But now California has taken a huge step toward simplifying the process of earning teacher certification.
USC now offers a master's in teaching in an online teacher training program.
Find out more about the USC program here.
It's amazing to watch the world adopt distance learning and online programs.
Will this teacher training program at USC usher in a new era for teaching professionals in California?
Phoenix has dominated the market for years. Now some big universities are competing for online students, too.
In the end, this kind of change should make online teaching degrees more accessible and more affordable.
It should also help increase quality.