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Teaching Degrees
For those interested in a purposeful, fulfilling career, teaching could hardly be a better choice -- especially for those who enjoy helping others. While the idea of a teaching career might bring to mind a roomful of young children, the truth is that a teaching degree can take you much further than an elementary school classroom. A teaching degree program could lead you to a career in a middle school, high school, or even postsecondary teaching. Training in this field can also help you in a professional environment, as many corporations hire their own internal trainers.

Teaching Programs: What Is Involved?
Training programs for those interested in teaching will vary widely depending on the goal and range from bachelor's degrees qualifying you for a job as an elementary school teacher to master's and doctoral programs. Typical coursework will typically combine self-paced study with collaborative work and many programs will require access to a classroom to complete student teaching assignments. Most training programs are career-oriented and will prepare you for a career in your chosen area of expertise, whether as a K-8 teacher with a math emphasis or a job in administration leadership.

Job Outlook Is Bright For Teachers
If you are interested in a job teaching the outlook is quite good. In fact, a number of teaching occupations are among those predicted by the U.S. Department of Labor to have the largest numerical job growth in the next several years. Earnings potential will depend again on your chosen career path. For example, the median salary in 2004 for postsecondary teachers was $51,800 and for K-8 pay ranged from $41,400 to $45,920. For most teaching positions job growth is expected to increase steadily if not faster than average.

Teaching Programs: What Is Involved?
Training programs for those interested in teaching will vary widely depending on the goal and range from bachelor's degrees qualifying you for a job as an elementary school teacher to master's and doctoral programs. Typical coursework will typically combine self-paced study with collaborative work and many programs will require access to a classroom to complete student teaching assignments. Most training programs are career-oriented and will prepare you for a career in your chosen area of expertise, whether as a K-8 teacher with a math emphasis or a job in administration leadership.

Job Outlook Is Bright For Teachers
If you are interested in a job teaching the outlook is quite good. In fact, a number of teaching occupations are among those predicted by the U.S. Department of Labor to have the largest numerical job growth in the next several years. Earnings potential will depend again on your chosen career path. For example, the median salary in 2004 for postsecondary teachers was $51,800 and for K-8 pay ranged from $41,400 to $45,920. For most teaching positions job growth is expected to increase steadily if not faster than average.


Sources:
Dept. of Labor
• Fastest Growing Occupations
• Teachers K-8
• Teachers Postsecondary

Online Degrees in Teaching

Kaplan University

There are countless specialties of study available at Kaplan University. The major departments include: more

Teaching Degrees Offered:
  • ASIS/Educational Paraprofessional (Teacher's Aide)

    If you are interested in working with children or adolescents, or perhaps are considering a teaching certificate in the future, the ASIS with Educational Paraprofessional emphasis area will provide you with the opportunity to pursue these options. This program combines the strong foundation of interdisciplinary studies with specialized skills that will enable the student to be an effective paraprofessional in the classroom, child care center, or any other setting where instructional aides may be of assistance.

  • MATL/Teaching Literacy and Language: Grades K-6

    A master’s degree with this emphasis area will qualify you to develop curriculum at the elementary level and lead to other career advancement opportunities. You’ll learn about teaching basic reading and writing skills to children, how to help adolescents overcome comprehension difficulties, and how to develop courses for ESL.

  • MATL/Teaching Students with Special Needs

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. This area of study prepares you for meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, and physical handicaps. Special education is an area of teaching in great need of qualified and caring instructors.

  • MATL/Teaching Mathematics: Grades K-5

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn how to develop mathematical proficiency in students in grades K–5. This emphasis area focuses on teaching numbers and operations, geometry and measurement, algebra, and data analysis and probability.

  • MATL/Teaching with Technology

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn how technology can be integrated into your classroom and how the Internet can support teaching and learning. You’ll also learn how special education can benefit from high-tech teaching methods. Many schools have chairpersons who head up technology departments and offer enrichment programs.

  • Iowa Teacher Intern Certificate

    The Iowa Teacher Intern Certificate program is an accelerated, online graduate certificate program geared toward career changers who hold a bachelor’s degree and want to teach in secondary education. In addition to coursework, candidates will take part in field experiences and a year-long internship that will prepare them to teach in the secondary content areas of math, science, English, foreign language, visual and performing arts, and social studies.

