The acceptability of online teacher certification programs in hiring situations.
Friday, March 11 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Location: Hermitage A
Abstract: A national survey of high school principals (n = 2,187) was used to assess the acceptability of job applicant qualifications that included degrees earned either online, partly online, or in a traditional-residential teacher-training program. The applicants with coursework taken in a traditional-residential setting were overwhelmingly preferred over applicants holding a degree earned partly or wholly online. Analysis indicated that the type of institution plays a role in such decisions. Further, personal experience plays an important role in the formation of the perceived quality of online degree, programs and courses.