Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum and I need some advice. I am preparing to begin an education program online. I had thought that because I am changing careers it would be more valuable for me to get a Masters degree that also led to initial licensure. However, I recently spoke to a friend of mine who used to teach and she said that getting a Masters prior to having any experience would be a mistake... She said she had trouble getting hired because schools did not want to have to pay her more due to her advanced degree. Has anyone here had a similar experience or heard anything of that sort? Any advice is greatly appreciated as I'm trying to figure how best to spend my financial aid money and secure a job as soon as I can. Thanks!