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Teaching Schools in Wyoming with Program Overviews

Wyoming has eight schools that offer teaching programs. Learn about the degree programs, tuition information and program options for these eight schools to make an informed education decision.

Essential Information

There are only ten public and private not-for-profit schools in the state of Wyoming. Eight of these schools offer education and teaching programs. The program options range from certificate and associate's degrees to doctorates. The 1- and 2-year programs typically prepare students to transfer to a 4-year degree program in teaching. Many education and teaching programs include student teaching or other work experiences.

The following paragraphs detail the teaching and education programs offered by each of the Wyoming schools, followed by a table that compares program titles and tuition costs.


Casper College

Casper College, located in the city of Casper, has numerous teaching programs to choose from. All of the programs at this school are intended to fulfill the first two years of requirements of a bachelor's degree program. After completing one of these teaching programs, students can transfer to a 4-year university.

Students interested in elementary education and early childhood education can pursue an Associate of Arts degree. The secondary education programs available at this school are focused in social studies and math. For students interested in an Associate of Fine Arts degree, there are music education and art education programs. Finally, students can also pursue an Associate of Science in Physical Education.

Central Wyoming College

Found in Riverton, Central Wyoming College offers a 66-credit Associate of Arts in Elementary Education program. Students in this program can expect to take courses in educational psychology, foundations of special education, elementary school mathematics and life science in elementary education. In the 64-credit secondary education program, students are required to complete human life span development and teaching with microcomputers courses, as well as a public school practicum.

Alternative teaching programs include an early childhood option that results in an Associate of Arts or Associate of Applied Science degree. The curriculum for this program goes over child development, early child education administration and guidance and observance of young children.

Eastern Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College can be found in Torrington, and the school offers an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education. In this 64-credit program, students study child development, family relationships and literature for children. The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education program is 65 credits and requires students to learn about elementary school math, cultural awareness and geometry for elementary school teachers. The school also has an Associate of Arts in Secondary Education, which includes courses in teaching with microcomputers and special education. Students planning on transferring should contact the school they plan on attending before obtaining their associate's degree to ensure that their courses will transfer.

Laramie County Community College

Located in Cheyenne, Laramie County Community College has an Associate of Arts in Education degree program. This is a program intended for students who want to eventually enter into secondary education or elementary education. The coursework for the program is 65 to 67 credits and consists of courses in educational psychology, human life span development and education foundations. For students who want to enter the workforce after obtaining an associate's degree, the school offers an Associate of Arts program in early childhood education. The coursework for the program goes over health and safety, curriculum assessment and planning, and developmental stages and ages.

Northwest College

This school in Powell offers early childhood education, elementary education and secondary education programs that can lead to an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree. Fieldwork is required in each of these programs. Students typically work at a local school with a teacher who acts as their mentor. Another teaching program at Northwest College results in an Associate of Science in Agriculture Education. These programs are intended for students who plan on transferring to a 4-year school.

Sheridan College

Located in Sheridan, Sheridan College has Associate of Science degree programs available in secondary education, elementary education and physical education. Students are encouraged to work with their advisors in order to ensure that their program's curriculum meets the necessary requirements to transfer to a 4-year program. Early childhood education students can pursue an Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Completion in the field. The courses in the early childhood education program are offered on a part-time basis to help with students who need flexible scheduling. As part of the program, students get certification in CPR and emergency care.

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, and offers the only bachelor's and graduate degree programs in teaching in the state. Undergraduate students can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education or elementary education, while technical education and agricultural education majors can earn a Bachelor of Science degree. The school has numerous graduate degree options, ranging from master's degrees to doctoral degrees. Individual study plans are developed for students in the master's degree program. In the Doctor of Education program, students can pick from specializations in curriculum and instruction, adult and post-secondary education, instructional technology and educational leadership. While the Doctor of Education program is intended for students who want to pursue leadership roles in the teaching community, the Ph.D. in Education program is recommended for students who want to continue teaching.

Western Wyoming Community College

In the city of Rock Springs, Western Wyoming Community College offers Associate of Arts degree programs in secondary education and early childhood and elementary education. The teaching programs require from 65 to 67 credits. Courses common to both programs include special education, educational psychology, developmental psychology, teaching with technology and classroom management.

Career Requirements

To become an elementary or secondary school teacher in this state, students need a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university and must have completed an approved educator preparation program. Potential teachers must submit transcripts with a licensing application to the Professional Teaching Standards Board and complete the appropriate Praxis examinations for their level of teaching.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type and Setting Teaching Programs Offered Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)
Casper College 2-year, public; small city Associate of Arts in Elementary Education,
Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education,
Associate of Arts in Secondary Education - Social Studies,
Associate of Science in Math
Associate of Fine Arts in Art Education,
Associate of Fine Arts in Music Education,
Associate of Science in Physical Education
$2,640 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,624 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
Central Wyoming College 2-year, public; remote town Associate of Arts in Elementary Education,
Associate of Arts in Secondary Education,
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education
$2,712 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,696 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
Eastern Wyoming College 2-year, public; remote town Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education,
Associate of Arts in Elementary Education,
Associate of Arts in Secondary Education
$2,568 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,552 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
Laramie County Community College 2-year, public; small suburb Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education,
Associate of Arts in Education
$3,144 (undergraduate) in-state*
$7,128 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
Northwest College 2-year, public; remote town Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education,
Associate's Degree in Elementary Education,
Associate's Degree in Secondary Education,
Associate of Science in Agriculture Education
$2,789 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,773 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
Sheridan College 2-year, public; remote town Certificate of Completion in Early Childhood Education,
Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education,
Associate of Science in Elementary Education,
Associate of Science in Secondary Education,
Associate of Science in Physical Education
$2,952 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,936 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
University of Wyoming 4-year, public; remote town Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education,
Bachelor of Science in Technical Education,
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education,
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education,
Master's Degree in Education,
Doctor of Education,
Ph.D. in Education
$4,892 (undergraduate) in-state*
$15,632 (undergraduate) out-of-state*
$5,498 (graduate) in-state*
$13,796 (graduate) out-of-state*
Western Wyoming Community College 2-year, public; remote town Associate of Arts with emphasis in Education (Elementary and Early Childhood),
Associate of Arts with emphasis in Education (Secondary Education)
$2,424 (undergraduate) in-state*
$6,408 (undergraduate) out-of-state*

Source: *NCES College Navigator


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