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Great Training and Low Tuition Entice Future Science Teachers

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Now is the best time in recent history to become a science teacher.

Currently, a shortage of math and science teachers is prevalent in junior high and high schools across the nation.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics regarding teaching jobs, there are  ” . . . particularly good prospects for teachers in high-demand fields like math, science, and bilingual education . . . ”

In answer to this need for specialized teachers, one of America’s favorite universities, Western Governors University (WGU), has expanded its degree offerings for those aspiring to be science teachers.  WGU is the only online school accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

For those who aspire to teach biology, chemistry, physics, general science, or earth science, Western Governors University offers a panacea of flexible, competency-based online degree programs using the latest in distance-learning technology.

Western Governors University now offers 10 accredited science education degrees at bargain-basement costs. And the undergraduate tuition of $2,890 for each 6 months is among the lowest tuition of any 4-year university in the U.S.

However, quality has not been compromised in this non-profit school’s quest to provide the training necessary for tomorrow’s science teachers.

WGU was founded by the governors of 19 states and continues to uphold the high academic standards that have ruled the school since its inception. It is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, a major accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education.

It is also supported by 20 major corporations — including Google, Zions Bank, Hewlett Packard, AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, J.Willard and & Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Dell Computer, Hospital Corporation of America, Qwest and Sun Microsystems.

According the the National Education Association (NEA), the average teacher’s salary in California is $59,345 per year; and beginning salaries are approximately $37,645. Like most states, there is a shortage of science teachers.

Western Governors University is in an e-learning league of its own – exhibiting the unusual combination of a high quality education with low tuition rates.

So remember, now is the time to pounce on this opportunity to combine science and teaching into a fulfilling and rewarding career.

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