WGU Washington’s Teacher Preparation Program Earns Top Honors

WGU Washington’s teacher preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). NCTQ has ranked Western Governors University’s secondary teacher preparation program as the top program in the nation out of 2,400 programs listed in its Teacher Prep Review 2014. Additionally, the online university’s elementary teacher preparation program ranked 16th in the nation.

The report cited WGU’s commitment to its students and focus on quality when outlining what sets the program apart. According to the report, Western Governors University “had nearly perfect scores across the board.” The online training program is accessible to aspiring teachers across the nation. The report also stated, “Western Governors University places staff in every state who carefully oversee the delivery of a strong student teaching experience.”

“As a long time leader in education, I recognize the tremendous significance of this honor for WGU Washington,” said Dr. Gary Livingston, the former chancellor of the Community Colleges of Spokane and superintendent of the Spokane Public Schools. “The top ranking validates the university’s online, competency-based approach to teacher preparation. WGU Washington focuses on demonstrating mastery of the skills and knowledge effective teachers need, with a strong emphasis on a meaningful student teaching experience, ensuring all graduates are classroom-ready on day one.”

WGU was one of only 10 institutions named to the top lists for both elementary and secondary teacher education. It is also the first exclusively online university to earn accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education for its teacher preparation programs.

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