@donbri--You do need to check with your local state to see if the school you are interested in is accepted by them and accredited by the board of education. A lot of the online teaching schools are accredited, but you can only do the book work online. Once you get to the point where you need to do your student teaching, you will need to work with your local school board to see if the online school has a contract with them. I would look at that before you decide to spend your money on tuition. Do your research, they are out there, I found one about two years ago when I was looking to go to school online for my teaching credential.