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Make a Difference with an Online Bachelor Degree

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Are you interested in a career in which you can make a direct and positive impact on today’s students—an impact that will help shape tomorrow’s leaders?  Have you thought about becoming a teacher via an online bachelor degree in education?  Teaching is one of those rare occupations through which dedicated individuals can actually make a difference in the world; however, to become a teacher it is first necessary to attain the proper degree and licensing credentials.  These are required by the state, and will serve as proof that you are not only proficient in the subject you plan to teach, but that you have properly prepared yourself to meet the enormous responsibility inherent in the teaching profession. 

In the past, obtaining a degree in education was not always an easy proposition, especially for people who needed to work full time to support themselves and/or for students with family responsibilities who lacked the time to attend a traditional college program.  Through the years, these time constraints have unfortunately denied many individuals the opportunity to further their education, and as a result, the world has probably missed out on some really great teachers.  Fortunately, these days there is another alternative—an alternative that allows students to obtain an online bachelor degree in education without being burdened by long commutes and lengthy classroom sessions. 

Developments and improvements in online communication have allowed many accredited colleges and universities to offer some of their more popular degree tracks in an online format, including the online bachelor degree in education.  Instead of attending several classes a week in a physical classroom, the majority of coursework in an online program can be completed from home and sent back to the instructor electronically.  Here’s how it works:

At the beginning of each semester/quarter, students enrolled in the online bachelor degree in education program will generally be given a course syllabus listing the required reading and assignments for each week of the semester.  As each assignment is completed, the student will then remit that assignment electronically to the instructor—usually as an email attachment—for comments and evaluation.  Each of these assignments will make up a certain percentage of the student’s grade.  Testing is also part of these online programs and will of course factor in to a student’s overall grade.  While some instructors may require students to assemble at the college or university to take these exams, most instructors are comfortable with online evaluations.

Of course not every component of the “online bachelor degree in education” will be offered online.  Students will need a certain amount of practical experience working in an actual classroom, as well as an opportunity to collaborate with fellow students, but the majority of coursework will be completed over the Internet.

An online bachelor degree in education can save students the time, aggravation and cost associated with commuting, but this delivery model may also help save in tuition costs.  Because there are fewer costs and less overhead with the distance learning model, universities can typically pass those savings on to students in the form of lower tuition.


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