Grad School!

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  1. Beth2004

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    I was officially accepted into my grad school program today!

    I've already taken two grad classes at the school where I went for undergrad, but that's as many as they'll let you take before being admitted to a program. I was starting to get worried that I wouldn't be admitted before January which would push me back a whole semester since I wouldn't have been able to take any classes. I'm so relieved! :)
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Congrats...work hard! :)
     
  4. Beth2004

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    Oh, believe me, I am already! ;)
     
  5. Erin Elizabeth

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    Congrats, Beth! I'm doing my MA right now, too.
     
  6. alielizadubois

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    Im doing my MA too! Its a lot of work, as Im sure you already know, but its worth it... And before you know it, your struggles to juggle school and work will be over!

    What are you guys getting your masters in?
     
  7. Beth2004

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    I'm getting mine in elementary ed. because I don't really have a specific area that I want to get it in. At this point, honestly, I just want my M.Ed. so I can get my professional teaching license.
     
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    I'm doing Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in professional development. I love it!

    In CA we're not required to get a Master's, but we have our required induction program (which is graduate-level) in order to get our professional clear credential.
     
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    In MA we have to get our M.Ed. (or MAT) within 5 years of teaching in a public school. Luckily my first year I was in a private school, so that didn't count, but I'm down to less than 4 years to get it now or I won't be able to renew my license.
     
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    Congrats! I'm one semester away from having mine in Secondary English Ed. It's going to be SO nice to have Thursday nights back when I'm done! :)
     
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    Congrats! My MA was in Special Ed & I'm at the very beginning of working towards a 2nd.
     
  12. alielizadubois

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    My Masters is in Multicultural Education. I really, really love it, and it was a special program in that I designed it myself.

    I, too, am required to get a Master's degree in New York State, and I have a 5 year time frame as well. I started 1.5 years into my teaching career, so I will finish just in time. I've been going for 3 years and will graduate in September. I cannot wait!

    When I am finished, for my next salary differential, I will take classes in order to gain enough credits and classes to get my elementary certificate (I am an ESL teacher), and continue my studies of Spanish to get my bilingual extension, and possibly my credentials to teach Spanish as a Foreign Language.
     

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