Western Governors University

4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Program Details

The M.A. in Teaching, English (5-12) is a great way for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree—preferably in English—to become certified middle or high school teachers and earn their master’s degree at the same time. 
 
This challenging program provides you with the essential skills, knowledge, foundations of teaching, and teaching practices you need to become an effective school teacher. At the same time, the program incorporates additional elements necessary to earn a master’s degree. As part of this program, you will also complete a supervised student teaching segment which is designed to give you invaluable in-classroom experience.

WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure.

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.
  • Accredited—Western Governors University is 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.

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    Program Overview

    • Degree Level:
      Master
    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
    • Completion Time:
      4
    • Tuition Basis :
      Per Term
    • In State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Out of State Rate:
      $2,890.00
    • Additional Fees :
      $580.00
    • Fees Overview :

      Resource Fee (per 6-month term): $145

    • Estimated Degree Cost - In State:
      $12,140.00
    • Estimated Degree Cost - Out Of State:
      $12,140.00
    • International Students Accepted:
      No
    • Accelerated Degree:
      Yes

    Requirements

    The program requires the completion of 30 competency units (CUs), the equivalent to the traditional credit hour.

    To be admitted into this Teachers College program, you need to submit an official transcript verifying receipt of a baccalaureate degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a regionally accredited institution. You are also required to possess a current, valid teaching license. WGU recommends, but does not require, six credit hours (one year) of college-level foreign language study. However, students are expected to fulfill their state’s specific language requirements before starting the program.

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

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