Are there Online Teaching Positions that DO NOT Require a Masters?

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by tavaren, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. tavaren

    tavaren New Member

    I have an extensive background and a great deal of experience, in many fields. I have completed a AAS, BAAS and Masters Certificate.

    However, it seems impossible to get a job teaching anywhere without a Masters. In most cases, having a Masters in ANY subject is enough --even if it is NOT in the field you would be teaching!

    I would think that experience would be a substitute for the Masters (working on it now) for some areas of Adjunct Teaching online.

    Anyone have any ideas?

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  2. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    I wonder if all of your references would be happy to know that all of their contact information has been posted on a public site.
  3. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I never knew that Phoenix offered this program. Does it still exist? Online, bricks & mortar, or both?
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    UoP offered an AA through credit recognition and your concentration depended on you MOS.
  5. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    What are basing this statement on? Teaching for which schools and at what level?
  6. airtorn

    airtorn Moderator

    It is part of this:

    I remember getting unsolicited info on this in 2001 when I completed my first CCAF A.A.S. At the time, one class from UoP would have given me a second A.A.S. in the field my CCAF was in.
  7. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

    I seem to recall having read at the North Central Association website that if you are interested in a community college adjuncting position that is in a practical hands-on field (nuclear engineering technology would fit that bill, as one would be training future reactor technicians at the community college level), one need only have an associate's and x number of years experience. Regarding Homeland Security Emergency Management, how many hours in a Master Certificate? If 18 hours, you may be good to go. Or you could apply for a master's in homeland security and see if they'll let you take your comps rather early in your program based on your credits accumulated in the Master Certificate program. Then you can bill yourself as a "master's candidate" when you apply for teaching positions.
  8. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

  9. RFValve

    RFValve Well-Known Member

    Few ones that will consider an instructor without a master are:

  10. tavaren

    tavaren New Member


    Thanks for all the input on this.

    Yes, my degree in nuclear technology was primarily based on Navy experience, at UPO.

    The Degree at St. Eds was what they called an inverted degree. It gave credit for the previous degree (AAS) and required I take the core courses. The minor was optional so I chose Emergency Mgmt and Public Safety.

    The Masters Cert was a total of 15 hours, including the Capstone.

    Oh... Is there any way to remove the contact info for my references? I didn't catch it from the cut/paste of the resume.


  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Done....I left your contact information up; just let us know if you'd like that removed also.
  12. tavaren

    tavaren New Member



    Thanks for taking out the reference info. You can leave my contact info though. Maybe someone will refer me for a job or better yet, call me for one.


    Tony :)
  13. tavaren

    tavaren New Member

    Still no luck

    Good Day!

    I appreciate all the information and feedback. Please continue to add more, if you come across anything as I check the site almost daily.

    I have applied to several online high school programs and those suggested in the replies to the post.

    However, no luck yet.

    I'm not giving up and continuing to apply to anything looks possible. The plan here is to get a position anywhere, get at least some level of teaching experience (online) and hopefully, it will help.

    Thanks again for your continued support,

  14. tavaren

    tavaren New Member

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