To help meet the urgent nationwide need for educators, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Education in Instructional Design (MEDID). This program prepares individuals who already hold a teaching license with the research fundamentals, evaluation procedures, and instructional design skills necessary to earn a master’s degree. This M.Ed. Instructional Design program focuses on a wide range of curriculum development skills, including when to adjust learning environments for individuals and how to use a variety of techniques to measure learning. Graduates will be prepared for successful careers in both the public and private sectors.
WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. With unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from the competency-based learning model, which lets them pass most courses as quickly as they prove mastery of the material, making it possible to accelerate their progress and potentially graduate faster. Additionally, Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.
*WGU cannot currently accept applicants who are residents of California.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Western Governors University is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Interview, Official College Transcript(s)
The WGU Teachers College is the first competency-based online university to receive accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Additionally, the teacher licensure programs offered through the WGU Teachers College have been awarded full accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) through June 30, 2026.