Most teachers don’t go into the education profession for the money. The national average starting salary for teachers is in the mid-$30,000 range – while the average starting salary for all college graduates combined is over $50,000. Yet, the traditional degree in education at even a moderately priced in-state public college averages $100,000. That’s why it is important for someone wanting to be a teacher to consider accelerated education degree programs. Let’s look at how an accelerated education degree program utilizing credit-by-exam can make your degree in education affordable, so you can spend less time worrying about the cost, and more time focusing on the reasons you want to be a teacher. Why Teach?
For most, teaching is a calling. Making a difference in the lives of students was a major factor for going into education for 93% of teachers surveyed. Wanting to help and inspire young people, a desire to give back to the community, and a love of what they want to teach, all play a role. Furthermore, there’s going to be a demand for your services when you do get into the workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will be an average increase of 12% in the need for elementary school teachers through 2012.
How Does an Accelerated Education Degree Program Help?
You may already have most of the knowledge or experience needed for many core classes. A credit-by-exam program like the one from Achieve Test Prep allows you to “test out” of courses.
But, how do you know which courses you need to take – or even can take – for the college you want to attend? Achieve Test Prep does the research for you to find out which courses and experience, if any, you are eligible to transfer. We also work with you to find out which courses you can take through credit-by-exam. Then, instead of taking a semester of quizzes, homework, research papers, and more, you spend a few weeks in a prep class to take and pass one exam to receive the same credit you would have obtained in that traditional semester class.
The benefits you get from this program:
- You save time. It’s possible to get your degree in half the time,or less, than it would take traditionally. Some of our prep courses are as little as four weeks – and they are offered day and night, and on weekends. You can take them on one of our many campuses, or take our live virtual online classes from the comfort of your own home and have the same interaction with qualified instructors that the classroom allows.
- You save money. Fewer semesters means thousands of dollars less in tuition and related fees. Since you will be paying back your student debt on a teacher’s salary, the savings can be a significant factor.
- You don’t have to wait four years or more to make a difference in a child’s life. We give you the ability to potentially impact hundreds more students than you otherwise could because you are able to get into the workforce quicker than your peers to start doing what you love.
Find out more about how our accelerated education degree program can save you time and money over traditional programs by contacting Achieve Test Prep today!