Monday, May 05, 2008

Becoming a Teacher Means Summer with Kids

Every year when school lets out for summer vacation many working parents feel a tinge of guilt as their kids are at home and they are at work. For some parents, summer sparks an interest in finding a job that has summer flexibility and teaching is a perfect option. Many turn to education degrees online to achieve their dream teaching position. To help those individuals,, a web resource of EducationDynamics, has launched the Mini-Guide to Online Education Degrees, which answers critical questions for those considering going back for a teaching degree online.

"Most teachers work ten-months a year, allowing them to be at home during the summer with their kids and to have extended breaks around the holidays," said Terrence Thomas, Chief Marketing Officer for "If getting a teaching degree interests you, a great way to make that a reality is through online education. By studying online you can keep your current job, while studying for a new one."

The's Mini-Guide to Online Education degrees is a simple-to-navigate and comprehensive resource that covers:

• Is an Online Degree in Education Right for Me?
• What's the Difference Between Online Masters Degrees in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching?
• What Courses will I Take in an Online Education Degree?
• How Much do Teachers, Professors, and Other Education Degree Holders Earn?
• Comprehensive information on more than 280 online education and teaching degrees. also offers resources on financial aid including the Debt-Free College Guide, which is part of's Student Loans and Financial Aid Center. The center includes a database of $15 billion in scholarship opportunities and detailed information about financial aid, loans, loan consolidation and employer tuition assistance programs. has also introduced such innovations as the eLearners Advisor, an assessment that through a series of targeted questions ranging from technology access and skills, to personal motivation and learning styles, can help prospective elearners determine if online learning is right for them.

For current teachers who are already enjoying the summer benefits of being an educator, pursuing additional education online provides an opportunity to advance their career through online graduate programs. A number of states require that teachers obtain a master's degree in education within a specified period after they begin teaching and this degree usually leads to higher pay. According to teachers with a master's in education earn about six thousand more a year, than teachers with a bachelor's degree. Fortunately for today's busy professional, there are a number of accredited universities that offer online education degrees.

"There is not a more admirable job than being an educator," continued Thomas. "And there is not a more flexible and accessible way to become an educator or advance one's career as an educator than through online education. Our goal at is to help people find the information and guidance they need to make the right decision."

For more information on online education degrees and how to get started today visit

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