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Western Governors University

  • Ranking: #21
    Non-Profit: Yes
    Country: USA
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    Accreditation: Regional, NCATE and CAHIIM

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Western Governors University Reviews:

Not Informative Enough...Underhanded

M.A. Teaching --Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12) - June 15, 2009
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I found this "university" and thought that my prayers were answered in being able to get a Bachelor's/Teaching Certification online. Enrollment counselor contacted me immediately and talked up all the perks and wanted to get the ball rolling immediately, as did I. DO NOT TRUST THESE PEOPLE. The information they give are half truths and selective. I did research and found out that My state board of teacher certification, Texas by the way for all you Texans, will not recognize a Bachelor's Degree from WGU! This is information that an Enrollment counselor from that university should know! She did not, or either did not volunteer that she knew, and I was almost done with the process of enrolling. CAUTION, check with your local State Board of Education to see if they accept this school before you get sucked into their program. You will save yourself a big headache...not to mention a bunch of work for a useless degree. Ratings that are higher than 1 are because either I didn't get far enough to experience those things. The only one that is rated that I did experience besides the 1's was value, the institution is cheap...but you get what you pay for.

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Perfect fit for me

M.A. Teaching --Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12) - November 19, 2008
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I am in my fourth term at WGU. This school fits my needs perfectly since I have children and many other obligations during the day. The math classes are very challenging. I read a review earlier that anyone off the street could pass the exams at WGU. I am SURE that this person either has never taken a WGU math exam or is already a math scholar. I have had problems that I have taken to people with masters degrees in math and they are impressed with the difficulty. WGU is like any other college in the respect that you get out of it what you put into it. If you are taking classes strictly to pass, and you don't want to put any extra effort into your studies, then don't be surprised when you graduate and you can't teach your way out of a paper bag. I highly recommend WGU to serious, self-disciplined students. I would however add that if you are unable to learn visually, the math program will probably kick your butt since most of the learning resources are written material.

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