In Boost to Competency Model, Western Governors U. Gets Top Marks in Teacher Ed

Perceptions of a college’s quality can be notoriously difficult to budge.

If a college is well known and expensive, such thinking goes, it must be good, while inexpensive options using lesser-known models like competency-based education offer a meager substitute for the traditional residential experience.

So what does it mean when a college that uses a competency-based model earns top marks in a national ranking?

In what many observers believe to be a first,