I've made it through week 1 of my first online course at the University of Phoenix. Ihave 2 weeks left for Professional Comunications and will then have a week of teacher orientation. Wile I'm happy to be enrolled in an online Teacher Education Prgram, a program my mom supports me in, not everyone is that thrilled for me. My uncle has raised a concern about me doing an online TEP. He thinks many school districts won't hire anyone who obtained an online teaching degree and conveyed that concern to my mother who then told me about it. I told my mom it's not like my degree will indicate it was obtained online and unless I tell people, they're not really going to know. In fact, I just read that online degrees are increasingly gaining acceptance among employers and many employers are even pushing professional development through the Net. So, I'm not sure if I should give my uncle's concern any real weight based on this information and this information alone. Do those of you who actually obtained a teaching online regret it and do those of you actually going through a program now think your chances of finding an an actual teaching job later on be hurt because you chose the online route instead of the traditional classoom route through a brick and mortar school?