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Get to Know EdOptions Academy’s Teachers: Experience and Qualifications by the Numbers

Get to Know EdOptions Academy’s Teachers: Experience and Qualifications by the Numbers

Great teachers don’t just magically materialize; they hone their craft with hard work and lots of time. This is every bit as true for virtual teachers as it is for traditional classroom teachers. Just like taking virtual courses is not an “easy way out” for students in school, teaching virtual courses isn’t the easy option for educators either.

At Edmentum, we know that our EdOptions Academy virtual teachers are key to students’ success. That’s why we hold our teachers to high standards when it comes to experience and training. Not only do EdOptions Academy teachers come to us already having logged extensive classroom and virtual teaching experience, we also focus on ongoing training and peer-to-peer learning opportunities. And, our teachers have no problem meeting these high expectations. We’ve put together some of the key numbers to help get to know who EdOptions Academy teachers are and how our team operates:

The EdOptions Academy Instructional Team

  • Over 70 full-time teachers
  • More than 100 contracted part-time teachers
  • 6 Instructional Leaders with deep subject-area expertise

Highly Experienced Educators

  • EdOptions Academy teachers cumulatively have over 1,300 years of teaching experience
  • 95% of EdOptions Academy teachers have over 3 years of teaching experience
  • 70 EdOptions Academy teachers have 10 or more years of teaching experience
  • 22 EdOptions Academy teachers have 20 or more years of teaching experience

Well-Qualified Professionals

  • All EdOptions Academy teachers hold an education-related bachelor’s or advanced degree
  • 67% of EdOptions Academy teachers hold an education-related master’s degree
  • 10% of EdOptions Academy teachers hold an education specialist, doctorate, or other advanced degree
  • EdOptions Academy teachers are licensed or can teach based on reciprocity across all 50 states
  • 77% of EdOptions Academy teachers are certified to teach in 2 or more states
  • 60% of EdOptions Academy teachers are certified to teacher 2 or more subjects
  • EdOptions Academy teachers have given a total of 199 professional conference presentations
  • EdOptions Academy teachers have been published in a total of 15 academic articles or journals

All of this experience equates to some truly outstanding teaching. Want to learn more about why EdOptions Academy’s teachers make all the difference in our virtual courses? Check out these 5 Ways Our Teachers and Instructional Methods Help Students Stay Engaged, or take a look at these Q&A spotlights to get to know just a few of the EdOptions Academy teachers and see why they love their roles as virtual instructors!

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