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Online Secondary Education  Degrees and Courses

Looking for online accredited career colleges and universities offering Secondary Education degrees. Each program from a Online Career College, a post-secondary for-profit institution, offers an education with an in-demand career field. As total higher education enrollment decreases, student enrollment in courses and degree programs at online colleges continues to rise. Today, millions of college students choose to take some or all of their courses online. Teaching is a great career and most teachers agree that it was a wonderful job choice.

Online Secondary Education Degrees

Teachers help educate the next generation

Educating the next generation is a privilege, but also a tremendous responsibility. Teachers must have the tools they need to impart knowledge. Where can one obtain those tools? At colleges and universities that offer secondary education programs and elementary education degrees.

Teachers in the U.S. public school systems must graduate from a four-year college with a bachelor's degree in education or a specialty field, such as English, Science or Math, and obtain a state license. Many states offer accelerated licensing programs for professionals who hold bachelor's degrees in fields other than education who want to teach. Private schools often have more flexible hiring requirements.

Degree programs for teachers

Most elementary and secondary education colleges offer a variety of major and minor degree programs within their bachelor's degree programs in education, including elementary, middle and high school education. Some colleges also offer special content areas, such as special education, technology, literacy, multicultural studies and music. Education degrees typically include the following classes:

  1. Educational psychology
  2. Human behavior and development
  3. Measurements and evaluation
  4. Student teaching
  5. Valuing cultural diversity

At some universities, students can further specialize in math, science, statistics and other areas.

Your ticket to higher earnings: master's degree in elementary or secondary education

In order to further their careers and qualify for salary increases, many teachers earn a master's degree in elementary education or secondary education at some point in their careers. These degrees are widely offered by public and private colleges and universities, both online and on-campus. Many on-campus programs are at night to accommodate the schedule of busy teachers.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, secondary school teachers earned a mean annual wage of $55,990 as of May 2010, while elementary school teachers earned $54,330 and middle school teachers earned $54,880.

Are you ready to change the world, one student at a time?

Author: Judy Jenner

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