The Secondary Teacher program of Western Governors University was recently rated number one by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
The high rating was for
WGU's Undergraduate Secondary Teacher Prep Program: Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with Grade 5-12 Certification.
The program was given high marks because of its selection criteria (candidates must have at least a 3.0), its Middle School Content, High School Content, as well as the programs Student Teaching methods and Classroom Management curricula. Outcomes are also measured in the ranking.
This is a heady victory for online education as WGU is an online only institution and the rating takes place in a very competitive forum including campus only schools that are highly venerated and monied.