Teaching is going to be my second career, I can see the finish line in my military career and finished my MAT (Social Studies) in April. I'm on military orders until July so I won't start teaching until next August, but I want to take advantage of the time off and take a few classes. I just can't decide which route to go. I have a BA in History and the MAT. I've looked at online MA in History or EdS in Curriculum & Instruction from Liberty University or a Masters in Education (which i'm concerned may be too similar to the MAT). Pay wise (either route) ill reach the Masters +30 qualification and it is a nice pay bump in South Carolina. I've served as an instructor in the military for the last 11 years and that role drove me to teaching. I just can't decide between History or Education. I like the idea of being able to teach history at the community college level during summers, but I also believe with my military background and leadership training that I'd like to go into administration later. I'll be 39 next year (and two kids) so I don't have tons of time to spare or waste which is why I want to take some classes while I'm out of the classroom this year. Anyone have any advice? I'll be going into my first year of teaching in August and I'm really looking forward to it.