Teaching Certificates Earned Online and Hiring Practices of High School Principals

Jonathan Adams

Abstract


A national survey of United States 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 residential teacher-training program. The applicants with coursework taken in a residential setting were overwhelmingly preferred over applicants holding a degree earned partly or wholly online. Analysis indicated that the type of institution, personal experience and perceived benefits of face-to-face interaction play an important role in the formation of the perceived quality of online degree, programs and courses.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jei.v2i1.8203

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Journal of Educational Issues  ISSN 2377-2263

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