Contemplating a career in education, but worried about the potential cost and time of going back to school? WGU Nevada is here to help. Thanks in part to the State of Nevada Department of Education’s “Teach Nevada” program, our online, competency-based university is currently offering 18 full-ride scholarships to newly enrolled students seeking teaching degrees. That is $325,000 in available funds to help those like you pursue your dreams of becoming a teacher.
Fully accredited, our Teachers College has more than 700 students currently enrolled and 695 graduates to date – that’s hundreds of well-prepared new teachers ready to fill vacancies in a state that desperately needs more educators in the classrooms. Our Teachers College programs are affordable, with tuition about $3,000 per term, charged at a flat rate, regardless of the number of courses completed. Time is a factor for anyone who wishes to go back to school while juggling the demands of everyday life. At WGU Nevada, our competency-based learning model allows students to study and learn on their schedule, moving quickly through what they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn. This allows many students to accelerate their studies, finishing faster, which saves not only time, but money.
Scholarships will be awarded throughout the year and offered to students who apply and meet the requirements, however with only 18 slots available, interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To be eligible, scholarship applicants must be officially admitted to WGU, complete the scholarship application, and be interviewed by a WGU scholarship counselor.
WGU Nevada is committed to helping fill the need for dedicated, high-quality teachers here in Nevada. I encourage you to learn more about WGU Nevada and our Teachers College by clicking here.
This post was written by Spencer Stewart, Chancellor of WGU Nevada.