Wyoming Teacher Education Programs

(found programs from 3 schools)

WY Dept of Education:
http://www.k12.wy.us/
Teacher Certification in WY:
Wyoming Teacher Certification Info

Follow the links below to find schools offering different types of teacher education programs in Wyoming. If you are trying to become a teacher, and you plan on working in Wyoming, you should definitely take a look at the Department of Education's website. The individual states make a lot of their own decisions about how teachers need to be prepared.

Also, as a rule, you should contact multiple schools if you are seriously considering going back for a degree or certificate in education. There can sometimes be very significant differences in tuition, admissions requirements, and so on, even between schools that you might think are very similar. So, it's always a good idea to contact a number of schools and do a little comparison shopping.

Overview

Obtained through the Louisiana Purchase and treaties with Britain and Mexico, Wyoming is home to rugged mountains and the world’s first national park. Yellowstone, famous for its geysers, was established in 1872. In 1869, Wyoming was the first to give women the right to vote, and in 1925, it elected the nation’s first female governor. On the education front, the state is, today, trying to reform its policies to raise education standards.

Teacher Education in Wyoming

There are only a couple of schools to choose from. The available subject areas cover most of the more popular fields and their is opportunity for graduate study both on the master’s and doctoral levels. Scholarships are offered through the University of Wyoming Department of Education.

Teaching Careers in Wyoming

Teachers in Wyoming earn anywhere from $47,000 to $56,000 a year, according to 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salaries may be higher for teachers in underserved schools or those teaching high-need subjects. Special education teachers may earn even more, up to $58,000 annually.

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