Nearly 30% of high school students are employed in a job for at least a portion of the school year.* For many, working a job provides spending money for a social life. For others, working is necessary to help the family make ends meet or to save for college. But outside of the money earned, is being employed while learning a good thing?
The answer isn’t simple.
As long as there are employers willing to hire high school students, there will be high school students who take those jobs. This means schools have to work with employed students to make sure their after-school jobs don’t lead to serious problems. If this is an effort you would like to help with, then you should consider earning a Doctor of Education (EdD).
An EdD program can help you develop the skills you need to make a difference in education. And, with online education, you also can work while you learn. Through an online EdD program, you won’t have to step aside from your current job to earn your EdD degree. Instead, you can complete most of your coursework from home and on a flexible schedule that lets you choose when in the day or week you focus on earning your doctoral degree. It’s this ability to complete a graduate degree program while working full time that has made online learning a popular choice among working adults.
High school students who work while in school need educators and administrators who understand the situation, can help them address the associated challenges, and perhaps even make provisions to ensure every student is successful. When you earn your EdD degree from an online university, you can become just such an administrator.
Walden University is an accredited institution offering an online Doctor of Education degree program. Expand your career options and earn your degree in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy life.
*J. Davis, School Enrollment and Work Status: 2011, U.S. Census Bureau, on the internet at www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-14.pdf.
†S. Heller, Summer Jobs Reduce Violence Among Disadvantaged Youth, Science, on the internet at http://science.sciencemag.org/content/346/6214/1219.
‡K. Singh, M. Chang, and S. Dika, Effects of Part-Time Work on School Achievement During High School, The Journal of Educational Research, on the internet at www.researchgate.net/publication/254345619_Effects_of_Part-Time_Work_on_School_Achievement_During_High_School.
§J. Holloway, Research Link / Part-Time Work and Student Achievement, Educational Leadership, on the internet at www.ascd.org/publications/educational_leadership/apr01/vol58/num07/_Part-Time_Work_and_Student_Achievement.aspx.
Walden offers both state-approved educator licensure programs as well as programs and courses that do not lead to licensure or endorsements. Prospective students must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling. For more information, please refer to www.WaldenU.edu/educlicensure.
Prospective Alabama students: Contact the Teacher Education and Certification Division of the Alabama State Department of Education at 1-334-242-9935 or www.alsde.edu to verify that these programs qualify for teacher certification, endorsement, and/or salary benefits.
Note to all Washington residents: This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.
Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, www.hlcommission.org.