Here is an article from ED Week about online teacher programs. Perhaps TEDs and Tribal Colleges should think about a similar program, if one does not already exist. A quote:
The teacher-candidates are taking part in the online Master of Arts in Teaching program offered by the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Over a span of months, they will learn how to teach in urban schools without meeting one another—or their professors—in person until graduation.
Online teacher education is probably the fastest-growing sector of teacher preparation. For-profit online institutions are now being joined by brick-and-mortar universities like USC here, and startups, both public and private.