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Discussion in 'General Education' started by JaimeMarie, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. JaimeMarie

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    If you have a masters degree what is it in? I can't decide what I want to do.
    I am thinking about an early childhood literacy endorsement, an elementary literacy endorsement and a degree in professional education with a concentration in elementary math.

    I have been thinking about it for the last four years and still have done nothing because I can't make up my mind.
     
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  3. MsMar

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    Well I don't have one but I'm leaning towards Reading Specialist for when I do get one. It would give me another certification and I figure reading is used no matter what you teach so it can help me out if I stay in FACS or end up switching to elementary.
     
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    Secondary Math Education
     
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    My MS is in Special Ed. If I ever get another one it will be in Literacy.
     
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    Leadership for me. My state requires 3 years of teaching experience before you can enroll (which is your state, too- If I remember correctly you're from Maine as well). As soon as I get there though, I'm enrolling!
     
  7. JaimeMarie

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    Where are you teaching Cait?
     
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    Im considering a Maeters in Counselling, but I don't like the idea of having to travel over an hour away for my classes. We'll see, but before I start into a Masters program, I want to make sure I have a definite position from year to year.
     
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    MA in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education.
     
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    Early Childhood Ed....My undergrad was marketing/business, so the Masters is my 'education' education!
     
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    My masters is in Montessori Education, and I'm currently working on my reading endorsement for my teaching license. If I had it to do all over again, I'd get my masters in teaching reading.
     
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    I have my BA in Communications. I'm going an alt. certification route to become certified in English 6-12. Eventually I want to get an MA in English Literature. (Though I don't know when that's going to be.)
     
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    M.E.D in Reading
     
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    Science in Education
     
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    BS Civil Engineering
    MS Environmental Engineering
    MA Learning & Teaching
     
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    B.S. Mathematics
    M.S. Mathematics, concentration Probability and Statistics
     
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    What made you pick the program you did pick? I am so up in the air and have no idea what I want to do. I need to decide soon because I only have three years before I need to renew my license.
     
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    I met with the deans of the universities that I was considering and discussed their program with them. At the graduate level, I have far higher expectations of the faculy's involvement with their students.

    Of the 9 schools in my area, only 3 would even meet with me and 1 didn't even bother to return my calls. (If they won't call me back when I'm saying I'd like more information on your school and may want to attend, how are they going to treat me after they have my money?)

    I liked all 3 that I met with but was REALLY impressed by Lipscomb University. The dean had blocked out 30 minutes for me and we wound up talking for 2 hours then he took me to meet a couple of the professors. He wasn't interested in selling me on the school, he was more interested in helping me make sure that moving to teaching was a good choice for me. It was the obvious choice and they proved to be exactly what I expected.
     
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    WOW that is awesome Muttling.

    I already know what school I'll attend since my district will pay for up to 9 credits a year if you are in master's program. If your not they will pay for six credits a yr.
     
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    We're in different situations Jaime. I already had all the credits needed for math, chemistry, and physics certification from my engineering degrees. I needed to learn pedagogy so a field of study wasn't really a question for me.

    I nailed the math praxis with ease as well as the PLT. I need to take the physics one. You can forget about chemistry, I've had a lot of it but am horrible at it.
     
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    MA in Education with an emphasis in Special Education. My BA is in history.
     
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    MA in Teaching: Early Childhood. My BA's are in Music Education and Early Childhood Education.

    I choose this because my district (which is awesome) is notorious for pulling people who have specializations into jobs that are not in the classroom. I want to be in a classroom, so I made sure it was a general masters degree. I plan on working on a doctorate someday, and will specialize then. For now, I am happy being a classroom teacher. Luckily Harding has a distance learning campus 45 minutes from me, and it was a good fit. I thoroughly enjoyed my classes, much more than my BA classes.
     
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    Mine is in literacy. I chose it because I knew that I wanted a program that would give me another certification and knew that having a stronger background in reading could open up new career possibilities and could also help me in the classroom.
     
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    My Master's Degree is in Elementary Reading and Mathematics. I decided that these two subjects are the two foundation subjects for my students and anything new I could learn and take into the classroom would be worth it.
     
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    BA's in Elementary Education (K-6) and Special Education (N-12)

    MA.... Still considering as well

    If I go the SPED route I am thinking Speech and Language Pathology but thats a good 5 year program.

    ..reading or administration
     
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    I have a (double) BS in Math and Geology....
    and an MS in Geology....... plus I'm within a few hours of an MBA....... Why I'm doing this at this stage of my life ..... I don't have a clue......:lol::lol:
     
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    BS is Elem. Ed.
    I started teaching at a private school in a Kind. classroom. In my state, Kind. is an Early Childhood certification. I didn't need it at the private school, but felt it was important, so I started my M.Ed. in Early Childhood. I took all the required course, less one, and still needed 3 electives. I was able to add my EArly Childhood credential. College tuition went WAY up, I got pregnant, quit M.Ed.. It is past seven years, so I will need to start completely over. I'm waiting to get into a county, then I will have a little more info. to help me with my choice. I am leaning towards Reading, but every once-in-a-while, I think about special ed. Both are areas in which I really wish I had more knowledge and skill.
     
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    I am currently working on a Master's Degree in School Administration. Not too sure if I ever want to use it, but I am learning so much!
     
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    I have a Bachelor's in Arts Management and will obtain my MA in Teaching next spring. It's required by my resident program, but I definitely want something else. I think I will apply the credits toward a full MA in Education or maybe do a totally different degree.

    I think I will skip a year in between though since I don't want to be going to school during my first year of teaching. That sounds like asking for a melt down. :lol:


    I would think about what you like better, math vs. literacy. They both seem like good endorsements to have.
     
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    BA Political Science and History with a minor in Education
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    My MAT is in my subject area. I am extremely happy that I went this route because I feel like I have a very solid handle on the subject I teach.

    Unfortunately it has always seemed to me that the material you learn with Education degrees tend to be a little to theoretical and idealistic. That's totally just my opinion, and I'm sure that there are places where an MEd is valued more than it is here. The one advantage to an MEd (at least in Administration or Curriculum and Instruction) is that it lets you move into admin, if that's a down-the-road goal for you.
     

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