Western Governors University Reviews of in Mathematics

  • 5 Reviews
  • Salt Lake City (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,670
100% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 12/28/2020
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I think attending WGU was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I attended a brick & mortar school years ago, but life happened and I didn't get my degree. I had 90 credits at my old school and WGU only accepted 17 of them. But that was okay. Why? Because I was able to knock out 2 classes per month and earn my Bachelors degree at WGU in only 1.5 years. The classes were an average level of challenge and I felt as if I learned a lot during my journey. Dealing with the financial aid department was super easy and I appreciated the support that I received from my program mentor. My program mentor encouraged me to push myself, he always believed in me and he gave great advice. The only con I can think of is: I wish they offered more majors! Despite that, I look forward to returning to WGU someday in the future to get a Masters or perhaps a second Bachelors degree (this time it would be in computer science). After all, at only $3300 per term, I feel like the degrees are truly affordable."
The Irony
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2015
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Once you have completed Calculus, Linear & Abstract Algebra, & passed your Math Praxis, you must pass gov't edTPA or WGU TAKES AWAY YOUR MATH DEGREE (YOUR PROVEN SKILL) & REPLACES IT WITH A GENERAL ED DEGREE 'cause the gov says you can't teach! WOW!"
  • Reviewed: 8/5/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2014
"This school is a great choice for students who need flexible scheduling. As long as you can manage your time and study/learn without being told specifically how to do everything, this is a great choice. I loved the fact that I could prove my knowledge without having to do a bunch of discussion board posts and other meaningless tasks like other online schools."
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2014
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I was very skeptical of attending an online university. However, logistically it just made sense for me. The mentors at the school were wonderful in helping me when I was stuck, and great at motivating me to push on. One thing that I liked about WGU's teacher prep program was that it gave me a ton of preparation, and the requirements were higher than I expected. Even the teachers hosting me through my practicum and student teaching were shocked at how much I had to do to prepare to be a teacher. I received a job immediately after graduation and I felt extremely prepared to teach. Also, the tuition costs at WGU can't be beat."
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2013
  • Degree: Mathematics
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I would give WGU 3.5 stars out of 5. I recommend WGU mostly because of price. Many private colleges are not worth the price and other colleges will put professors part time or have graduate students teach you. WGU is a financially sound decision if you accelerate during the program. It can be a double edge sword financially if you fall behind, and take longer to finish your degree.WGU's Business and IT program has won awards from the US Distance Learning Association. The Education school has not.If you choose to study Mathematics Education at WGU there are some pros and cons.Pro or Con- You will have to teach yourself. WGU will give you a textbook to read and a Math mentor who may point you to useful resources that you will have to self learn.Con- Doesn't offer a discrete math courseCon- doesn't offer educational psychology class (Needed on some state teacher tests)Con- You will write math essays that are scrutinized by an examiner meticulously and possibly repeatedly con- There are more effective online learning models than Pearson, which WGU uses. Example: Coursera and edX math classes.Con- On your course of study guide to learning math, more resources should be provided or should supplement already existing programs. Example abstract algebra is already offered online for free at Harvard. Linear algebra is offered online for free at MIT. WGU should redesign the COS so WGU students could reach the level of learning by Harvard and MIT.I still recommend WGU for the price, and its other programs.I wouldn't recommend anyone to being a math teacher nowadays, too much hassle and drama."