Education/College Bees…

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Do early childhood with a bilingual focus

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@beetee123:  I obtained my degree online but, because the school was also a brick and mortar school, know one knew or bothered to ask. If the school is only online, it may be worth checking out a bit more as these schools are usually for-profit.

Just something to add to your bank of considerations.

 

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@beetee123:  is there a downside to doing it online? You should go to the country you were studying to teach kids! I taught English in Japan to kids mostly 4 yrs old and loved it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

From what I know of the field, you might want to do elementary ed rather than early childhood.  The jobs you are qualified for tend to be better paying, with better benefits.  Of course much depends on the state you live in (and in so many states these days going into education is a less than steller idea).   

You probably should switch major and try to finish your teaching degree while still an undergrad — accelerated programs for those with degrees tend to be more expensive.  It’s probably easier and cheaper to add on an extra semester or year. 

Don’t do online.  Degrees from online institutions are often less respected.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@beetee123:  What school did she attend? What school are you looking at attending?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bluegreenjean:  Don’t do online.  Degrees from online institutions are often less respected.

While this is true, it isn’t true if the degree is indistinguishable from a brick and mortar school. Furthermore, education is one of the most receptive careers in regards to online degrees.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@aliavenue:   Even if that’s true, so many online courses are complete garbage (I’ve taught one that was crap).  Some are okay, not many.  Online courses can also show up on your transcript as online.  It’s just safer to stick to traditional programs and classes, if you have the option.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@beetee123:  My husband got his teaching credential through an online program.  No one thinks any less of his degree and he was able to get a job.  The requirements met the state requirements for his credential and once you have your credential that’s all really anyone looks at or cares about.  Online classes are usually a lot of writing, more than regular classes, and some require you to attend virtual classes, so there are some time requirements in that sense but you usually can complete work ahead of time.  My husband did have to do a minimum of a semester (full time) of student teaching, so I would check into that requirement because that looked good on a resume to have that experience.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@bluegreenjean:  Some are okay, not many.  Online courses can also show up on your transcript as online.  It’s just safer to stick to traditional programs and classes, if you have the option.

Education is what you make of it, whether it be online (or not). I taught both online courses as well as traditional courses -both can be crap (or not). Sticking with traditional education solely out of fear can inhibit the growth of online education programs which benefit a large number of non-traditional students.
 
 

@beetee123:  Sorry to highjack!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Well, I wouldn’t do ECE in the first place. Do Elementary Education and get certified for early childhood. This keeps kindergarten open, but you’ll have the flexibility of doing any elementary grade, thus opening up more job opportunities. I’d also seek bilingual creditials.

As for options, I’d do 1 or 2. It’s hard to decide between without knowing details.

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