Western Governors University is a private, non-profit educational institution established in 1997. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States the college operates it programs with the motto “Online, Accelerated, Affordable, Accredited”. The Western Government University was founded after the idea was framed in 1995 at the meeting of Western Governors Association. The University serves various online programs. Western Governors University is running under the presidency of Robert Mendenhall currently. The University stands as the only university to obtain regional accreditation concurrently from four regional accrediting commissions. (Presently its authorization is through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.) The University also stands as the first online educational institution to hold teacher-preparation curriculum authorized by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The Western Governors University’s existence was sketched for the first time in 1997 in the United States. Governors from 19 U.S states came up together for its establishment. The idea of establishing the college came from then-governor Utah Mike Leavitt at the yearly meeting of the Western Governors Association in the year 1995. The governors together associated to introduce an online learning institution in 1996 promising $100,000 towards the establishment of the college. The University was founded as self-supporting, private, nonprofit institution as the governmental source was used for its establishment.
Teachers College was founded under its management after receiving $10 million from the United States Department of Education in 2001 and Information Technology Program was introduced for the very first time. Since then various colleges have been established under the management of Western Governors University. Expanding its own working horizon and challenging its own abilities the college now have developed as one of the best distance learning educational institutions in the world.
Four colleges functions under the supervision and management of prestigious Western Governors University.
-The College of Business
-The College of Information Technology
-The Teachers College
-The College of Health Professions
Various bachelors’ master’s degree programs are served by the Western Governor University. 55 bachelors’, master’s and post-baccalaureate degree program, along with teacher endorsement preparation program by the four different colleges compromising Western Governors University as of January 2013.
Easy processes are to be followed to apply for the admission in the prestigious Western Governors University.
-Interview with a WGU Enrollment Counselor
-Previous college experiences and work experiences
-Results from the WGU Collegiate Readiness Assessment
-The time commitment you can make to your studies
Some programs may need other specific admission requirement
General Admissions Requirement
: For Undergraduate Programs
-Apply for admission
-Hold a high school diploma or GED
-Submit official transcript of all the information and academic work accomplished in your previous educational institution.
- Should be 16+ of age
-Should interview with a WGU enrollment Counselor to determine ‘fit’ with WGU.
: For Graduate Programs
-Apply for Admission
- Submit official transcript of all the information and academic work including bachelor’s degree receipt from your previous authorized educational institution.
-Must be at least 16 years of age
- Should interview with a WGU enrollment Counselor to determine ‘fit’ for WGU.
Programs are prepared in a wide range to meet the need and demand of the society and the students. The Western Governors University served various programs and curriculum for the efficient and effective learning.
WGU Online Teachers College
Online Teacher Licensure Degree Programs:
§ B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
§ B.A. Special Education (K-12)
§ B.A. Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
§ B.A. Science (5-9)
§ B.A. Science (Chemistry, 5-12)
§ B.A. Science (Physics, 5-12)
§ B.A. Science (Biological Science, 5-12)
§ B.A. Science (Geosciences, 5-12)
Online Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Programs:
§ Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, Elementary Education (K-8)
§ Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
§ Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, Science (5-9 or 5-12)
§ Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation Program, Social Science (5-12)
Online Master in Education with Teacher Licensure Programs:
§ M.A. Teaching, Elementary Education (K-8)
§ M.A. Teaching, Mathematics (5-9 or 5-12)
§ M.A. Teaching, Science (5-9 or 5-12)
§ M.A. Teaching, Social Science (5-12)
Online Graduate Programs for Licensed Teachers:
§ M.S. Curriculum and Instruction
§ M.S. Special Education (K-12)
§ M.S. Educational Leadership
§ M.A. English Language Learning/English as a Second Language (ELL/ESL) (PreK-12)
§ M.Ed. Instructional Design
§ M.Ed. Learning and Technology
§ M.A. Mathematics Education (K-6, 5-9, or 5-12)
§ M.A. Science Education (5-9)
§ M.A. Science Education (Chemistry, 5-12)
§ M.A. Science Education (Physics, 5-12)
§ M.A. Science Education (Biological Science, 5-12)
§ M.A. Science Education (Geosciences, 5-12)
§ Endorsement Preparation Program in English Language Learning (ELL/ESL) (PreK-12)
§ Endorsement Preparation Program in Educational Leadership
Online College of Business
§ B.S. Business Management
§ B.S. Business—Human Resource Management
§ B.S. Business—Information Technology Management
§ B.S. Sales and Sales Management
§ B.S. Marketing Management
§ B.S. Accounting
§ Master of Business Administration (MBA)
§ MBA Information Technology Management
§ MBA Healthcare Management
§ M.S. Management and Leadership
§ M.S. Accounting
Online College of Information Technology
§ B.S. Information Technology
§ B.S. Information Technology—Network Administration
§ B.S. Information Technology—Security
§ B.S. Information Technology—Software
§ B.S. Software Development
§ M.S. Information Security and Assurance
§ M.S. Information Technology Management
§ MBA Information Technology Management
Online College of Health Professions
§ B.S. Nursing (RN to BSN)
§ B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure)
§ B.S. Health Informatics
§ M.S. Nursing—Education
§ M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management
§ M.S. Nursing—Education (RN to MSN Option)
§ M.S. Nursing—Leadership and Management(RN to MSN Option)
§ MBA Healthcare Management
The prestigious Western Governors University is a renowned online learning university and serves its programs to the students all around the world. Its determination and hard work to serve quality education has made it a perfect definition of excellence.