SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The Western Governors University (WGU) College of Teachers will mark the National Education Association’s (NEA) American Education Week 2021 from 15-19 November by announcing its WGU loves teachers and Become a teacher scholarship programs, totaling $ 6 million, for current and future education professionals who wish to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degree programs at Teachers College.
Each WGU loves teachers and Become a teacher The scholarship is valued at $ 4,000 and designed to help current teachers improve their skills in the classroom or transition to administration, or to help professionals earn the credentials required for a future rewarding career as an educator. The nonprofit organization’s diligence in keeping costs lower reduces the need for student borrowing, resulting in an average graduate debt that is about half the national average. These scholarships will provide students with significant assistance in the pursuit of an affordable and high quality educational degree.
“At WGU, we build teachers and leaders who are passionate about being engaging, caring, and making a difference educators for their students,” said Dr. Mark Milliron, Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of Teachers College by WGU. “We are getting involved in these scholarships because we know that our country and our communities need educators who can bring empathy. and energy, personal relationships and technological skills, together to develop and deliver next-generation teaching and learning on the road ahead. ”
According to data from the US Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), all states and the District of Columbia collectively report an unmet need of approximately 410,000 teachers for the 2021-2022 school year, including elementary, secondary and special education levels. To help meet this need, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, WGU’s Teachers College graduated more than 16,700 students nationwide between March 1, 2020 and September 10, 2021 who became teachers. approved or have advanced in their school head. the roles.
Over the past 20 years, WGU Teachers College has graduated over 60,000 educators with licensed teachers in all 50 states and currently hosts over 33,000 students. The college currently offers 11 bachelor’s and 20 master’s programs for K-12 and higher education teachers and leaders. Based on an innovative competency-based education model that provides a student-centered community of care with a full range of comprehensive support services and a dedicated faculty, the college enables students to advance in their courses as soon as they are ‘they demonstrate mastery of their skills.
New WGU students who enroll can apply for the WGU loves teachers purse now at wgu.edu/wgulovesteachers, and for the Become a teacher scholarship until December 31, 2021 at wgu.edu/becomeateacher.
WGU Teachers College programs have been continuously accredited since 2006. They are currently accredited by both the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Readiness (CAEP) and the Association for the Advancement of Preparation Quality. of educators (AAQEP), a prestigious combination of accreditations. To learn more about WGU Teachers College and its academic programs, visit wgu.edu/online-teaching-degrees.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. Governors with a mission to expand access to high quality and affordable higher education, the online nonprofit WGU now serves more than 128,000 students nationwide and has more than 244 000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading skills-based university, 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 major influence in changing the lives of individuals and families and in preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly changing economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Enterprises, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/impact.