New online high schools teaching jobs are the new kind of teaching opportunities around America and also around the world.There are American Opportunities and overseas opportunities. Non-English Speaking Countries like China require virtual English teachers will to make extra money working from home.
As a result of this development, many teachers are turning to online teaching due to its flexibility, thus qualified teachers are in high demand. If you’re a qualified teacher with experience in a classroom setting, looking to make a career change and an impact in new teaching technologies, online teaching is definitely your next big career move. These online high school teaching jobs, full-time or part-time, are very rewarding financially and less time-consuming. You will be expected to be available to engage the students as you would in an offline classroom setting and interact with them via emails, discussion boards or whatever available means of communication. The curriculum for this online classes is usually determined by the school and you as a teacher are expected to follow the outline set for each course.
Requirements for Online High School Teaching Jobs
To begin your career on this path or make the career switch from offline to online high school teaching jobs, you must have a valid teaching certification for the state the school is based in. For instance, if you are looking to get an online teaching job in California, then you must have California teaching certification. This is because online charter schools are publicly funded i.e. they are controlled by local districts and as such, they must follow the guidelines set by the government. Privately funded online schools, however, have a more flexible hiring system but those teachers with certification and impressive work experiences are more favored than those with none. A degree [at least a bachelor’s degree], classroom teaching experience, technological proficiency and excellent communication skills are also very necessary. You must be comfortable with computers and technology, being able to interact with students via email, message boards, and other virtual reality platforms. English is the language that is generally acceptable on most online high school platforms so you should have excellent written and spoken communication skills.
When it comes to courses, English is considered as the queen of all courses as so many teachers are in hot pursuit for this teaching position. The average salary for online high school teaching jobs is dependent on the course you choose to teach but most of them pay hourly. According to my research, the estimated average for these virtual teaching position range from $11.50/hour for Preschool Teachers to $51.07/hour for Assistant Professors. Online high school teachers fall some between this range.
Opportunities for Online High School Teaching Jobs
Local Opportunities: It is much easier to begin your search for these jobs locally. Establish contact with those online charter and private schools around you to see if they have open positions. Most of them require an interview with their applicants face to face. It will be more helpful to you if you get your resume ready and be prepared for an interview just in case they are hiring. Another option is to look for those online high school that enrolls students in multiple states. You could apply online as most of them accept applications via the internet. Most of these schools advertise their online high school teaching jobs with contact information and the application methods included while others require you as a potential employee to research the appropriate contact information and make contact with them.
Overseas Opportunities: Online High School Teaching jobs are available mostly for English teachers. You can apply online via their website or wherever you are directed to. It is also important to know that having the appropriate certification will help boost your employment probability. For instance, TEFL is a required certification for teaching English abroad although some schools can hire you without it. Just get all the necessary credentials ready along with your resume so you can send them when requested.
Indeed.com is one place to look when searching for online jobs. It is a platform that lists openings across the USA in all careers. Searching for jobs here can be cumbersome so to make your search easier, try searching using quotes in your search string to find specific phrases, such as “online teaching” or “online adjunct.” According to research, Indeed.com should be your first stop because they have the most open positions for K-12 online education than any other resources. Some other platforms for online high school teaching jobs include; Upwork.com, BuddySchool.com, Teacher-Teachers.com amongst others. Be sure to do a thorough research before applying with any of them.
To advertise yourself on any of the platforms, write up a brief description of your qualifications, specify your area of teaching, and include your contact information. If you have a LinkedIn profile with an online resume, make sure to include that link too.
How can you stand out as a virtual Teacher?
There is competition in this market and you need to be able to stand out in order to get hired. Interaction with your potential employers will definitely be virtual so it is important that you carefully consider each interaction as an opportunity to prove yourself as one fit for the position. Your application is definitely not going to be the only one sitting on the principal’s desk so it is important that you do not leave out any work experience, skill or credential you have as it relates to this position. Lay emphasis on your strong points. For instance, if you are good with computers and other technologies, you should add that to your application and even include it in your cover letter. This will go a long way in boost your potential in addition to your credentials and work experience. Keep your emails very professional and straight forward. Double check your emails before sending. Make sure that your grammar is correct and formal and also ensure that your email attachments are correctly in place. It is also important that you are flexible and available as you’d be expected to respond to students in a timely manner. Use this opportunity to prove to them that you can be flexible and available by responding to your emails promptly.
State the average annual salary for high school and elementary school teachers in the US (entry level is good. Give a general requirement (Education, experience, language, licenses & certificates) to get online teaching jobs, an average salary for virtual teach positions, what courses are most wanted.