Telephone operator chases teaching dream through online education
Fathering two children and having a full-time job did not prevent 31-year-old Micah Howard from pursuing an online Masters of Education degree.
According to the Morgan Hill Times, Howard recently completed his web-based courses and moved one step closer to achieving his goal of becoming a teacher. He told the media outlet that flexible class schedules allowed him to fulfil his parental duties and work during the day as a telephone operator.
Howard told the media outlet that he attended web-based lectures through Skype. Through these face-to-face interactions online, he said that he has forged several friendships with classmates that he expects to maintain over the coming years.
He had high praise for the distance learning platform, which he said allowed him to pursue his "dream job" while saving time and money.
"I don't have to pay for the commute to class," Howard told the news source. "And if you wanted to talk in class, you could just pull up a private chat."
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that several American states require their teachers to hold a master's degree in order to lead a classroom.
POSTED BY: admin - May 26th, 2011 at 11:44am ( 0 )