Teaching and Education Schools, Online Degrees and Programs

America's teachers and education administrators hold the nation's future in their hands. Teachers and administrators typically earn an undergraduate degree in their academic field of interest, and then go on to teaching school or online graduate school to earn their certifications or degrees required to enter the classroom. Teachers can specialize in special education, early childhood education, instructional design, or adult education. They may choose to enroll in an online education and teaching degree program at the post-graduate level to prepare for work as a school or district administrator.

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Building on Purdue's mission to provide greater access to affordable, world-class education, Purdue University Globaldelivers a fully personalized online experience that's tailored to working adults. By opening the doors to adults who need flexibility to fit learning into their busy lives, we make it possible to achieve a high-quality education from a prestigious university system—completely online.

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  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood

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Online Learning at Concordia University–Portland

If education is your passion, Concordia University-Portland is your university. One of the most respected names in learning today, Concordia offers several fully online Master of Education (MEd) programs—most of which can completed in one year—and a fully online Doctorate of Education (EdD) program. Our graduates stand out with the skills, integrity, and compassion  necessary to meet the ever-changing needs of students today. Together, we're all making an impact in education.

Programs:
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies
  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
  • M.Ed. In Curriculum and Instruction: Community Engagement in Education
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  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
  • As a regionally accredited, private, online and graduate-focused university, NCU offers doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in business, technology management, education, and psychology, as well as doctoral and master’s degrees in marriage and family therapy.
Programs:
  • Curriculum and Teaching - EdS
  • E-Learning - EdS
  • General Education - Master of Education
  • And more...

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How to Prepare for a Career in Education and Education Administration

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the most-common route to teaching begins with a bachelor's degree in education or a major field in the arts and sciences. Student may begin preparing for or applying to online education and teaching schools to pursue their credentials. All states require teachers to pass licensing exams and hold current licenses. Most education administrators return to education and teaching programs to earn an advanced degree after completing several years of classroom teaching experience.

Teachers and Education Administrators Wages

The BLS reports that the median annual wage for elementary school teachers in 2008 was $49,330, with secondary school teachers taking home a median wage of $51,180. Education administrators earned a 2008 median annual wage of $83,880.

Education Career Outlook

Jobs for education administrators are predicted to rise by eight percent during the 2008-to -2018 decade. Employment of elementary, middle school, and secondary school teachers is expected to rise by 13 percent during this same decade.

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