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Western Governors University Reviews of Master's in Curriculum & Instruction

11 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

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Student Reviews - Master's in Curriculum & Instruction

Student Reviews - Master's in Curriculum & Instruction

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Reviewed: 11/9/2021

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

At the age of 42, I decided to flip my career direction and become a teacher. I had once tried to pursue it and had completed 83 credits of my bachelor's in 2002 (WGU only accepted 21 of them due to their age). However, I just could NOT do the in-class schooling. WGU is not for everyone and I will be the first to tell you. It is self-directed, self-guided, and self-motivating. You are not going to have homework or discussions. You are obtaining COMPETENCY units which I think some of these other neigh... Read More


Reviewed: 9/6/2021

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

It seems that many loved their brick and mortar school and that may be a reason for the wild array of reviews. I hated my brick and mortar school. It was more interested in stealing money from me whether it was parking tickets or extra fees. It was horrible. Now, competency-based grading takes some getting used to. I definitely had a few fits about it and probably drove my mentor and instructors crazy at times. HOWEVER, I learned more, faster, and for way less money compared to my old school. To... Read More

Jamine Moss-Owen

Reviewed: 9/16/2018

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

I LOVE WGU! It's not easy and takes a tremendous amount of self-discipline. I appreciate my mentor tons. She and I talked once a week at up to now, where I'm nearing the end and don't need as much support. She was pragmatic, clear, motivating, and supportive. But all the work comes from the student. This requires a lot of stick with it ness and hard work. But you can get a degree with less financial hardship! That's great! I would suggest a "team" of people who you know are also doing the program.... Read More


Reviewed: 7/24/2018

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

The amount of misinformation in this thread is ridiculous. Someone said that the university is not accredited. All you have to do is look on their webpage to see that the university itself is regionally accredited (which is the kind of accreditation that is's what state schools have). In addition to regional accreditation, the programs/colleges within the university are accredited by the respective accreditation organizations for their field. Also, it has been mentioned that the teachers... Read More

Mary Grassrope

Reviewed: 4/24/2018

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

This was a perfect fit for me. It allowed me to work at my own pace and around my own schedule. The 6 month terms are great. I finished the first term with 8 credits due to my personal schedule, and then completed 22 credits in the last 4 months of my second term because I had more time. My mentor was great at keeping me on track. I love the rubrics used for assignments and only had to make 2 minor revisions during the program because the rubrics were so easy to follow. I have recommended this program/school... Read More


Reviewed: 3/5/2018

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

Great school! I enjoyed learning and expanding my educational career. There were times I wanted to give up, but my Mentor kept pushing me Awesome school. I enjoyed that I can put my child to sleep and finish my work at 2 a.m. in the morning. I loved that my course work was available on my device I had.

Sanchez Xiao

Reviewed: 2/5/2018

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

I started my master degree on Nov. 2016. I was planning to graduate in Oct. 2018. Since it offered self paced schedule, I worked very hard along the way. I graduated on Oct. 2017. it is about one year early I saved a whole year tuition and time. My salary was increased one year early. I can't be happier than that. I appreciated all my mentors along the way, especially my student mentor, Ms. Lori. I appreciated the tirelessly weekly calls and all the encouragement from her. i learned how passionate... Read More


Reviewed: 12/3/2017

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

This was an excellent university. I needed credits to gain my 2nd teaching certificate so I decided to get my Masters. Mentors were helpful and kept me on track to attain my goals. Classes were competency based so the areas I knew well went fast which left more time for areas that I needed more study.

James Gracey

Reviewed: 9/18/2015

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

Straightforward school. Entrance exam wasn't insane, they just made sure you could take life at a online university by testing your self-motivation through a written essay. I wrote about what the educational world would be like if robots were in control. The classes leading up to the capstone project were moderately difficult. I had to buckle down for the research theory section of the degree the most. This university is NOT for students who need their hand held. The online UI used to locate textbooks... Read More

Vinod Surendran

Reviewed: 2/26/2015

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

I chose to study Curriculum and Instruction for my graduate program in this university. This is my second graduate degree with the first from a conventional university. My experience with this school has been very positive. I was lucky to have very supportive mentors throughout my program. The professors are all with doctoral degrees and the degree of support and inspiration they provided throughout the program was a welcome change from my conventional college learning experience. They always made... Read More


Reviewed: 12/30/2013

Degree: Curriculum & Instruction

I received my Bachelors from WGU in 2011 and loved the experience so much I returned for my Masters. I just graduated in September and am so bummed they don't offer a doctoral program. My mentors were awesome; supportive and always available. Cost of tuition is affordable and curriculum was relevant to my work experience. I took what I learned and was able to immediately put it into action. Love this place!


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