Is it possible/likely for a new teacher to go straight into virtual teaching?

Discussion in 'Special Subjects' started by JanuaryBaseball, May 22, 2018.

  1. May 22, 2018

    Hello everyone!

    I am a 40-something that recently went back to school and am close to completing my bachelor's degree. I really love the idea of getting my teacher's certification (post bachelor's certification after my bachelor's degree) and becoming a teacher for one of the online charter schools, such as Connections Academy, where I can work from a cubicle or from my home and have more one-on-one contact with students.

    My questions for anyone that may know:

    Do charter schools hire new teachers as virtual teachers without having classroom experience? Would an intern license qualify?

    I notice some of the virtual charter schools- Connections Academy specifically- also hire substitute teachers. The posting says teacher certification necessary. Does that mean a substitute teacher license will qualify?

    If it matters, I am in Arizona. Thanks!
  3. swansong1

    swansong1 Virtuoso

    May 19, 2007
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    May 22, 2018

    I have explored virtual schools. Most of them require some actual classroom experience. But, it can't hurt to try!
  4. smilingteacher

    smilingteacher Rookie

    Oct 11, 2005
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    Aug 11, 2018

    I have taught online for 9 years. I would recommend getting your first year at a public school. If not then apply, apply, apply. The thing they are looking for are people that are great with technology and can produce results in the virtual world. I hope that helps!

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