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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Education

16 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

67% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
56% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Education

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Education

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Reviewed: 6/15/2022

Degree: Education

The school at first seemed perfect for me! I am a single mother of two kids. I am a substitute teacher for three years now. I have done grading, and I have done lesson planning. I have done team meetings. I have worked in the self containment room for months with my job and I have learned everything I know from on the job training. My dream career is to be a teacher. I have finished one term so far. I should have believed all of those other review's. They were ALL CORRECT! There's hundreds of pages... Read More


Reviewed: 1/30/2021

Degree: Education

I have 10 years in education as an aide/secretary/substitute. I finally decided late in 2017 to go for my teaching degree. I had 3 mentors, had to get licensed in Utah and my home state, but I finished 79 hours in 15 months (include student teaching) and working full time. I am dual certified in Special education and Elementary education. I passed my state teaching exams first try, math by 1 point (my weakness). I went to an online school years before and dropped out, it was crazy. WGU had quirks.... Read More

Laura LaLonde

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Education

WGU was a God-send to me. With 3 young kids and a lot of determination, I earned my Bachelor's degree in 3.5 years. I have taught 8th grade Science for 8 years and I began work on my Master's in Secondary Science Education at WGU last year. I plan to eventually take my Master's degree to the private STEM sector, and that will only be attainable because of WGU.


Reviewed: 7/5/2019

Degree: Education

I have enjoyed attending Western Governor's University. I find that as a military spouse and a mother of two children, that the flexibility is very accommodating, especially living overseas. I enjoy the classes that I have taken and feel that they prepare me for my desired career in education. I have a great student mentor, who is very supportive and down to earth, and she has been great in helping to guide me in steps that I need to help me succeed. I would recommend WGU to people that are looking... Read More


Reviewed: 4/9/2019

Degree: Education

This place is awful. Not worth any hard-earned money. If you have literally any other option, take it. Mixed communication, wrong information, and absolutely zero professionalism. I could not be more disappointed with our experience with WGU and would never recommend this program to anybody. Everyone from the "mentors" to financial aid showed zero care for the student and were never proactive in improving any situation. I don't typically leave reviews, but I would hate for anyone else to have to... Read More


Reviewed: 3/27/2019

Degree: Education

BEWARE THEY WILL TELL YOU WAHTEVER YOU WANT TO HEAR TO GET YOU ENROLLED. Nothing about this program is competency based. They give you task for each subject and basically say good luck. The instructors who are supposed to help you are not allowed to even see whats on the test only the areas in which your struggling this makes it very hard to know what your missing. The writing sections for WGU are even worse! They don't care how well the paper is written rather just if the questions are answered... Read More


Reviewed: 7/3/2018

Degree: Education

With WGU, plan on being a number or a dollar sign, not a person. The classes require you to teach yourself. Everything is impersonal and automated. Grading is unclear, and the mentors and "support" staff are not helpful at all. At times, they are so critical that it seems they have a power issue. I have never felt so personally attacked over simple matters. I would never treat a student the way they have treated me. Do yourself favor and attend a college where they look you in the eye and treat you... Read More


Reviewed: 9/22/2017

Degree: Education

This school is AWESOME!!!! For those, like myself, who have been in and out of school but were unable to successfully commit to being a full-time student due to life's obligations then this is the university for you! If you possess decent understanding and are willing to be responsible for yourself, then you will succeed. At WGU, YOU are responsible for YOURSELF & YOUR SUCCESS. You are ON YOUR OWN TIME! You can do SO MUCH within the six month term. Your pathways to passing courses are many. There... Read More


Reviewed: 12/20/2016

Degree: Education

It took me 5 years including student teaching, to receive my degree and get licensed. I worked full time while doing this. I received a great education and had a wonderful experience. I had help and encouragement through out the whole process. Also, the cost was a fraction of what I would have paid at a live campus.

Chris Kramer

Reviewed: 7/5/2016

Degree: Education

What you should expect from WGU's education model is nothing more than what you put into it. This program is not for a person that wants to be spoon fed information to regurgitated for a test at some point. With WGU you have to be able to prove competency, this is done with detailed papers and passing professional tests (such as teacher licensing). As a teacher now of a year, WGU over-prepares you for the education world, I had more in depth pedagogy knowledge and knowledge about academic laws than... Read More


Reviewed: 6/12/2016

Degree: Education

I need to start off by saying that I did not end up graduating from WGU. I decided to return to a local university and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Education. I thought I would give a review of my WGU based on my experience. When I decided to get a teaching degree, I needed something to allow me to continue working (substitute teacher). I have small children and a busy lifestyle. I earned my Associate's Degree through a local community college and it was mainly online with a couple... Read More

Brenda L. Johnson

Reviewed: 8/28/2015

Degree: Education

Western Governors University is the best online college for creating an excellent foundation of how to learn online, maximizing the amount of tuition to competencies learned, applying theory to practice by learning in the field hands on, and providing efficient use of time management by being able to learn in the evenings, on weekends, and still be able to work, parent, or have the flexibility to do other activities while earning a degree. The quality of education is at the highest because of the... Read More


Reviewed: 3/9/2015

Degree: Education

This school seemed okay at first, but after getting into some of the classes and talking with my mentor, I realized this school was not for me. The CDs they sent for my class and the videos they had online to help with classroom management and teaching strategies looked like they were from the early to mid-90s. Schools and students have changed a lot since that time so much of the information was unreliable. Secondly, I happened to get a temporary teaching job while attending this school. I could... Read More

Tammy Forrest

Reviewed: 11/11/2013

Degree: Education

This is tough coursework but that is to be expected. It has been a perfect option for me. I am 3 credits from achieving my bachelors degree and it cost me only $6,400. I recommend the school to everyone that I know!

Cheryl F

Reviewed: 8/30/2013

Degree: Education

I already have a BA and an Master's Degree ~ I enrolled in WGU to pursue a Post-Bacc Teacher Certification. However, given my experience with WGU, I would strongly warn against enrolling here for any degree or program. There is no genuine educational value in the 'tasks' that are required of students; just a series of 'hoops' to jump through, with a rubber-stamped 'passed' once you've completed them. The mentor program is really ridiculous; you are forced to converse with a mentor on a weekly or... Read More


Reviewed: 2/11/2013

Degree: Education

I am in my third and final term for my BA degree in education. I explored the various "communities" and the Facebook page for WGU and refuse to be part of either of those. I am a 46 year old professional who has nothing but excellent things to say about the program. It is hard. You must work on requirements without your mom telling you what you need to do next. You must take responsibility for blowing off the needed work.

WGU is not a degree factory and you must actually work towards the degree. I... Read More

In case you care, I will be starting my master's immediately after I graduate.


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