Teaching DegreesMoms, have you ever dreamed of becoming a teacher but never pursued the degree necessary to make your dream reality?  Guess what,  it’s not too late.  You still have time to become the teacher you always wanted to be whether to homeschool your own children or to teach in a classroom.

Maybe you would rather pursue a degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education?  Or, maybe you just want a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies.  Whatever area of education you choose; there is a variety of online programs available to you.  Which do you choose and who has the best programs to date?  Here are a brief list of online schools and programs that you can find here on classesandcareers.com that may help you with your decision to return to school.

Top Online Schools and Programs in Education

Western Governors University

  • B.A in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A in Mathematics (5-9) or (5-12)
  • B.A. in Science (5-9)
  • B.A. in Science (Chemistry, 5-12)
  • B.A. in Science (Physics, 5-12)
  • B.A. in Science ( Biological Sciences, 5-12)
  • B.A. in Science (Geosciences, 5-12)
  • B.A. in Special Education (PreK-12)

University of Phoenix

  • B.A in Early Childhood
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • B.A. in Secondary Education
  • B.A. in Special Education

Ashford University

  • B.A. in Child Development
  • B.A. in Cognitive Studies
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education Administration
  • B.A. in Education and Public Policy
  • B.A. in Education Studies
  • B.A. in Education Language Learner Studies
  • B.A. in Instructional Design
  • B.A. in Library Science and Media

Walden University

  • B.A. in Child Development
  • B.A. in Educational Studies
  • B.A. in Instructional Design and Technology

If you already possess a Bachelor’s Degree in some sort of education field, maybe you would like to pursue a Master’s Degree to see a nice raise in your pay scale.  Here is a brief list of online schools offering Master’s Degrees in Education:

Capella University

  • MS K-12 Studies in Education
  • MS Curriculum and Instruction
  • MS Reading and Literacy

Liberty University Online

  • Master of Arts in Teaching-Special Education
  • Master of Education Gifted Specialist Program

Kaplan University

  • Master of Science in Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching-Iowa Certification
  • Master of Arts in Teaching-Nationwide (Outside Iowa), Noncertification
  • Master of Science in higher education
  • Master of Science in Education and Instructional Technology

Hopefully these lists helped you in your decision to study for a degree education.  There is nothing more rewarding than molding and shaping the young minds of today.  Who knows, you could end up being one of the teachers of a future President of the United States.  Wouldn’t that be amazing?  Teachers may get underpaid from time to time but the rewards are so much greater.  The impact on a child’s life is just so priceless.

So, how about it?  Are you a teacher at heart?  Is there a teacher within you waiting to come out?  It’s time to act and pursue that long desired education degree.  If you are a mom who already has Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education, we would love to hear from you.

* Check out this inspiring success story over at community.ashworthcollege.edu about a scholarship winner (a mom) who “overcame tragedy to inspire others.”

* In need of financial assistance such as Federal Aid, Grants, Scholarships, Student Loans, and Work Study programs?  Check out the financial aid section of classesandcareers.com.

One comment on “The Teacher in you: Get an online Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education

  • I was able to finish a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction degree program online. In time I will probably move more into a corporate environment working with large companies to develop training and continuing education programs. I can tell you from personal experience that there are two things to consider if you are thinking of doing it. First, find a school that has a traditional campus that also offers an online program. That way in the future when you send your resume out those that are still closed minded about online education will not be able to determine just from your resume how you got a degree. Second, if you are not a strong self starter do not do an online program. When you are at home and have all the distractions of your normal life available to you it can be hard to sit there and read four chapters, or to write a paper. I got my degree with Scranton University (www.uscranton.com). There are lots of choices out there now. Take your time and find the right one for you.

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