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Online Distance Education Degrees and Careers


Opting to teach at the post-secondary level can open up new horizons for potential distance education teachers. As more and more students turn to online learning, colleges and universities are catching up fast by providing courses in many disciplines, as well as full online degree programs in a wide variety of subjects.

The first step toward becoming a distance education teacher is earning your degree in education, or a combination of teaching certificate and degree in a field of study that interests you.

Education and Career Opportunities in Distance Education

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for post-secondary teachers at colleges and universities usually requires a doctoral degree, though some institutions might accept those who have a master's degree in a certain field of study.

Jobs for post-secondary teachers are expected to grow by 15 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all other occupations. Those who focus on a distance education degree might have even better job opportunities, as many two-year colleges prefer someone who has experience with distance learning.

The median pay for distance education teachers depends heavily upon the discipline you choose to teach. In 2008, the median pay for all post-secondary teachers across the nation was $58,830.



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