School and Ranking Information
Three schools within 50 miles of Cheyenne have programs related to teacher education. Two of the schools are 2-year public schools, and they mainly offer certificates and associate degrees. The top school, chosen based on its national rankings, offers a number of different awards. The following school is the top school in the area to study teacher education:
- Winner : The University of Wyoming (UW), located about 46 miles west of Cheyenne in the town of Laramie, serves students from every U.S. state and more than 75 countries. The school is nationally ranked in the top 100 public schools for 2015. The school offers graduate degrees and a certificate in teaching and educational leadership through the College of Education.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Wyoming|
|Rankings||Tied for #88 in Top Public Schools (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2014-2015)||$4,646 (in-state), $14,876 (out-of-state)*|
|Teacher Education Degrees Offered||Certificate, Master's, Doctorate**|
|Teacher Education Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2013||86**|
|Most Popular Teacher Education Degree Level in 2013||Master's**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||54%**|
|Noteworthy||School offers innovative and flexible methods for taking courses: in person, video chat, and online options are available|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of Wyoming
- 7 different scholarship funds dedicated to helping students with tuition
- Only a 1-month wait for a decision after the education program application deadline
- Master's degree program is primarily built around a practical internship
UW's College of Education features five departments and an array of programs to train teachers and educators at all levels. The Department of Professional Studies has educational leadership programs designed for those who want to become school administrators or teach at the university level. Options include a master's degree, a certificate and two doctoral degrees.
The Master of Arts in Education - Educational Leadership program is for those with teaching experience. The courses prepare students to become school principals, supervisors or superintendents. This program is structured around supervised internships and intensive leadership courses.
The Certificate for Principal Endorsement requires a master's degree in educational leadership or a closely related field. Curriculum consists of the same core courses as the master's degree above, in addition to a supervised internship. To receive the K-12 principal endorsement, students must also have at least three years of Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB)-approved teaching experience.
The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program maintains goals of professional leadership and scholarly research. Participants are those with a master's degree and teaching experience who wish to move into administrative positions such as superintendent. Studies and research encompass diversity in education, communications, proposal writing and curriculum development. Graduates may apply to the PTSB for Wyoming superintendent endorsement.
The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership program helps students develop skills in instruction, education research and academic writing in preparation for teaching jobs at the university level. Continuous research culminating in a dissertation is a highlight of this program, along with practical teaching experience and coursework related to the student's field of interest. Participants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to ethical practices, diversity and teaching excellence.