Accredited Institution Details
Key to Codes:
ITP  Initial teacher preparation level only; includes all programs at the baccalaureate or postbaccalaureate levels that prepare candidates for the first license to teach.
ADV  Advanced preparation level only; includes all programs at postbaccalaureate levels for (1) the continuing education of teachers who have previously completed initial preparation or (2) the preparation of other professional school personnel.
Accreditation for five years: All standards are met, no serious problems exist across standards, and the state retains a five-year cycle.
Accreditation for seven years: All standards are met and no serious problems exist across standards.
Accreditation for two years with a focused visit: When at least one standard is not met and problems are centered in the unmet standard, a focused visit in two years will be required. If the standard continues to be unmet after the focused visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Accreditation for two years with a full visit: When one or more standards are not met and serious problems exist across standards, a full visit will be requested. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the full visit, accreditation will be revoked.
Defer decision: The UAB will defer a decision if the Board of Examiners (BOE) team recommended that any standard was met for which the UAB did not accept the team's recommendation. A supplemental rejoinder related to the new unmet standard(s) will be submitted for review during the next UAB meeting. If the standard(s) continues to be unmet after the supplemental rejoinder, accreditation will be granted for 18 months with either a focused or full visit.
Deny accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking accreditation for the first time.
Revoke accreditation: When one or more standards are not met and the preponderance of evidence indicates problems across multiple standards by an institution seeking to continue accreditation.
 
LP In accordance with reporting requirements of Title II of the Higher Education Act, this institution has been identified as low "performing" by its state. For further information regarding the state action, please contact the appropriate state agency. NCATE is investigating this change in state status, and if it determines that its standards are no longer being met, will take appropriate action, including the possible revocation of accreditation.

Western Governors University

4001 South 700 East
Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT, 84107
tel: (801) 274-3280
fax: (801) 274-3305
Website: www.wgu.edu
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Accreditation Status:
   
LevelAccreditation StatusNext Visit
ITPAccreditedSpring 2018
ADVAccreditedSpring 2018
Accreditation Status Definition
    Accredited Since October 21, 2006 (Initial and Advanced)
List of Recognized Programs:
    B.A. Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 3
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NAEYC
    Grade: Birth-Grade 3
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (5–9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade:
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Biological Science, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Biological Science, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Chemistry, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Geosciences, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Geosciences, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    B.A. Science (Physics, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    BA in Mathematics 5-12
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade:
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    BA in Mathematics 5-12
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    BA in Mathematics 5-9
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    BA in Mathematics 5-9
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Bachelor of Arts in Science (5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Bachelor of Arts in Science (5-9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education BA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education BA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education MAT
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Elementary Education PB
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Endorsement Preparation Program, English Language Learning (PreK–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: PK-12
    Degree: Endorsement only
    Level: ADV

    M. A. Teaching, English (5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTE
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. English Language Learning/English as a Second Language (PreK–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. Science Education (Biological Science, 5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. Science Education (Geosciences, 5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. Teaching, Elementary Education (K–8)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. Teaching, Mathematics (5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade:
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    M.A. Teaching, Science (5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MA in Mathematics Ed 5-12
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MA in Mathematics Ed 5-9
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MA in Teaching Mathematics (5-9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MA in Teaching Mathematics 5-12
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MA in Teaching Science (5-9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Master of Arts in English Language Learning (P-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): TESOL
    Grade: K-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Master of Arts in Science Education (5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Master of Arts in Science Education (5-9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Master of Arts in Teaching (Science 5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    MS in Educational Leadership
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ELCC
    Grade:
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ADV

    PB Certificate Mathematics 5-9 & 5-12
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Elementary Education (K–8)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): ACEI
    Grade: K-8
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Mathematics (5-12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Mathematics (5-9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCTM
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–12)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-9
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Preparation, Science (5–9)
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NSTA
    Grade: 5-9 & 5-12
    Degree: Specialist or C.A.S.
    Level: ITP

    Social Studies Education BA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

    Social Studies Education MA
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Master's
    Level: ITP

    Social Studies Education PB
    Specialized Professional Association (SPA): NCSS
    Grade: 5-12
    Degree: Post Baccalaureate
    Level: ITP

     

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