Would you like to make an average of $35,000 to $40,000 a year? Elementary and Early Education teaching careers are on the rise. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, I would suggest checking out Online Early Education programs through accredited universities.
Here Are Some Things To Expect When Going For An Online Early Education Degree:
1. Classes Other Than Education – Be prepared to take classes other than education. A complete online early education program will produce well-rounded teachers. Teachers are assumed to have knowledge in various subjects. You may be required to take placement exams and take prerequisite courses for online early education universities.
2. Grade Point Average Does Matter – Certain states have a minimal GPA that you have to maintain in order to get your degree. I know Pennsylvania requires a 3.0 grade point average, in all classes, to graduate. Online Early Education colleges are no different. An online university is given the permission to expel you from your major until your grades are at the requirement. Grants and scholarships can also be revoked or suspended because of failing grades.
3. Semesters Are Different – Online universities normally do not have the summers off. Their school year works on weeks and months. This is the reason why you see advertisements that say, “Receive Your Online Early Education Degree In 18 Months Or Less!”. Do not be surprised if you apply for “Spring Term” and do not start classes until February. Most classes are 4-6 week classes in the online education world.
4. Student Teaching Is Required – The most convenient thing about getting an online education degree is not having to attend class in a real classroom. This does not mean that you get out of student teaching though. Practicum is an in-the-field experience to assure you have what it takes to be a teacher. The length of the student teaching practicum depends on the university. Most require 1 semesters length, but my university (remember it was online) required 2 semester lengths.
I have never regretted getting my teaching certification. I do, however, consider teaching a difficult career. Setting your heart on succeeding in college, to get your teaching degree, is the first step to a successful career. Contact an accredited online college to get started on your dreams today!