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2014-06-25 12:35:41

Secondary teacher-preparation program named top in the nation; elementary program ranks 16th SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington's teacher-preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked the secondary teacher preparation program at Western Governors University, WGU Washington's parent university, as No. 1 of the nation's 2,400 programs. Additionally, WGU's...

2014-06-18 16:28:33

Online, competency-based university's elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs receive high marks from NCTQ AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) Teachers College --parent university of WGU Texas (texas.wgu.edu)--has earned top honors for its teacher preparation programs from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked WGU's secondary teacher preparation program as...

2014-06-03 12:46:13

The state-endorsed online university commits scholarships to aspiring educators SEATTLE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington is pleased to offer the Future STEM Teachers of America scholarship. WGU will award 20 scholarships, each valued at up to $5,000, to selected students planning to pursue a teaching license in math or science. Applications may be submitted from now through Sept. 30, 2014. WGU Washington is part of the national Western Governors University, the United...

2014-06-02 16:30:31

National leader in science and math teacher education commits $100,000 in scholarships to aspiring educators SALT LAKE CITY, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University's online Teachers College, the United States' top producer of science and math teachers, has announced the Future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Teachers of America Scholarship. Created to help aspiring math and science teachers, this program will offer 20 scholarships, each...

2014-05-29 12:33:54

New program prepares adult learners to sit for professional exams, advance accounting careers AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Officials from online, nonprofit WGU Texas, http://texas.wgu.edu, announced today the launch of a new business master's degree program, the Master of Science, Accounting. This new program, also referred to as the Master of Accounting (MAcc), provides students with the essential knowledge and skills they need for a successful career in accounting...

2014-05-28 16:29:10

New program prepares students to sit for professional exams, advance accounting careers SALT LAKE CITY, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, has launched a new business master's degree program, the Master of Science, Accounting. This new program, also referred to as the Master of Accounting (MAcc), provides students with the knowledge and skills they need for a successful career in accounting or auditing. Applications are being accepted now,...

2014-05-21 23:06:37

Steve Pappageorge and Tom Caswell Bring Expertise in Competency-Based Education Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Helix Education, a world class provider of student lifecycle technologies and services, has hired seasoned education leaders Steve Pappageorge as Chief Product Officer and Senior Vice President, and Tom Caswell as Director of Instructional Design. Pappageorge most recently served as Dean of the College of Continuing Education, New Programs and Outreach at DeVry...

2014-05-17 16:20:16

State-endorsed online university awards record number of degrees during its third commencement ceremony SEATTLE, May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington awarded more than 1,000 bachelor's and master's degrees - a record number for the three-year old university - to students from across the state today at its commencement ceremony. Students, family members, mentors and community supporters packed McCaw Hall to celebrate the online university's largest class of...

2014-05-06 23:11:35

World's most prestigious distance learning awards were presented yesterday in St. Louis, Missouri for excellence in distance learning to individuals, organizations and companies. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented its 2014 International Distance Learning Awards in conjunction with the 2014 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. USDLA is a 501(c) 3 non-profit association, founded in 1987, as the nation’s leading...

2014-04-28 08:37:56

Connie Dempsey, Penn Foster's Chief Certification and Licensing Officer, Receives the Distinguished Service Award; Penn Foster Graduate Tiffany Brown Named One of 2014's Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni SCRANTON, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Penn Foster, a leader in career-focused online and hybrid education designed to address the skills gap in America, is proud to announce that the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) has recognized two of Penn Foster's...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.