Online Associate Degrees in Teaching
Graduates may either seek entry-level teaching positions or pursue a teaching license by transferring to a four-year baccalaureate program. Associate-level graduates may seek a career in public schools, tutoring programs, libraries, private schools, and charter schools.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for associate-level teaching degree programs may include select general education courses, specialized subject classes, and major-specific teaching coursework. These courses may teach students how to manage a classroom, plan lessons, and supervise student progress. Core online teaching classes may include the following:
- Exploring Teaching and Learning
- Diversity in Education
- Contemporary Issues in Education
- Foundations of Numbers and Operations
- Fundamentals of English Education
- Education Psychology
- Fundamentals of Science Education
Graduates of associate-level programs in teaching may explore career opportunities in day care centers, public schools, private schools, charter school districts, and libraries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, teaching employment opportunities are projected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Teacher Assistant
- Private Tutor
- Childcare Center Worker
- Library Assistant
Those who complete an associate degree in teaching may wish to expand their education by transferring to a four-year online baccalaureate program. A baccalaureate degree program in teaching may provide students with enhanced training that may lead to teacher licensure. Employers may require an associate degree for entry-level employment, but a bachelor’s degree at minimum is required for certified teaching positions.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
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