While there are diverse opinions about the way people should be educated, there is little disagreement on the importance of education to improve the lives of individual as well as society as a whole. Given that technology makes teaching a more dynamic profession than ever before, and new alternatives in education mean that both teachers and students who don't fit in with the traditional classroom setting are finding success in education.
Because the state in which you work grants teaching certificates and not your university, be sure to check the requirements for teacher certification in the area where you want to gain employment.
This doesn't mean that you have to choose an online program in your state. By working with your online program and your state's education board, you will likely be able to meet the requirements for certification within your state. Remember also that teaching in a school is not the only option for those with an online education degree. They also find work at book publishers, hospitals, and private corporations.