How to Get Teacher Certification?


In today’s technologically advanced world, getting a degree of your choice is available through distance learning.  It doesn’t matter Career as a Teacherwhat kind of career you end up choosing, graduation is never far away! If you hold a Bachelor’s degree, and are looking for a way to gain your teaching certification, there are online classes available to help you move toward meeting your goal of becoming a teacher.

Many online colleges and universities offer majors that work toward accelerating your career outlook. It is important for students to research their particular state requirements to ensure a chosen program will meet the minimum requirements toward becoming a certified teacher.  This is the most important step for any student to make when looking to pursue distance learning.

There are many major options available for those wishing to study an area of focus in the field of education; however, these may not lead to a teaching certification.  There are many Master’s level courses available for current educators but that doesn’t assure a credential. Researching the curriculum and your states requirements is the key to selecting the right program for you.

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St. Joseph University offers the Accelerated Teacher Certificate (OATCERT) program enabling those students, with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, to work toward earning their secondary teaching certification or Master’s degree in Secondary Education in Math, Science, English, or Social Studies. This will enable them to get certified to teach in grade 7-12 in their chosen discipline. The course is presented entirely in a live web-based system leading to a residential student requirement.

Drexel University offers the Post-Graduate Teaching Certificate Online – Secondary Education to individuals that hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college that wishes to be certified in their state to secondary education, grades 7-12. US News and World Report ranked their Post-Bachelor’s Teaching Certificate program as one of “America’s Best Graduate Schools 2011.” It is delivered in whole through a virtual environment with the exception of a required student teacher segment.

Online courses are becoming more popular as the demand for quality educators continues and the supply of such individuals continues to decrease. Distance education allows those currently working in the academic field, or another field and wishing to change careers, to continue to work while pursuing their career aspirations.  Going after further studies is an excellent way to quickly be on your way to professional success.