Work as an Online Professor

Posted by writer on July 28, 2011 at 2:10 am.

An online professor plays pretty much the same role as classroom-based professors but they teach through the web. Just like an education professional, an online professor needs a master’s degree to start work. To start work s an online professor, you should have a master’s degree in the field you want to teach. Moreover, you should also acquire a teaching license, which qualifications vary from state to state.

A master’s degree normally takes two to four years to complete. With a master’s degree and the right qualifications to teach, aspiring online professors could look for a brick and mortar school that offers online degree programs. They could also apply to private schools based entirely online.

If you are looking for a full-time job as an online professor at a 4-year university, especially if you are looking for tenure positions, you have to attain a doctorate in the field. Getting experience while enrolled in a school could give you an advantage in the field of teaching when you graduate. While most school requires new professor to be experienced in technology, prospective online professors could benefit form further training and certificates in computer communication and software platforms on the internet. If you are planning to work as an online professor, you might want to complete a Ph.D. program and look for job opportunities with 2-year schools.

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