Online Teaching Certificates

Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises

"Online Professors Still Present, Available For Help And Support...
I was very surprised that I was highly motivated to learn and do my work even though I never went to a face-to-face classroom. The majority of professors I had were very helpful, present, and available to answer questions at all times of the day." (Instructional Technology Specialist for school district; 2013)

Career: 3 years of experience, currently based in Indiana, female
School: Studied Elementary Education With A Focus On Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis in Indiana; completed Master degree in 2012

"I Was Amazed That The Specific Degree I Wanted Was Online...
I was surprised that what I wanted to get a Master's in actually existed where I could go to school completely online." (Coach; 2014)

Career: 7 years of experience, currently based in Tennessee, male
School: Studied Sports Management Concentration In Coaching at American Military University in West Virginia; completed Master degree in 2009

"Example 2...
The "teacher" of several online courses I took were not helpful at all. They made it seem that online courses were not a priority to them. It made it hard to want to stay motivated when I am not getting the support I needed from the staff" (Middle School Teacher; 2013)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Missouri, female
School: at University Of Missouri in Missouri; completed Bachelor degree

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Best School Tips

Allocate time specifically for the class. Quiet, designated area for just Online classroom." (Middle School Teacher; 2013)

"Decision: Meet Online Or Just Do The Assignments...
Found out if it is an online class that meets online at a certain time or if it is a class that you get the assignment and do the work with access to the professor." (Coach; 2014)

"Be Highly Self-Motivated And Participate In Discussions...
In order to be successful in an online program, you must be motivated and willing to put schoolwork before other commitments at home. You should also be social and participate in rich online discussions with professors and classmates." (Instructional Technology Specialist for school district; 2013)