Arizona State University Reviews - Bachelor's in Education
Review of Education Bachelors Degrees
I could not give Arizona State University's online program enough praise. I feel that I was able to connect with my classmates and teachers throughout all of my courses. I was challenged throughout my time a ASU and always felt supported by the school itself. The online program was easy to keep up with and I found it very easy to go at my own pace. Although there are due dates each week, I was able to work ahead when I wanted to. This was incredibly beneficial for me as I also work full time. I am really proud to say that I graduated from ASU!
I used them online and after a semester through their social media outlets such as Facebook groups, I and my spouse were being harrassed by other students. I felt the school itself was acceptable in education but had too much social media conflict. If you go there just do yourself a favor and do not communicate with any other students for any reason.
As a full time employee, student, and family member, the online Educational Studies program allowed the flexibility I needed to return to college after a twenty year absence. The content and thinking processes associated with the degree increased my knowledge about 21st century thinking and life skills necessary to succeed in today's world. The degree opens opportunities outside the classroom that are rewarding and fulfilling. Professors were respectful, helpful, and communicated at a professional level. I would recommend this degree to others seeking an education degree but would like to expand outside the classroom walls.
The iTeach program that I was in at ASU was great. It was very thorough and went through many different teaching methods and contents. The best part of the program was the full year of student teaching. Without that, I would not have been as prepared to teach as I was. The way that the program is set up is why I have an issue. We were in a cohort that met for our classes at an elementary school. My classes were in a kindergarten room with too small chairs. The chairs aside, the reason I was disappointed was the lack of opportunities to be on campus. My campus life was nonexistent. I never got the sense of college unity or pride from my fellow members in my cohort. ASU is a college that I am proud to come from and it is why I chose to return for my Graduate program. I wish I could say the same for the rest of my cohort.
ASU has a terrible reputation. However, it truly does not deserve it, at least not anymore. I went to ASU originally because they offered me the best financial aid package. I do not regret it one bit. From the start ASU works to engage students on every aspect campus life. They put a lot of effort into making students feel like the campus is a lot smaller than it is by encouraging students to join clubs and get involved. This effort was the first stand out aspect and one that continued with me as I moved through various leadership roles at ASU as result. The classes are what you make of them. If you choose to pursue a rigorous academic schedule, you can find it here. The professors are generally wonderful and want to help students whether it be regarding classwork or career choices. I had never had a professor tell me that they could not help me. There are also a lot of interesting research opportunities. The number 1 in innovation became a bit of a meme, but it is true. ASU is on the cutting edge of everything from biomedical to politics. If I could do it again, I would.
Arizona State University is a great community to learn and thrive in regards to networking. The community is so large that no matter what your interest is, there is bound to be a professor, staff member or faculty member to point you in the right direction. There is a tremendous amount of support here, particularly in terms of student leadership. Student leadership is such an attractive idea when you are surrounded by a university community full of pride and spirit. I am surrounded by a community that is willing to express concerns and share ideas freely - whether that be with the student body president or with President Crow himself, opinions here matter. Although this university usually gets media attention for incidents beyond the university's control, it's important to remember that we are an inclusive community. I see that everyday. I now work as a University Staff member here at the Tempe campus, and students are given every opportunity and support system to succeed. The fact that some students do not take advantage of those opportunities is not reflective of the perceived lack of effort put forth by the university. The one downfall about the university is that it is obvious that particular colleges receive more support than others - both moral and monetary support. That's just the name of the game at every higher education institution. It's particularly helpful, then, that ASU has created the ASU Foundations program with the sole intention of raising funds for respective colleges. Where there's support, they'll find it. You just have to be willing to take the initiative, ask questions and be bold! Go Devils!
For a large campus, Arizona State University personalizes your education through individual advisors and professors who truly care about your success as a student. On numerous occasions in both my undergraduate and graduate work, I have been personally supported by professionals on campus.