework is relevant and up-to-date because it’s designed and developed in collaboration with industry experts.
• Flexible and Online—With no set class times, you can log in and learn anytime, anywhere.

AccreditationThe Teachers College at WGU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)—the first exclusively online teacher education institution to achieve this distinction.
RequirementsApplicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree.
Delivery FormatOnline and a variety of other distance learning methods
Education LevelCourse
Cost Per CreditCurrently, tuition for most degree programs at WGU is $2,890 per six-month term. WGU's MBA and Nursing programs' tuition is currently $3,250 per six-month term.