Getting a Secondary Education Degree Online: FAQs

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african american student studying for her education degree online
african american student studying for her education degree online

If you are in the secondary education business, chances are you believe in the positive effect education can have on your students’ lives. You spend your days imparting knowledge and understanding to 6th through 12th graders.

Don’t you think it’s about time you started thinking about your own education? That’s where an online secondary education degree comes in.

I Don’t Have Time to Go Back to School

No one who has done it will tell you that completing a secondary education degree online is easy. It takes dedication and hard work to fit classes, homework, tests and hands-on training into your already busy schedule.

However, the benefits are worth the effort and online teaching degree programs are adding increasingly flexible degree options to their offerings each year.

How Do I Find a Secondary Education Degree Online?

When you complete a secondary education degree online, your schooling options immediately open up.

Like those seeking on-campus programs, you can check the nearest college or university, but you can also pursue some of the top national online schooling providers or even look into that one celebrated university you’ve dreamed of attending but knew you’d never cross the country to attend.

All of these online teaching degree programs bring the same quality education as a brick-and-mortar campus right to your living room.

How Much Does a Secondary Education Degree Online Cost?

The cost of completing a secondary education online degree can vary widely. You can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to around $500 per credit depending on the school and program.

Generally, public universities offer affordable rates of around $125 to $200 per credit while larger online-only school credits might range from $200 to $500. There may also be additional registration and/or enrollment fees.

Because of the many financial aid options available to students, including grants, loans and scholarships, it’s important not to limit your search for an online program solely based on price.

Also, keep in mind that when you get your secondary education degree online, you will avoid many common college costs such as out-of-state tuition and travel expenses. The quality of the education and its potential future should also be considered alongside the financial costs when choosing your program.

What Online Programs Are Available to Me?

As far back as 2001, the U.S. Department of Education reported that nearly 90 percent of public 2- and 4-year institutions offered distance education courses and nearly 50 percent of public 4-year schools offered full degree programs through distance learning.

The types of programs offered for middle- or high-school teacher education vary from associate to doctoral level and range in focus from certification and degree achievement to continuing education.

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