I am graduating from college in May with a degree in political science and a minor is history. I have decided that I want to teach secondary social studies. There is a program at a local university designed for people with a bachelor's degree that is not in education. The program involves initial certification plus a master's degree. I have heard that getting your master's degree before having any experience is a bad idea because many schools will not hire because they will have to pay them more. Is there any truth to this? Will getting my Master's in Secondary Education hurt my chances of finding a job? I live in Ohio but I plan on going where the job market takes me.