Online Teaching Degree
Are you looking to join the more than three million men and women who teach in America's public and private elementary, middle and high schools? Few careers are as rewarding as helping children learn. If you've always wanted to pursue a teaching career, but didn't have the time or money to attend classes at a university, you'll be pleased to know that many universities now offer online teaching degrees.
About an online teaching degree
An online teaching degree program allows you to train to be a teacher from your home computer. Like traditional teaching degree programs, you have a choice of degrees. Among these are early childhood education (for those wishing to be elementary school teachers) and Bachelor of Science in Eductaion degrees (for middle and high school teachers.)
An online degree program has many advantages. Chief among these is that you can set your own schedule, allowing you to work around your job, child care and other responsibilities. In addition, you don't have to commute back and forth to a campus or even live near the school you want to attend.
Salary and job prospects with an online teaching degree
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the average annual salary for a teacher in the United States is $51, 380. However, your exact salary will depend on such factors as where you live, the grade you teach, your experience, what subject you teach and whether you have an advanced degree. Teaching is a career that always in demand. According to the BLS, there will be approximately 281,000 new teaching jobs created by 2010.
If you're looking for a job where you can make a big difference in your community, you'd be hard pressed to find a better choice than becoming a teacher. And, with the increasing popularity of online teaching degrees, training to be a teacher is easier than ever.
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