AUSTIN, Texas, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5, 2017, and WGU Texas is celebrating the educators in the Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20) with a Teacher Appreciation Scholarship. Through April 30, 2017, ESC-20 employees, partner school districts and charter schools are eligible to apply for one of five scholarships worth up to $2,000 each, applied toward tuition in any of WGU Texas' 31 Teachers College degree programs.
WGU Texas and ESC-20 established a strategic partnership in 2016 with the goal of providing pathways to high-quality educational opportunities that support educators and address the statewide teacher shortage. In addition to the scholarship, WGU Texas offers a five percent tuition discount to all ESC-20 employees. More information about the partnership is available on both the WGU Texas texas.wgu.edu/ESC20 and ESC-20 websites.
WGU Texas' Teachers College offers programs that are accredited though Western Governors University by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU was also ranked No. 1 by the National Council on Teacher Quality, rating higher than 1,100 other programs across the nation.
In addition to its proven quality, WGU Texas' Teachers College degree programs are affordable — about $6,000 per year for most programs. Also, the competency-based model allows students a flexible study pace, allowing them to accelerate their studies and complete their degrees faster.
About WGU Texas
WGU Texas is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Texans' access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Texas and nationally-recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas is open to all qualified Texas residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.
Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).*
Learn more at texas.wgu.edu or call 1-877-214-7011.
*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington, DC 20036, 202-877-6791).
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