Utah State University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (38)
I am working on my teaching license and my masters degree simultaneously. I attended the distance campus in Salt Lake City, UT. USU is a great school. The teachers are great. I can honestly say my teaching improved because of these classes. The classes are broadcasted across the state, and the teachers do a great job of using the technology to make you feel like you are in the classroom with them.
I did the ATP program through Utah state and it was a great program with fabulous instructors who understood just how busy our lives were. They made learning fun but most importantly applicable to our everyday jobs. I was able to go through the program with the same set of people as a cohort. We are still able to feed ideas off of each other and make professional decisions with great input from our past classmates. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is wanting to pursue a special education degree. There are very few days that go by that I do not apply the things that I was able to learn from the Utah State University ATP program.
My time there is filled with wonderful memories. Like most universities, your professor relationships can be hit or miss. I had a few teachers that I didn't jive with. I find it interesting how often university professors are professional in their field of study but struggle with the "teaching" aspect of it. That being said, however, the education professors were all of the, fantastic. All of the teachers I had, came with a rich and diverse background of experience at different levels of education. I was able to get into a real live classroom and participate in teaching and observing on several occasions with was the most important part of my educational experience. The school has multiple ways of providing access to the classes. They seem to be one of the leaders of online and blended teaching. I did most of my undergraduate studies in a traditional style on campus class, but I am now in the middle of a completely online masters degree which has been awesome! The school is constantly sending emails of support, and job opportunities that come their way. I feel like it prepared me to be a good teacher, and is continuing to open doors of career opportunities for me. It is not so common to get multiple job offers in today's economy but this school has given that to me.
Utah State University is well known nationally for the high quality of teacher training, requirement standards and educational programs, emphasizing early childhood education and special education training. USU's programs in both secondary and elementary education are research based, and progressive in the fact that they prepare graduates to tackle the current educational challenges facing our nation's schools, such as the shift toward common core assessments, increased rigor requirements for instructional planning, and greater professional development expectations for teachers nationwide. The university provides ample opportunities for students to have classroom experience throughout their training, and gives students the chance to work with some of the greatest mentors in the education industry.
Great school with amazing faculty. The student life gets better every year with more activities and fun things to do. The exciting part is all the new facilities it has now.
Thought that it was very individualized and helped students finish fast!
Utah State University offered the type of college experience I was looking for. Smaller class sizes, individual attention, and a beautiful and accessible campus.
Utah State University has an exceptional education department. The classes are specifically aimed at preparing pre-service teachers for addressing all the needs of their future students. Teacher candidates are given opportunities for classroom instruction from highly qualified instructors with a wealth of experience behind them. They learn how to form relationships with students, motivate them to want to learn, and guide them using strategies that help them to think critically and acquire the knowledge they will need to be productive, contributing members of society.
The professors take a real interest in the students. I learned things that helped me to be a successful professional. Lots of time spent in real elementary classrooms.
I rushed through in three years and wish I would have taken longer. There's no other place like it when it comes to learning about unique subjects and being surrounded by smart people.