Western Governors University Reviews - Early Childhood Education

2.71 out of 5 stars
(5 Reviews)
67% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
40% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
LEM - 2/11/2015
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 1982
"I would recommend to any one thinking in enrolling in the teachers program at Western Governors University to really find out how it works. The mentors are not helpful at all. Another advice is do not tie any performance to the PRAXIS exams. Because if you do not pass the PRAXIS on time you will be held back on your program. I came into the program with two years of college thinking that I woudl be done in two years; think again. I have been in the program 5 years and $20,000 in debt. Do your work and evalute the pros and cons of the on-line programs at Western Governors vs. the traditional face to face that you get in the regular classroom."
4.5 out of 5 stars
JB - 6/25/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"Great staff who are there to help in any possible. It helps to be self-motivated but they motivate you as well. I loved my program & I really miss it after graduating."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 1/28/2014
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year:
"All WGU wants is your money. They pro-long your experience so you can pay for another term. Don't ever take a term break!!! They tell you it won't effect your financial aid status or graduation date...WRONG! I have many years of experience and find most of the tasks laughable. My colleagues always ask what ridiculous task I'm working on. Whom ever makes these tasks up, clearly hasn't been in the classroom for a long time or ever. My favorite so far is design a playground and make sure it's culturally appropriate. For who? I can't even list all the nationalities we have at our school. Do you have to be a certain color to use a swing? Come on, really? I can't wait to finally finish. I have to wait a year after the original date I was given when I started. I've always completed my terms and all the work. I feel like it is a scam. Now I'm told I have to take a break again, because WGU only lets you do DT in Sept and Jan, well I could of been ready this Jan if I my mentor lined things up better and I was given better advice. I would never recommend this school again. I'm sorry to those I did when I first started in 2011. I regret going to this school. I wasted my time and money. Love to get out of here, but feel trapped. Other schools probably wouldn't take WGU credits."
4.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 2/18/2013
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013
"WGU is an excellent school! However, it is not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants school. Don't come in expecting to do minimal work and think you're going to graduate! I started in September of 2012, and plan to graduate this December. I've worked my butt off, but it's totally worth it. And I have 3 kids, one that was born this past October! It takes lots of hard work and discipline, and it's not for everybody.This school is for the more mature students that can pace themselves and guide their own learning. I've seen people complaining about their mentor. I adore my mentor, and actually look forward to our calls. To those that dislike their mentor, request a new one!! Overall, this is a great school for those that are motivated and disciplined and don't expect to be handed a degree!"
2.5 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 12/22/2012
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year:
"WGU has these mentors who babysit you every week to make sure your doing your job. The courses you have to have everything exactly the way they want it or the entire task gets rejected. Seems like a planned set back to keep you in school. Simple things that can just be marked down and still accepted at normal universities and still be equivalent to an A- or a B+. They require everything to be exactly the way they want it and the instructions are not exactly clear.You find a leap of information that could have been spelled out in original instructions after you call 2 to 3 mentors who are obviously paid to hold your hand. Really, its a waste of time, all these phone calls and what not. Not for me and I will be changing schools very soon."
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