In order to embark on a teaching career, a bachelor’s degree along with additional teacher certification is required. In order to teacher at the high school level, some schools require master’s degrees in their particular subject area, such as calculus or Spanish. In many states there has been a shortage of teachers, which has somewhat decreased certification requirements for teachers. Educational requirements have nonetheless remained the same.
Do not assume that it will take six years to acquire a master’s degree before being allowed to teach high school. There are many online institutions that have programs that expedite the process. Credits from other colleges or universities can often be transferred to count towards online degree programs.
There are a few things to consider when attempting to acquire a teaching degree on the internet. First, determine what subject area you would like to focus on, and what age group you would like to teach. It is also important to learn the state requirements for certification in the area you would like to teach. Once you have determined these things, the next step is to search online for appropriate programs.
There is a wide range of education degree programs available at the University of Phoenix Online. These include: Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Education Master of Arts in Education/Administration & Supervision Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction – Adult Education Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction – Computer Education Master of Arts in Education/Curriculum & Instruction – ESL Master of Arts in Education/Early Childhood Education Master of Arts in Education/Elementary Teacher Education Master of Arts in Education/Secondary Teacher Education Master of Arts in Education/Special Education Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Curriculum and Instruction
While this university has a number of options available, you might want to consider speaking with an advisor about your aims.
Another college with a comprehensive online program is Jones International University. This is an online of their graduate teacher programs, master’s programs, and offerings for administrators
K-12 Educators and Administrators Specializations
M.Ed. in Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment M.Ed. in Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration M.Ed. in K-12 e-Learning Technology and Design: Instructional Technologist
Teacher Licensure and Principal and Administrator Licensure Specializations
M.Ed. in Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Teacher Licensure M.Ed. in Secondary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Teacher Licensure M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration: Principal and Administrator Licensure
Obviously, there are many more online education degree programs available beyond these two universities. Go ahead and find out the requirements in your local area, and search online for programs that cover the subject area you wish to teach. You may be able to achieve a master’s degree in much less time than you anticipate.