Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

November 22, 2014
Post-Baccalaureate Teacher

You’ll pay the same low tuition each 6-month term, regardless of how many courses you complete. If you accelerate your degree program, you’ll pay less for your degree.

Tuition and Fees

For this program, you'll be expected to complete 8 competency units (credit hours) per term – each course generally represents three or four competency units. Because we allow you to complete extra courses at no extra cost, you may be able to increase the value of your program by dedicating extra time to your studies.

WGU's online Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program is designed to be affordable for hard-working adults with bills to pay. A comparable degree at a traditional university can cost anywhere from $15, 000 to $30, 000. A typical two-year post-baccalaureate degree program at WGU is less than $13, 000.

Teacher education programs may include additional fees, including ones for take home labs, demonstration teaching, and/or the educational leadership practicum.

  • $2, 890: Tuition per 6-Month Term
  • $1, 000: One-Time Demonstration Teaching Fee
  • $145: Resource Fee per 6-Month Term
  • $65: One-Time Application Fee

WGU Is Half The Cost

WGU’s Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program in Elementary Education (K-8) is about half the cost of a comparable program at another online university.

Tuition Comparison: Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Prep Program Elementary Education (K-8) degree

WGU Drexel Online
$2, 890 per six month term.
If it takes two years = $11, 560
PreK-4: 42 credit hours x $843 per credit = $35, 406

*Note: This chart is for illustration only and reflects the tuition information made public by other institutions and WGU’s standard tuition of $2, 890 per term as of February 1, 2015. Tuition for the MBA and nursing programs is higher at $3, 250 per term. Actual rates will vary depending on the number of terms needed to complete the program. Check the website for the most current tuition information.

Compare WGU tuition to tuition at other schools
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