June 17, 2014
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,