The shortage of qualified teachers for elementary education is reaching a crisis. The U.S. Department of Education predicts that within the next ten years there will be a need within the U.S. for 2.4 million teachers. In order to help people pursue their BA degree in teaching many colleges and universities are now offering online programs in elem. education.
A number of online education degree programs exist for those wishing to pursue teaching in a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. Whether you have an interest in science, mathematics, history or the arts you can pursue your dream of becoming a teacher through e-learning programs being setup across the United States. These programs offer flexibility for students who may already be working in another career field or for those who live in remote areas without easy access to higher education facilities.
Teaching can be a rewarding career for many who enjoy sharing their knowledge with students who are eager to learn. Many people find that helping students achieve knowledge is one of the most rewarding careers available because of the unique challenges and the often surprising results. It is not uncommon for people to remember a favorite teacher decades later as someone who helped shape them into who they are today.
Depending on your state’s teacher certification requirements you may be eligible to attend all of your classes virtually. Usually the only time you will need to spend in a classroom environment is towards the end of your degree program when you will practice actual classroom teaching in a school environment. If you have any questions or want to find out more, including financial assistance available to help you pursue your goal, contact your local college of university and find out about e-learning opportunities in your area.