Wyoming Teacher Colleges and Degrees Online Guide
Wyoming requires all aspiring teachers to complete an educator preparation program from an accredited school in order to work in the state’s school system. The guide found below is a useful tool for finding teaching schools in Wyoming. In order to find the best option for your individual career goals, this page contains lists of top-rated teaching programs, a table of accredited, state-approved teacher preparation programs, and student reviews. Whether you are looking to start a new career as a teacher or fresh out of college, use this guide to help you find the best teaching program for your individual needs.
- There are 8 colleges and universities with teacher degree programs in Wyoming.1
- 7 schools offer an associate’s degree in education.1
- 2 schools offers a bachelor’s degree in education.1
- 1 school offers a master’s or advanced degree in education.1
- No schools ranked in Princeton Review’s Great Schools for Education Majors 2022.2
- 1 school ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education Programs 2023.3
- 1 school ranked in US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2022.4
- 1 educator preparation program (EPP) is accredited by the NCATE, TEAC, or CAEP.
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Table of Contents
- Teacher Preparation Program Comparison
- Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs
- Select Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees
- Schools with Associate Degrees in Education
- Student Reviews
Comparison of Wyoming Schools with Teacher Preparation Programs
We have designed the following table to help you compare teacher preparation programs in
Wyoming according to various factors. All of the schools included are not-for-profit institutions approved by the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) for the preparation of teachers. Completing a state-approved teacher preparation program is an important step towards earning licensure.
While accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) is not a requirement for licensure, it is included in the following table as CAEP provides a highly-regarded accreditation that is accepted in many states.
You will also find data on teacher preparation program enrollment, completion, and licensing exam pass rates by institution, for both traditional and alternative programs, for the 2019-2020 academic year in this table. These data points are collected from annual US Department of Education records under Title II (Teacher Quality) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), which provides for reporting that holds institutions and state departments of education accountable for increasing academic achievement through improvements in teacher quality. Traditional teacher preparation programs are usually completed as part of a bachelor’s degree program. Alternative certification programs are typically designed for career changers looking to enter the field and lead to a postgraduate certificate or a master’s degree. Many schools in our table offer both traditional and alternative programs. Take a look at our Wyoming traditional and alternative certification guides for more information.
Finally, we have provided the net price per year for undergraduate tuition, based on the cost of attendance (tuition, books, room and board, and related expenses) for students who qualify for in-state tuition and fees, less the average financial aid award (including grants and scholarships).
|State-Approved School||CAEP Accred.?5||Trad. Teacher Program Enrollment6||Trad. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers6||Trad. Licensing Exams Pass Rate6||Alt. Teacher Program Enrollment6||Alt. Teacher Prep Prog. Completers6||Alt. Licensing Exams Pass Rate6||Net Price1|
|University of Wyoming||Yes||791||247||78%||—||—||—||$10,452|
- — indicates none or not applicable.
- N.Av. indicates data was not available or pass rates were omitted for confidentiality.
Top-Ranked Schools with Education Programs in Wyoming
US News & World Report’s Best Graduate Education Programs 2023
- University of Wyoming (#153 tie)
US News & World Report’s Best Online Graduate Education Programs 2022
- University of Wyoming (#214 tie)
Select Wyoming Schools with Teacher Preparation Degrees
Laramie County Community College (LCCC) has its main campus in Cheyenne and provides students the ability to complete many of the requirements for a bachelor’s degree at a lower cost and smaller class size via an associate’s degree. At LCCC, the education department offers two Associate of Arts (AA) degrees. The AA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education degree is for students who wish to teach in an elementary K-6 setting, while the AA in Secondary Education is for students wishing to teach grades 7-12. Both degrees are offered on the Cheyenne campus and online, allowing students the flexibility to study from anywhere. Students who complete these degrees will still need to transfer to a college or university with a bachelor’s program to become licensed as a teacher; however, LCCC has agreements with universities such as Valley City State University in North Dakota to help students make that transfer easier.
The University of Wyoming (UW) College of Education offers a wide variety of programs to prepare students for a career in education. For undergraduate students, UW offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Early Education and a BA dual-major in Early Education & Special Education. Students who wish to become certified middle or high school teachers major in Secondary Education along with the subject that they intend to teach, including English, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Secondary Science, and Social Studies. Students can also receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agricultural Education or become part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) online-only program in Secondary Career & Technical Education. All graduate degrees are offered online, including the Master of Arts (MA) in Education and the Doctor of Education (EdD) in???. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Curriculum and Instruction is largely online but includes an in-person residency requirement. For students seeking teaching endorsements, UW offers Birth to Five, Birth to Eight, Early Childhood Special Education, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Literacy options. UW also offers graduate certificates in Teaching Elementary Education and Teaching Secondary Education; some of the units taken in these programs count towards a graduate degree at UW. Finally, the school offers an alternative licensure pathway for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in another subject, preparing them for state licensure as a teacher.
Schools with Associate Degrees in Education
While a bachelor’s degree is the minimum educational level required to qualify for state certification, an associate’s degree can be the first step towards a career in education. It can qualify graduates for careers in non-licensed roles in early childhood education, after-school care, and related areas. The credits earned from an accredited associate degree program can also typically be transferred towards a bachelor’s degree. The following Alabama schools offer associate’s degrees in education.1 Schools with an asterisk (*) also offer four-year teaching programs and/or alternative route to certification programs.
125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601
Central Wyoming College
2660 Peck Ave
Riverton, WY 82501
Eastern Wyoming College
3200 West C St
Torrington, WY 82240
Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Dr
Cheyenne, WY 82007
Northern Wyoming Community College District–Sheridan
1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
231 W 6th St
Powell, WY 82435
Western Wyoming Community College
2500 College Dr
Rock Springs, WY 82901
125 College Dr
Casper, WY 82601
University of Wyoming
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
1. National Center for Education Statistics College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/
2. The Princeton Review. The Best 385 Colleges, 2022 Edition. The Princeton Review, 2021.
3. US News & World Report Best Graduate Education Schools 2023: https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-education-schools/edu-rankings
4. US News & World Report Best Online Graduate Education Schools 2022: https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/education/rankings
5. Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP): http://caepnet.org/provider-search
6. US Department of Education 2021 Title II Report: https://title2.ed.gov/Public/Home.aspx