Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Teaching

An online bachelor’s degree in teaching may provide students with the skills and training needed to teach students of varying age levels. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may learn how to develop curriculum for students, create websites or discussion boards pertaining to assignments, and monitor children’s progress. Coursework within these programs may include general education requirements, along with specialized subjects and core courses, such as instructional planning and presentation, education methods, and educational psychology.

Graduates may opt for entry-level employment or further their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program in teaching. Bachelor’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities in a variety of educational settings, such as public and private schools, preschools, colleges, and universities.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 17% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within online baccalaureate-level programs in teaching may combine general education requirements along with major-specific courses and classes catered toward their particular teaching subject, such as mathematics, science, English, and social science. In these four-year programs, students may learn how to plan lessons, assess students’ abilities and weaknesses, and communicate with parents, students, and other educators about children’s progress. Core teaching courses may include the following:

  • Education Methods
  • Cultural Studies and Diversity
  • Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management
  • Instructional Planning and Presentation
  • Child Development
  • Reasoning and Problem Solving

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in teaching may find teaching jobs at private, public, and magnet schools as well as daycares, preschools, colleges, and universities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as kindergarten or elementary teachers are expected to increase by 17% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • College Professor

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in teaching may continue their education and enroll in an online master’s-level degree program in teaching. These graduate-level programs may provide students with additional training and teaching methods. Employers may prefer to hire individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree, and for those who seek employment in a public school, they may need a state-issued certification or license.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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