Elementary education online degree: it's time to teach
Search for your degree now!You love kids, you love learning, and it's time to put that passion to work for you. Over the past several years, an elementary education online degree has become an excellent option. Students are often able to earn the degree they need while still working, raising their own children, and fulfilling life responsibilities. It's a win-win.
Returning to school changed my life
After several years out of school, I went to a distance learning program to earn a degree in writing. It was an excellent program, rigorous and demanding but flexible enough for a working adult, and it changed my life for the better in many ways. Because of that degree, I got great jobs, first as a tutor at a college and then as a faculty member. My income tripled and my job satisfaction multiplied many times over.
One thing about teaching: at the end of the day, you never have to wonder if your life is a waste of time. :) That's why I think an Elementary Education Online Degree is a good idea.
How to choose the right institution for you
First, ask yourself some key questions. Is there a particular field you'd like to study in for your Elementary Education Online Degree -- special education, art, speech therapy, early childhood, or some other area? Would you like to earn your degree completely online or would you prefer a hybrid program in which you meet with professors in person occasionally? Is location important to you?
Remember, some programs allow you to integrate your paid work experience into your schooling.
It's always useful to talk to students currently in the program to get a feel for how it works. Reputable colleges and universities will be happy to connect you to admissions staff and students who can help.
It's time to get going on your research! I've selected several quality institutions to get you started, and they all offer free information packets for the asking. Order a few, then sit down with your materials. Choose your top two or three and then get to know people at the schools that interest you most.
Top 5 questions to ask
After you've answered your own questions and done some initial research, it's time to talk to the school representatives. Here are a few good questions to get you started:
1) How satisfied are your current students? (Ask for contact info and follow up!)
2) What career placement services does your institution offer for graduates? What are your job placement rates?
3) Will I be able to get academic credit for job experience?
4) Does this program offer in-person meetings or classes in addition to online programming?
5) Who are the professors in this program? What are their areas of interest and expertise?
OK, let's get started--begin clicking now!
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