Usual requirements for online degree instructors
To be an Online Degree Instructor for undergraduate level courses you normally must hold either:
A master's degree in the discipline in which you wish to teach.
A master's degree in a related field with at least 3 years of experience teaching for an accredited institution in the discipline that you wish to teach.
For example, if you would like to teach an online degree course on Principles of Accounting, you must have a master's degree in Accounting (or a master's degree and 3 years experience teaching an introductory accounting course). If you would like to teach an online degree course on Mathematics, you must have a master's degree in Mathematics or a master's degree and 3 years experience teaching.
Graduate level instructors should have earned a terminal degree in the same field or discipline in which they are going to teach. (Exception to the terminal degree requirement may be made by the university's Graduate Program Director based on other exceptional or equivalent educational and professional experiences).
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