Alabama teacher cartoon job search: Can you teach me online?
The job search for an Alabama teacher, cartoonist, and comic book artist is underway, as the state prepares to launch online teacher certification, which would allow teachers to apply for the same certification that’s available in person and online.
The online system would require teachers to upload their own curriculum and submit it to the state for approval.
That process can take months, and schools must get approval from the Department of Education.
The program is designed to make it easier for teachers to get certified, and would give them access to online certification in more schools, said Jeff Latham, an Alabama education professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Latham said he has worked in teaching for several years, and his experience with online education was that it was a quick and easy way to learn.
The online system is meant to give teachers a more streamlined way to get their education, he said.
“You don’t need a college degree, and that’s a huge benefit for our schools.
There’s a lot of time that goes into getting your education in a classroom.
It’s just not that quick,” Latham told ABC News.
A state audit found the online certification process was riddled with errors, but Latham believes it’s time to fix it.
The process has been in the works for several months, with the state already hiring a third-party administrator to help with the online process.
The administrator will be responsible for reviewing applications submitted by schools and submitting them to the State Board of Education for approval, according to the Alabama Education Department.
The state’s board of education will meet next week to finalize a plan to expand the program.
The agency has yet to name a date for the expansion, and Latham thinks that it’s unlikely the state will do so soon.
“It’s not really something that’s going to happen right away, and certainly not as quickly as you’d like.
But we’re hoping that’s happening, because that’s the future we’re going to be looking to be a part of,” Lathan said.ABC News’ Emily Schulte contributed to this report.