FAQ for the Teachers College Graduate Programs
Answering your questions about the graduate education programs
Q: Will Texas recognize my degree?
Absolutely! WGU Texas’ master’s degrees are accepted as innovative, leading-edge, credible programs. As part of Western Governors University, all teaching programs at WGU Texas are also NCATE-accredited.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more details.
Q: Is financial aid available?
Yes. As part of Western Governors University, WGU Texas offers federal financial aid. Loans are available to most students, regardless of financial need. Grants that don’t require repayment are also available for those with financial need. You can check into your financial aid eligibility at any time during the admissions process after you complete the admissions application.
Q. How will I complete my degree?
As a WGU Texas student, you take and complete assessments. You’ll prepare for your assessments by engaging various learning resources including textbooks, web tutorials, and courses. You will determine what learning resources are best for you in consultation with your mentor using your personalized Graduation Plan.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor who can explain this program in more depth.
Q: Can I accelerate my progress?
As a WGU Texas student, you progress through your program by passing assessments. In consultation with your mentor, you set the pace at which you prepare for and take the assessments. Consequently, some students with strong academic or career experience in the field are able to go faster than the standard rate of progress. However, doing so isn’t easy. Many of the assessments are quite challenging, and students sometimes overestimate the knowledge they possess when they enter a program. On the other hand, a highly-motivated, self-disciplined individual is precisely the kind of student who does well at WGU Texas.
Speak to an Enrollment Counselor to discuss whether you’re the kind of student who might go faster.
Q: Will this program meet state standards?
Yes. WGU Texas teacher licensure programs meet the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards. More information on TEKS.