With some areas of the country experiencing teacher shortages, emergency certification has been one way to get someone into the classroom. This certification doesn’t last long and is given in hopes that the person plans to work towards an actual teacher certification. But teaching takes up a lot of time. When you are holding classes for kids you don’t have a lot of time to attend a class for yourself. Today professionals can receive their certification online.
If there are several teachers all emergency certified in the same school or even school district, they may want to work towards their certification together taking online classes. Fit in the reading, assignments and tests outside of the work week and it is possible to take classes while maintaining a full time job. Depending on your experience and level of expertise, you may be able to take a few classes at a time to get your certification quickly.
Read through the class instructions as soon as it starts to find out what is going to be expected of you. Check to see if you are going to need to write out lesson plans that show a certain skill or even plan a class project with a set of students. You may be able to work this into your current teaching curriculum and be able to write about it for your own class.
No matter where you take classes towards a teaching certification you will need to participate in some type of practicum. If you are already in a classroom under and emergency certification you can use these hours spend for those assignments. You may also be able to waive the student teaching portion of the certification process if you can send in documentation.