Becoming a Licensed Teacher Online

The following short article is written to provide general advice about online education and degrees, not just information specific to WGU. If you have specific questions about WGU, feel free to inquire online or speak with an enrollment counselor (1-866-225-5948).

Have you always dreamed of becoming a teacher? Are you thinking of a mid-life career change? Online teaching degree programs make it easier and more affordable than ever before to earn your degree, teaching license and certifications to become a teacher. The first step begins with an important decision: What area do you want to teach? Options for bachelor’s teaching degrees online include:

  • Elementary education
  • Special education
  • High school science
  • High school math
  • English language learning

Finding a School to Earn Your Online Teaching Degree

Once you’ve decided on a teaching field, begin your search for an online university. Consider the following factors when choosing an online teaching degree program:

  • Affordability: Is the school reasonably priced? Can you get tuition assistance or financial aid?
  • Flexibility: Can you work at your own pace? Can you transfer credits you’ve already earned from another university?
  • Credibility: Attending an accredited online college lends validity to your degree in the eyes of potential employers. Teaching practice credits prepare you for life in the classroom. A professional portfolio makes you better prepared to find a teaching job.

The right online university for you will have all three of these factors.