Teachers are among the most important members of the workforce. They impart vital knowledge and prepare students to be good citizens and workers. Teachers are often the first role models young people encounter outside of their families, and many students cite teachers as having a significant, lasting positive impact on their lives. According to a 2018 survey by the Varkey Foundation, teachers are considered one of the top 10 most respected professions in the world.
Meet Dr. Gina Bittner, associate professor in the School of Education at Peru State College. A seasoned educator with nine years in public education, 15 years in higher education at Peru State and the author of children’s books, Dr. Bittner has a valuable perspective on pursuing a career path in education through online learning.
Meet Dr. Kelly Kingsley, seasoned online instructor in the Master of Science in Education – Curriculum and Instruction program at Peru State College Online. With over 30 years in the teaching profession, with the past six years at the collegiate level, Dr. Kingsley shares her perspectives on lifelong learning, earning your master’s online and why teaching is “the best career you could ever have.”
With National Higher Education Day on June 6th, the value of all college education, both online and brick and mortar, is in the spotlight. It’s also a good time to give a special nod to online education, during a period when quality learning the more flexible way has earned even deeper appreciation than before.