Education Degrees

Key Information About a Teaching Career

1. Is Teaching the Right Career For Me?…What Grade Do I Want To Teach?

We have a few teachers in a variety of fields that have recently written about their experience teaching. They have included pros, cons, and advice for those thinking of becoming a teacher. Click here.

2. Ask Teachers Currently in the Field Questions About Teaching as a Career. Check out our Forum!

You may have a variety of questions before committing your time and effort into becoming a teacher. Who better to ask than teachers currently in the field. We have a team of teachers that moderate and answer questions you may have about the teaching profession. Click Here to visit our forum.

3. Compare Cost and Convenience:

There are many schools that can offer you the quality training and education you need to become a proficient teacher. The key is finding a quality program that fits your budget. Compare quality, convenience, and price of online programs as well as a list of most NCATE approved universities in the country. I DO WANT TO NOTE: When looking at Online programs, read the information carefully and contact the school for more information. Only a few online schools are NCATE approved. There are important questions to ask (ex: A few online programs may not offer a student teaching semester). I have included important questions to ask and the answers that the schools gave to me. If you choose the online route make sure the program will qualify you to become a teacher in your state. Contact each prospective university for more information. Click here for information to compare: Traditional Universities, Online Bachelor’s Degree, Online Masters Degree, or Residency Programs.

4. Post Baccalaureate Program vs. Masters Degree Program:

If you already have a bachelors degree: There are two routes you can take to get an education degree that will qualify you for attaining a teacher licensure or certification. Click here to read more.

5. Residency Programs:

If you already have a bachelors degree many areas of the country our offering fast track residency programs that earn the participants a graduate degree and qualify for teacher licensure. This is a fairly new concept, but gaining nationwide attention for the quality and the success of the teachers from these programs. Click here for more information and a list of residency programs around the country.

6. Lateral Entry:

Lateral Entry is a system that allows people with a bachelor’s degree in a non-educational field to begin teaching immediately with a temporary teacher license. Click here for more information.

7. NCATE Accredited: Is this important?

NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) is an independent accrediting agency that sets and monitors the standard for teaching programs across the country. Click here for more information.

8. Have Your Student Loans Repaid Through Student Loan Repayment Programs for Teachers….

For those of you who are already teaching or just about to start you may have student loans that need repayment. There are many programs out there that can help you repay you student loans just by doing your job. Click here to read more!!.

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