Do you know of anyone who does this? I was considering going into administration for graduate school once I finish my bachelor's in spring of 2015. However, most administration programs require to have three years experience teaching before you can even get in, and I honestly would rather not wait that long to get a master's degree given I am kind of old (already 26) and don't even have a bachelor's yet. Most of the volunteer work and independent study I have been doing has also been more relevant to being a counselor over being an administration. Such as mentoring at schools and online through secured sites, extensive research on autism and behavior management issues, giving advice about future career possibilities, etc. The main question I have though is, since a degree in education isn't require to be a guidance counselor, if I do a master's program for it and decide not to pursue it right away, would that still count as post-graduate credits on a salary schedule in most school districts? I didn't know if the master's programs had to be in something teacher education related.