Is getting an online teaching degree in your future? Have you always wanted to be a teacher but didn't want to go back to school full time? Perhaps you feel called to share your experience and become an educator but you cannot make the finances work to quit your job and pursue your teaching degree full time?
In the information age there is another option for you. Although not available even 5 years ago, today you can obtain a fully accredited teaching degree online. Going to school online means you have the flexibility to attend classes based on your schedule, not the professors.
If you have always wanted a teaching job, an online degree is the best plan. With the number of online colleges offering teaching degrees increasing every year, you have more and more options for your secondary education.
It used to be distance education was available only for military personnel and their families but with the advent and popularity of the internet a whole new market is opening up. Online teaching degrees allow people with professional careers to obtain teaching degrees without having to quit their full time job.
Most teaching certificates will require you to perform a student teaching assignment that is a 3 month period of teaching in a school but 3 months is much more affordable than 2 or 3, or even 4 years like you would take if you were attending a traditional program in a brick-and-mortar school.
Obtaining an online teaching degree isn't easy. You need to consider that you will work hard or harder than you would n a traditional brick-and-mortar program. You will have to diligent about balancing your current job, family, and activity schedule in addition to managing your coursework for your online teaching degree program.
One of the best rewards for earning an on-line teaching degree is that you can complete the majority of your coursework while you are still employed, you can attend class anywhere a computer and Internet connection is available, and you can save time by not having to drive to and from classes during the week.
Think about how you would feel having a teaching job that you earned in your spare time. Most people have more than 1 or 2 career changes in their lifetime, if a teaching job is something you have always wanted check into online teaching degree programs and find the best program to help you obtain your online teaching degree.
Jeff Morrow writes about employment issues for teachers. Find a community of teachers, all advertised teaching jobs, and many free teaching resources at My-Nursing-Career.