Sorry if this is in the wrong section! I'm in California. For my multiple subject credential, I'm debating between going to a Cal State for a brick-and-mortar program and the CalStateTeach program. Both are run by the Cal State system, but the latter is an online program (for the pedagogy courses, of course...I would still do student teaching and observations like normal). I was talking to my mentor professor from my undergrad years today and he was not too thrilled at the idea of an "online" school, even if it does bear the Cal State name. If I do CalStateTeach, I can be credentialed Dec. 2015. If I do a brick-and-mortar Cal State program, I can be credentialed Dec. 2016 at the earliest. I just want to start teaching already, but I understand why my professor would have some reservations. What would you do? I've done research both on these forums and on google about the online vs. "real" school debate, so I'm familiar with both arguments. I'm just not sure if I'm willing to risk (if I'm risking anything at all) the stigma of an online program on my resume for when I start looking for jobs. I know it SHOULDN'T matter, but the fact is that it definitely could negatively affect me, which is obviously a bad thing given this economy and the lack of jobs (even though I've been told it's starting to look up...). Oh, and the price would be relatively the same, so that isn't a factor. My brick and mortar school I would go to is pretty close to home, so distance isn't really a factor (although online classes would be pretty convenient). I like the idea of not having to go to a "real" class for college courses, but that's petty and I can get over that :lol: I'm in Orange County, if it matters (maybe the answers would differ depending on region?). My plan is to get a single subject math credential added on (and possibly science), so I could see that potentially making a difference, as well (as in more of a "doesn't matter if you go the online route", where I could see just having a multiple subject credential looking better coming from a brick and mortar). Thank you for your time in advance, teacher friends!