Western Governors University

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education


4001 700 E #700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education

Format: Online

Program Description:

To help meet the urgent nationwide need for elementary school teachers, WGU offers an affordable, accredited, online Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education. The program prepares students to earn a teaching license and a master’s degree. Curriculum includes theoretical and practical application of teaching methodology, lesson planning, and classroom management. A 12–20 week in-classroom teaching experience is incorporated. The M.A. in Teaching, Elementary Education is designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor’s degree, and leads initial teacher licensure in any of the 50 states. WGU’s School of Education is CAEP-accredited.

WGU holds the same accreditation as many state universities. We offer low, flat-rate tuition that’s about half what students pay at other online universities. With our unparalleled online flexibility, students can complete most of their coursework whenever and wherever works best for their schedule. Students also benefit from our 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. Faculty Mentors work one-on-one with WGU students, providing dedicated coaching, guidance, and support from enrollment through graduation.


Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), CCNE (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify. Aid includes federal Pell Grants and both subsidized and unsubsidized federal Direct Student Loans.

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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