How many of you decided to get Masters online?

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  1. cshelz89

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    I am planning way ahead, but I am not sure if I am going with online or campus. Now I have not finished my BA so I am very ambitious here:2up: I also need to figure in my age:rolleyes: I am just starting out at 36. I would like to teach at college level, but I think I am too old to be in school that long. Anyway just curious. They have a Masters/Cred program at UC Davis.

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  3. Tasha

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    I am planning to get my masters, but I will stick with the university because there is one near me with an excellent program that I would like to attend. Also, many junior colleges accept teachers with their masters to teach (and they will likely pay for you to go to school for doctorate or give you reduced tuition ;))
     
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    I have no Master's plans yet, but if I do, it'll be online. Besides, gas might be $8.00/gal by the time I enroll! LOL
     
  5. loves2teach

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    I am starting mine soon through Walden :)
     
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    Thanks so much for the ideas. I never thought about the gas:eek:
     
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    I'm starting AIU online in August. It's only a ten month program. I'll be done next July. :2up:
     
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    I did mine at a traditional brick-and-mortar state university. I did take one or two online courses, but the majority were face-to-face. I think teaching is a profession that depends upon interpersonal communications and interactions, so that's why I chose my route. Plus, I'm energized by being in a classroom. Also, I'm headed into academia (eventually, once I finish this darned doctorate), so I didn't even consider online, because I wanted to go to top-10 schools in my field to further my chances of teaching at the college level.
     
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    I chose online for several reasons, 1)there is only one major university near enough to me that would be possible to go to and they didn't have the exact program I wanted, 2)I'm the mother of a small child so I want to be around and not having to work and then trek to college, and 3)GAS PRICES!

    I am about to finish Week 2 of my first grad class at Walden.
     
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    I'm working on my master's now through the University of South Florida. I just didn't want to have to drive to classes. And it has been working out pretty well.
     
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    Did my share of driving back & forth! I loved the camaraderie of grad students. I didn't know about AtoZ Teacher Forum back then.
     
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    I took mine through SUNY Albany. My degree is just like the degree anyone would get from the brick and mortar SUNY Albany...same teachers, same classes, same cost, same diploma.
     
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    I'm in my last class at Fort Hays State University and won't change to B&M for anything. The time element that is available in online discussions is great - you can actually think about a response before saying something.
     
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    Really? Are they really the same classes? I'm not talking about the numbering system for the classes but the actual content of the classes. Are the online classes the same as the brick building classes?:confused:
     
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    I'm looking at Walden for my Intervention Specialist certification. It seems to be the quickest for the least amount of cash. Oh, and I'm 36 as well!
     
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    I will be starting mine in the fall through Walden. The local university doesn't offer a masters in education.
     
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    I will be starting mine in January 2009 through Nova Southeastern University. :)
     
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    The online classes I took had the same teachers, same syllabus, and same books as the "brick and mortar" classes. However, I assume the teachers taught a bit differently when they are in class compared to online. I got my masters degree about 7 years ago, so some things may have changed.
     
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    I'm doing my BA through WGU - an online university. I'm thinking if i enjoy teaching (I've been having second thoughts but have student teaching in the fall) I'll be going back to WGU for my Masters. I have had a really good experience with them and their community of students/advisors is wonderfully helpful.
     
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    Unlike when you're in front of a class and need to answer a question... pronto.
     
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    I'm currently getting mine online right now. I have one class this summer, another in the fall, and then my final class so I have an end in sight! Anyhow, I love being able to work on course work at my own pace and when it's convenient for me so I highly recommend it.
     
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    I did got my Master's through University of Phoenix. They have a great program, but a corrupt financial aid office. (I recommend that you do your own financing.) I recommend the university highly. Their programs are great! The professors are wonderful! I LOVED doing everything online! I had my baby doing an off week and went right back to class in my pj's with him in my arms.
     
  23. LMath85

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    Hey all - just a quick question

    I did my undergrad in Math Edu grades 7-12. I was looking to do my Masters in Technology. Does anyone from NY know if I am allowed to do this? I am currently teaching and a few colleagues swear that I am suppose to be getting my Masters in Math Education in order to continue with my license that I currently hold. However, before I left my University last year my Dean suggested that I do my Masters in Elementary Education (which lead me to believe I'd be able to do it in Technology).

    I'm quite confused.... I don't know who is right. I was going to call up the state this week but figured I'd ask here first.

    I also am looking to do my Masters online. I was looking into the University of Phoenix, but I'm glad I came into this thread because now I can look up a few more!

    Thanks! :)
     
  24. Lindsay.Lou

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    I went to univ. of massachusetts for my ba. During that time, a few of the classes I took were online. They were great and I think at this point they now have entire degree programs online.
    www.umassonline.com
     
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    Allison, I did the same thing... I took online classes through a traditional brick and mortar school, and I had the exact same books, syllabus and assignments as the people in face to face classes.
     

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