Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is an online, nonprofit university focused on you, the student. Our tuition is affordable—around half the cost of for-profit universities—and we offer NCATE-accredited bachelor's and master’s degrees in mathematics, science, special education, ELL/ESL, and other critical teaching disciplines. 

A teacher’s time is valuable. Make the most of yours by earning your bachelor's or master’s degree on your schedule and within your budget at WGU!

Find out why WGU is great for teachers:

  • Nationally, regionally, and NCATE accredited
  • Lower flat-rate tuition: about $6,000 per year
  • Ranked No. 1 by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
  • Supportive mentor system focused on your success
  • Measures competency, not seat time, through rigorous assessments
  • Online, nonprofit university

In partnership with the NEA Academy, WGU proudly offers NEA members an exclusive opportunity to obtain a WGU NEA Academy Partner Scholarship. Multiple applicants seeking to earn a master’s degree in education will be awarded up to $2,400 in program assistance!

Additional WGU Benefits for NEA Members:

  • Application fee waiver ($65 savings)
  • 5% tuition discount
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