  • MATL/Teaching Literacy and Language: Grades 6-12

    A master’s degree with this emphasis area will qualify you to develop curriculum at the secondary level and lead to other career advancement opportunities. You’ll learn about teaching basic reading and writing skills to children, how to help adolescents overcome comprehension difficulties, and how to develop courses for ESL.

  • MATL/Teaching Mathematics: Grades 6-8

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn how to develop mathematical proficiency in students in grades 6–8. This emphasis area focuses on teaching numbers and operations, geometry and measurement, algebra, and data analysis and probability.

  • MATL/Teaching Mathematics: Grades 9-12

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn how to develop mathematical proficiency in students grades 9–12. This emphasis focuses on instructional strategies for teaching high school mathematics; measurements, numbers, and operations; and algebra.

  • MATL/Teaching Science: Grades K-6

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn to plan and teach an inquiry-based science class for grades K–6. Focus on content and instructional strategies to help students actively learn physical and life science and earth and space science.

  • MATL/Teaching Science: Grades 6-12

    This degree program is designed to help candidates become proficient in program competencies that are based upon national and professional standards for practicing teachers. Learn to plan and teach an inquiry-based science class for secondary students. Topics include historical and social perspectives on science and technology, physical and life science, and earth and space science.

  • Master of Education/Secondary Education

    This accelerated teacher certification program is designed to help you become a secondary teacher. As a prospective teacher pursuing a degree in secondary teaching, you will receive instruction in teaching methodologies for specific content areas at the secondary level, including math, science, social studies, foreign language, visual and performing arts, and English. The program offers core and certification courses, as well as required field work assignments and a supervised student teaching experience.

  • Professional Development for Teachers

    This program is designed for practicing K–12 teachers who teach a classroom or group of students and wish to master subject competencies and create pedagogical experiences that focus on raising student achievement. Participants meet online as teams to collaborate, examine data on student performance, study content embedded in standards, and implement research-based instructional strategies to improve their individual performances as educators.

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AIU Online

In addition to the seven campuses scattered across the United States, Britain and the United Arab Emirates, American InterContinental University Online offers a variety of degree programs to students online. They offer seven major schools, each of which offer a variety of degree programs. These include the schools of: more

Teaching Degrees Offered:
  • Master's of Education

    This program focuses on offering an industry-current education to those wishing to pursue career opportunities at the forefront of modern education. This program offers four concentration choices: leadership in educational organizations, educational assessment and evaluation, curriculum and instruction, and instructional technology. However, it is important to note that this program is not designed to meet state licensure requirements, though certification information is available.

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Walden University

Walden University offers students a comprehensive Bachelor's or Master's degree program in an exclusive online environment. The online tools and resources available allow students to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of independent learning, structured class curriculums, and easy access to instructors. more

Teaching Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

    This program is designed to improve your scholarship and research skills so you can improve student learning at the classroom and school level. The learning format combines online courses and face-to-face residencies. Students in this program can specialize in either Administrator Leadership for Teaching and Learning, or Teacher Leadership.

  • Ph.D. in Education

    This program is intended for students whose professional practice and career goals cover a range of educational topics or are interdisciplinary, combining specific education subjects with complementary subjects from the humanities, natural or social and behavioral sciences. It combines collaborative online study with self-paced, faculty-guided research modules and face-to-face residencies.

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Capella University

Capella Univeristy offers 93 graduate and undergraduate specializations along with 16 certificate programs. Over 760 online courses are available for both graduate and undergraduate degree programs. Capella's core schools of study include: more

Teaching Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    The Doctor of Philosophy degree is an online program created to provide working professionals with the opportunity to acquire advanced theoretical and practical knowledge and become leaders and experts in their field. Faculty, advisers and other doctoral students come together to create a unique doctoral experience and provide support as students research, write and present their dissertation. Graduates are successful as industry teachers, consultants, counselors, and executives.

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Ashford University

For almost 100 years, Ashford University has been providing the residents of Clinton, Iowa with the training they need to earn their bachelors or masters degrees in a variety of specialties. Over time, Ashford has grown and now has the capability to offer students around the world access to three Bachelors programs and two Masters programs online. more

Teaching Degrees Offered:
  • Organizational Management - Education

    With a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Management, working professionals may enhance their understanding of the inner workings of organization management and gain skills needed to become leaders in their field. When coupled with a concentration in education, students also learn the theory, mechanics, issues and methods unique to the field of education. Though graduates are not eligible for teaching licensure, they are qualified for an management position in education.

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