For-Profits Dominate Market for Online Teacher Prep
One by one, the faces pop up on the computer screen. Some of the aspiring teachers hold coffee cups; others have their hair in ponytails or pushed into caps.
It's 6 a.m., California time. Several of the virtual attendees are on a less punishing East Coast schedule. One is tuning in from Taiwan, where it's already nightfall. But nobody's in PJs, because this is a classroom and there are rules about comportment.
The teacher-candidates are taking part in the online Master of Arts in Teaching program offered by the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. Over a span of months, they will learn how to teach in urban schools without meeting one another—or their...
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