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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Teaching

10 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

50% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
50% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Teaching

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Teaching

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Reviewed: 9/12/2023

Degree: Teaching

I attended for 4.5 years. On year 2 was "talked into a program change" Almost no credits transferred from the first 2 years, at 3.5 years I was talked into a program change. Rather than providing the support and guidance and actual education, there I was losing credits again. After basically starting over twice, I was in my final term (prior to student teaching) My entire term was made up of one final exam. I had one opportunity to take it (due to scheduling at Sylvan Learning Center where the exams... Read More


Reviewed: 11/17/2020

Degree: Teaching

I have never been so disappointed. WGU says that they offer flexibility, but they have not helped me with COVID constraints. I am supposed to student teach next semester. I have completed absolutely everything required for student teaching, except the results for one exam are going to be 11 days late because of the proctor site having a higher demand right now. Due to this SINGLE delay in results, they won't let me student teach. My mentor is horrible at communicating as well, and I feel like she... Read More


Reviewed: 8/8/2018

Degree: Teaching

Ok where do I start. I am a current student. 5 starts because its online and I will have a teaching license. Now to the ZERO STARS. You are not a customer in their eyes. They talk to you like a child. I recieved my AA from a local community college and to get my bachelors it will take me 3 years at WGU. If you have common sense you know why that is frustrating. They call you every week to check on you which I hate. Every class is laid out differently and the material, videos, secrets, etc are never... Read More


Reviewed: 5/27/2018

Degree: Teaching

I am extremely unimpressed with my degree experience. After many years of hard work to earn my degree to become a math teacher, I finally finished the program. I was lead to believe that WGUs degree program satisfies NJs requirements for certification. However, this is not the case. I took thousands of dollars of grant money and in return I committed to teach four years in public school. Now I cant get my certification because NJ state requirements were not met by my program. Therefore, I cant get... Read More

Amy M

Reviewed: 7/19/2016

Degree: Teaching

Reading these reviews, I see many students that were not equipped to master this program. I am currently in my last term at WGU and l have had more support than the two previous brick and mortar colleges I have attended. I know exactly what is expected of me and I can either choose to procrastinate (which I have at times) or take it upon myself to accelerate and succeed. Complaining that you can't find something on the portal? It's super user-friendly. ASK QUESTIONS! Stay on top of your e-mail. Attend... Read More

Great, affordable, challenging

Reviewed: 12/23/2015

Degree: Teaching

WGU is a great school, but not for everyone. If you can do school online, and you're a self-starter, it's great. If you go to WGU and expect a diploma mill and hand-holding, you'll be sadly mistaken. The courses are designed to be real-world problems that you would experience. Pros: -Self-Paced: you get to do your own pace, and not worry about due dates and such, but you need to stay on top of it, since the school is still challenging. Having school available 24/7 is really nice. You can study after... Read More


Reviewed: 5/20/2015

Degree: Teaching

Personally, I love WGU. I'm almost finished with my first term after transferring from a traditional university. My admissions adviser was there every step of the way to make sure I was completely ready once my term started, my student mentor meets with me every week to make sure I am reaching the goals we set, and my course mentors have always been very helpful and return calls/emails quickly. The classes aren't easy, but you can take a pretest at the beginning of your course so you know what areas... Read More


Reviewed: 5/14/2014

Degree: Teaching

I am back in college after 20+ years. I attended college right out of high school, but wasn't sure the direction I wanted to go with my life, so took a long break. Now, with my experience as a substitute teacher, I decided to pursue a degree in education. I first completed my associate's degree at a local community college and then had plans to transfer to the university that they worked with. This is where the frustration began. This university was not helpful at all. I was on my own for scheduling... Read More

Lauren F

Reviewed: 2/4/2014

Degree: Teaching

I am very pleased with WGU. I spent 4 years at a traditional university and got nothing from it. It was just not for me. Now at WGU I am almost done and start my in-classroom student teaching in September. When I was searching for schools I looked at everything and WGU seemed like they had everything I needed right in front of me. There was no guessing or assuming what I would need to complete my degree and the best part is the acceleration of the program. When I began, my projected graduation date... Read More


Reviewed: 7/30/2013

Degree: Teaching

Tell us about your college experience.

WGU requires that you take the Praxis which is the test required to get certified in 1 term. Bad thing is they are completely spate and WGU has nothing to do with the test dates. The company who provides the tests is ETS and they have riduculously inadequate test options. For my program of Earth Science they offer the test Oct. 8, 9, and 10 for the entire Fall & Winter. This has made it impossible for me to test during my term and gives me an automatic not passed.... Read More

Would you get the same degree if you could start over?

I would not because they set you up for failure.

What advice can you offer other students?

Do not sign up for your teacher content course until ETS sets their test dates even if it makes you graduate late at least you canwill actually get a chance to take the test.


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