Go for masters in education right after undergrad or apply for teaching job and get masters while I teach?
I am graduating in may with my teaching certification in elementary education 1-6 and special education. I am trying to decide whether I should apply for grad school and get my masters in education right when I graduate or if I should apply for teaching jobs and plan to pursue my masters while I teach. Any advice?
Asked By: Emily - 1/9/2009
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Often, a masters with no experience is not any better for getting a job than a bachelors alone. But it really depends on where you live. If you can find a job, I'd try to teach at least one year before you start your masters program, to have some experience under your belt. Or do your masters in the summer (many... More
Answered By: Jo March - 1/9/2009
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If you can afford to just focus on college without working, I'd go get the Master's degree while you're still in the 'student' frame of mind. Going to college while teaching full-time is VERY stressful.
Answered By: Yam King 7 - 1/9/2009
I think you should try teaching for a while. In my experience some people think that teaching is going to be an ideal career and then they find out that it is absolutely the wrong thing for them. A good student doesn't make a good teacher. I have worked with special needs kids in elementary schools for 16 years and... More
Answered By: Anita - 1/9/2009
Get the job first. Then get the M.A... More
Answered By: Mooney - 1/11/2009
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