"Returning to school is one of the best things that you can do for yourself and your family. Fortunately, online options for college degrees exist to help you reach your goals. Teachers are in high demand and short supply, so obtaining an education and teaching degree with an emphasis in general education is a very wise choice. If you love to work around kids, and have a desire to be an integral part of shaping young lives, this option is a good one. Furthermore, work hours are favorable if you have or plan to have children of your own, and benefits are usually quite good."
When searching for a school, you will encounter two primary choices. Traditional on-campus schools are of course one option, and one that a lot of people prefer for the group experience. However, for a lot of students this is just not a feasible option. Enter online schools, which have a majority if not all of the coursework available to complete at your own leisure, either after work or in the middle of the night and on weekends. Some online schools are distinct schools with no physical campus, but a lot of online schools are a part of a larger university. In this case, you may even be able to have the best of both worlds, coursework online with on-campus experiences too.
In the case of an education and teaching degree, there is likely to be a student teaching portion that will need to be done in person. These are often decided on by the faculty of the school, and in the case of an online school, a contract can be made with a local school for you to complete the practicum portion of your degree.