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Where Can I Earn a Teaching Certificate or Degree in Wyoming?

Find schools in Wyoming offering teaching certificates and degrees. Learn about state requirements and compare information about the school enrollment and tuition costs.

Students interested in studying teaching in Wyoming have a number of options for pursuing a two-year associate's degree, four-year bachelor's degree or completing a master's degree with a teacher's certificate. Compare school enrollment, tuition costs and program courses for schools with this discipline in Wyoming.

What You Need to Know

Students interested in earning a teaching certificate or degree in Wyoming may elect to pursue an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree related to the field. In addition to selecting a school, students must choose a subject specialty for their studies, from options such as physical education, early childhood, art, or secondary education. Associate's degrees in education are offered by two-year, public schools in the region; bachelor's and graduate degrees in the field are available in four-year, publicly-funded schools. Associate's and master's degrees may be completed in two years or less, while typically bachelor's degrees require four years to finish. Applicants to a graduate program must hold a bachelor's degree.


Associate's Degree Programs for Teachers in Wyoming

Casper College

Casper College's (CC) education programs are designed to provide the first 2 years of a bachelor's degree for elementary and secondary teachers. CC's early childhood program has options depending on whether you want to go on to earn a bachelor's degree or to go directly into the workforce. Your coursework will vary by specialization, but in these programs, you'll need to take general education coursework, such as English and government. You'll also take courses relevant to your major, such as curriculum planning for young children or introduction to political theory for social studies teachers. CC also offers courses online, and they have articulation agreements with the University of Wyoming and with Mayville State and Valley City State Universities (the latter two schools are located in North Dakota).

  • Program Name: Associate of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, or Applied Science
  • Specialization Areas: Elementary, early childhood, secondary (social studies), art, music or physical education
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,072 per academic year for in-state students; $7,584 per academic year for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,650 undergraduate students

Sheridan College

The difference between earning the Associate of Science or Associate of Arts (AA) degree at Sheridan College (SC) is the requirement of language classes in the AA program. Earning either degree in elementary or secondary education will involve taking classes in the foundations of education, developmental psychology and special education, as well as performing a teaching practicum. In the field of early childhood education (ECE), SC's certificate and Associate of Applied Science programs are designed to prepare you to teach or administer an ECE program. Your coursework will cover infant and toddler development, program administration as well as literature for children, and you'll do several practicum courses. By completing either ECE program, you'll meet licensing requirements for the Department of Family Services.

  • Program Name: Associate of Arts, Science or Applied Science, Certificate
  • Specialization Areas: Early childhood, elementary, secondary education
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,396 per academic year for in-state students, $7,908 per academic year for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 4,168 undergraduate students

Western Wyoming Community College

Western Wyoming offers 2 associate's degree programs. In either program, you'll need to complete general education requirements in English, humanities and math along with coursework in developmental and educational psychology, classroom management and teaching with technology. Specific to the early childhood/elementary education program, you'll take classes in early childhood education, math for elementary school teachers and literature for children. In the secondary education program, your electives will relate to the content areas you'd like to teach. Both programs require practicum courses.

  • Program Name: Associate of Arts or Science in Education
  • Specialization Areas: Early childhood, elementary and secondary education
  • Program Length: 2 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $2,953 per academic year for in-state students; $7,465 per academic year for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 3,183 undergraduate students

Bachelor's Degree Programs in Wyoming

University of Wyoming

The undergraduate program in teaching at the University of Wyoming (UW) is done in phases, one for each of the 4 years of undergraduate study. The latter 3 phases require you to maintain a 2.75 GPA. You'll also be required to pass a second background check prior to your second year because you'll be entering classrooms for field experiences during your sophomore and junior years and doing student teaching your senior year. Depending upon your major, you may take coursework in elementary school mathematics, earth science in the elementary school, secondary English education and/or methods of teaching. All students take the human lifespan development class and practicum courses. You'll need to earn 120 credit hours to graduate and maintain a 2.5/4.0 GPA in your major coursework.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts or Science
  • Specialization Areas: Elementary, secondary, agricultural, art and technical education
  • Program Length: 4 years
  • Tuition and Fees: $5,400 per academic year for in-state students; $17,490 per academic year for out-of-state students (2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Background check
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 9,998 undergraduate students and 2,452 graduate students

Graduate Programs in Wyoming

University of Wyoming

UW offers a series of degree options, most of which are available via video or audio conference, intensive weekends and online as well as in the classroom. The master's programs are comprised of a core set of courses, covering topics such as classroom assessment, instructional strategies and research as well as an area of emphasis that will include 15-18 credit hours as approved by a graduate committee. You'll need to produce a capstone project, such as a thesis or a directed professional study with either a project or a national board certification. Certificate programs generally include between 12 and 26 credit hours of coursework. These programs may serve to certify you to teach for the first time or may add a skill set such as literacy or early childhood mental health. UW also offers several doctoral degree options in education.

  • Program Name: Master of Arts or Science, Certificate/Endorsement
  • Specializations: Counselor education and supervision, curriculum and instruction
  • Program Length: 12-32 semester credit hours
  • Tuition: About $6,078 per academic year for in-state students; $15,420 per academic year for out-of-state students (excludes fees, 2018-2019)
  • Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree with 3.0/4.0 GPA
  • Admission Requirements: Teaching certificate, 1 year of K-12 teaching experience or equivalent
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 9,998 undergraduate students and 2,452 graduate students

These schools in Wyoming offer programs for students interested in pursuing an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or master's degree in teaching, with specializations ranging from elementary or secondary education to curriculum and education.