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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Secondary Education

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Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Secondary Education

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Secondary Education

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Reviewed: 4/12/2022

Degree: Secondary Education

I love WGU! I started my degree program 2 months ago, needing to earn 127 credit hours and have already completed 85 credit hours. You work at your own pace people. I will receive a bachelors degree in less than a year when it takes 5 years at a traditional school. If you are smart, you know how to write a paper, you know how to solve algebraic equations, or at least are smart enough to teach yourself what you don’t already know: WGU is for you. If you are motivated and can type an essay in a couple... Read More


Reviewed: 4/23/2015

Degree: Secondary Education

Great school, highly recommended! I got a job teaching 1 month after graduating. The courses are tough, and require a lot of time and effort. But it is totally worthwhile. The mentors are there to not only guide you through the program, but act as cheerleaders as well, encouraging you to do your best. I am back at WGU to obtain a Master's degree. Great school for working adults!

Paula Swift

Reviewed: 8/7/2014

Degree: Secondary Education

WGU allows its students to work at their own pace. This is exceptional for the student that desires to accelerate and for the student that needs to take it slow. WGU also allows the student to use their life experience to gain competency in strong areas. I taught for 12 years at a christian school and decided to get my BA is Mathematics. I was able to "test out" of several classes and will be graduating with my BA in Mathematics and my teaching certificate in secondary math in under two years!! The... Read More


Reviewed: 6/28/2013

Degree: Secondary Education

I started my college career at a traditional 4 year university. My experience there was the typical college experience and I'm glad I have those memories. However, I married a military man and had to move before I graduated. That's what led me to WGU. I completed my undergraduate in elementary education and had a wonderful semester of student teaching. I am now a teacher in a large and competitive school district. Additionally, I am two classes away from receiving my master degree in education from,... Read More


Reviewed: 6/20/2013

Degree: Secondary Education

I just got word today that I landed a job with the 2nd school I interviewed with! I worked hard at WGU and had to put in a good deal of time finding my own resources to completing the assignments, but this helped me figure out how I learn. Learning how you learn one of the most important things to being successful at WGU. WGU is NOT a typical college and if you are expecting all the information to be in a single book or in some lecture, you will have a tough go of it until you develop some resources.... Read More


Reviewed: 2/5/2013

Degree: Secondary Education

PROS: Flexible schedule, inexpensive tuition (books, etc. included in tuition), nationally and regionally accredited, required scheduled contact with school personnel and faculty, competency-based grading system that reflects academic difficulty of programs offered

CONS: Not as academically supportive as bricks-and-mortar school (ie. you are expected to take charge of your own learning, and if you need extra help, you have to schedule an appt.), skepticism from potential employers (not personally... Read More

CONCLUSION: For more disciplined students who are technology savvy, this is a great school. Also, for those who do not have access to a traditional school (due to location or cost), WGU is a good choice. However, this school may not be the best option for less dedicated students or those who learn best in a group setting or prefer unlimited access to professors. The curriculum is advanced and the grading system tough, so the academic experience is intense, but rewarding. If you experience problems with the work, immediate help can be difficult to come by. Though, when you do get help, it is usually very good and pertinent.


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