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A Degree In Education Online

Sep 13, 2008
There are those who are born to teach. That is their one and only dream in life to become an educator, a teacher. Money has nothing to do with this dream, we all know that teachers are overworked and underpaid. Still, teaching is the only thing that will fulfill the lives of born teachers. In order to become an educator, however, one must first obtain a college degree, which is a lot easier said than done.

Attending a brick and mortar college or university and getting a degree that allows one to teach means four full years of attending classes, lectures, labs, etc. Is it cheap? Not a chance. The cost of a four year college education is far outpacing the rate of inflation.
There are not a lot of hard working American families who can afford to send a child to college for four years without some financial help. Scholarships and student loans become part of their dinnertime conversations.

However, with nothing more than a high school diploma or a GED, their hopes for advancing beyond entry level are greatly diminished. The potential earning power of a person who has a high school diploma or a GED is twice as good as it is for those without either. But the earning potential of a person with a BA degree is twice as good as that of those who only have a high school diploma or a GED. Getting a BA degree just makes good financial sense. You will earn twice as much money over your lifetime with a BA degree as you will earn without one.

It all comes down to dollars and cents. The fact is that today a person of any age or background can get a BA degree online. There are no admission requirements to meet and the cost is only a fraction of that required for attending a brick-and-mortar college or university. The progress toward getting a BA degree can be made at each student's own pace. There are not any requirements for how many credit hours must be signed up for in any given period of time.

During the course of the struggle to figure out how to pay for a college education, some families and potential college students discover that courses can be taken online. Whole degrees in education can be earned online and at a fraction of the cost of a four year career at a brick and mortar college or university. The outcome is the same, a degree that allows the born to teach teacher to teach and without starting out so deeply in debt that they will spend years crawling out from under it.

The thing a potential online student needs to find out for himself or herself is if an online degree is accepted by the school at which he or she wishes to teach. Online degrees are being accepted more and more often now but all schools do not accept a degree that was totally earned online. Sometimes a mixture of brick and mortar college courses and online college courses is the best answer.

One quick here, you have to check for accredition. Online colleges and universities very proudly announce that they are accredited. They never hide the fact and you will not have to dig through many pages on their websites to determine whether they are accredited or not. The same is true for brick and mortar colleges and universities. They will say that they are an accredited institution. They will shout it from the rooftops.
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