Western Governors University Reviews of Master's in Education

  • 12 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $7,790
86% of 12 students said this degree improved their career prospects
58% of 12 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Master's in Education

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sam
  • Reviewed: 4/4/2021
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 1900
"I am not satisfied with this school for so many reasons. Tuition is less than what other schools, however, the quality of the teaching is poor. Instructors don't act like they are professionals. They treat you like you should know everything. I don't have any help with my instructors. They should work in that area. I would prefer to pay more and attend regular college. Never recommended this university."
shar
  • Reviewed: 3/4/2021
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2022
"I am so disappointed with the school. Enrollment counselors will say anything to get you to enroll, including "don't worry about paying now". The assigned mentor - I still don't know what their purpose is with the program. She has been on vacation more than working. Don't get me started on financial services: they gave me a bunch of terms, of which they assumed I knew about. The added stress from FS when your account is past due is pathetic. Enrollment counselors ( I have had 6) recommened different scenarios. IT system Info on the website is out-of-date and frustrating to maneuver. Most instructors could not care about your progress and you never hear from them. The only good part is experienced is the school is competency-based, meaning you could finish the entire program in less than a year, some even less than 6 months. NO, I do not recommend this place."
Aspen
  • Reviewed: 12/21/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I wish I had never had anything to do with this place. They are hard to work with and when is comes time to get your student teaching assignment they are extremely inflexible and can and will place you in a school that is 75 miles from your home. The website is poorly designed and hard to navigate and you have to put up with constant long phone calls that could have easily been emails. Do yourself a favor and find another school."
Gil
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Excellent education programs for working adults. I taught full-time while completing this program and it wasn't easy, but the effort paid off. The main reason why I enrolled at WGU was to earn academic credits so that I would get pay raises with my employer, and I ended up learning a lot about educational technology too. I would return to WGU again."
Laura S.
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2020
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I chose WGU because it was the best option for my life. My husband is in the military and moving around is a constant thing we have to deal with. WGU has been great because it let me work at my own pace. I liked that I had the freedom to finish as many classes as I could in a term. During my last term with WGU I have found to really dislike the many “support systems” offered. As WGU required, my mentor had to call me once a week or once every other week. They were pointless calls 99% of the time. I would have preferred to schedule a call if I needed to talk about something. Or communicate through email. At one point I took a three month term break and I still had to do bi weekly phone calls! I didn’t even have courses! Why would they need to talk to me? It was very monotonous. When it came to the student teaching portion of my program I got very frustrated with the way everything had to be handled. My placement coordinator demanded that I not speak to any districts in regards to placement. This was a WGU policy. I waited four months to get a placement in a classroom. She would email a district and wait an entire week before checking in with them again. After three weeks she’d finally cut her losses and move on to the next district. One district at a time rather than multiple. The field experience staff at WGU worked slow and poorly to get my placement in time. Luckily, on the LAST DAY POSSIBLE, I received a placement. Had I not received a placement I would have had to entirely withdraw from WGU and reapply in august which would push my graduation from June to December. I love that WGU is supposed to be geared towards students who want to work at their own pace and offer flexibility, but I can’t stand the way the school support systems are ran. Weekly phone calls are not flexible. You really have to be in control of your entire timeline because your mentor won’t be."
Mike Draw
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2019
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"You get the education you pay for. If you are looking for something cheap and fast, this is the school for you. If you are looking for a quality education that will help you succeed in your future career, this is not for you. If you like templates and mass emails this is for you, If you like like a personal experience, skip this one. While I got the degree, I am really behind the eightball in relation to my new peers who got a more quality education. You decide what is best for you. I am now going back and taking additional classes to help me succeed."
Great if you're disciplined
  • Reviewed: 1/17/2018
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2018
"I already had my BSN and always wanted to get my MSN to have more options in future. I decided to go with WGU because of mainly two reasons. First, it's competency based. Second, I knew I would commit myself to study one or two hours a day even after a long hard work day. To sum up, if you're a student who waits until the end of a semester, it's not the school for you. I worked full-time, studied 15-18 hours a week, and finished BSN to MSN-Education in 10.5 months. The main thing is to do the work every day! I have to say that the entire course is very, very writing intensive and you have to follow exact rubric instructions to do well. Don't worry because WGU has a wonderful support system as long as you're willing to do your part. Good luck on your journey!"
Stephanie
  • Reviewed: 12/26/2016
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I graduated in 2014 with my BAIS degree here and went right back to get my masters in learning and technology. This was by far the most rigorous college I attended and felt prepared for my current teaching profession. You have to be self motivated and push through. The papers that are done have to be perfect to be accepted as they are graded with a rubric that you cannot miss points on (some allow 3/4 points). I had to work for my degrees which I could not say about the other colleges I went to."
Ashley
  • Reviewed: 12/6/2016
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2017
"Overall, WGU is a great school that has the benefits of an "at your pace" class setting with flexibility and financially affordable degrees. My biggest complaint is the lack of rigor for most of the courses. With the requiring pass rate at 60% for the majority of the courses, and without a grade system to hold students accountable or push them to gain adequate knowledge pertaining to a course, it is easy to skate by in the classes. For some that may be seen as a benefit but for others that want to have trust in what other peers are gaining from classes (especially when those are learning nursing/medical fields), it seems lacking."
Anna
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2016
  • Degree: Education
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"I really recommend this university. It offers an amazing curriculum that students can complete at their own pace, which is very convenient for students who have a job. Nobody tried to slow me down at any point, with hard word I was able to complete my degree in less time. Mentors are knowledgeable and eager to assist students. They offer webinars and cohorts to support students achieve their goal, graduation."