What are your degrees in?

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  1. Iris1001

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    Hello, everyone!

    I'm applying to graduate school to get my master's in education. I'm just so confused. There are so many programs out there.
    • MA in English Education
    • MS in Education
    • M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction

    Here are my main goals: I would like to move up in admin someday, like become the supervisor of the English department. In the meantime, however, I would really love to enhance my teaching strategies in the classroom.

    What did you get your degree in? Which one do you think will be best for my goals?

    Thank you so much in advance! :heart:
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    • B.A. English (after I dropped out of the education track due to personal conflicts)
    • Education certificate (after I realized I missed teaching)
    • M.Ed. Educational Leadership (after I got over my stupid stuff from my 20s)
    It may not be a degree issue but a certificate. Look into getting an administrative license. That is something I'm just shy of having in order to move further than I already have, but I'm perfectly happy as a lead teacher.
     
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    • Bachelor's in Management
    • Master's in Management
    • Specialist in Educational Leadership (admin license in multiple states)
    For now, you may want a Master of Arts in Teaching
     
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    whizkid Connoisseur

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    What is the admin test that you'd have to take?
     
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    BA in English (7-12 Teaching Certification & Minor in Philosophy)

    MA American & British Literature
     
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    BA in elementary education
    M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction

    If your undergrad was in education, you’re already certified, and you’re wanting to stay in education, M.Ed is probably going to be your best choice. MA and MS are, as far as I’ve seen, generally geared toward people wanting to transition into teaching and are also seeking certification. Not that they aren’t good options if you find a program you like and those are the only choices, but the ones I’ve looked at were more initial cert. focused.

    If you haven’t chosen a program yet, I can’t recommend ACE enough. I loved my masters program. The classes were rigorous and relevant, I was done in a year and a half because of the accelerated pacing, and I learned so so much. It’s also super affordable as far as grad programs go.
     
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    THANK YOU! I just saw that Rutgers has an option for getting a certificate instead of a master's for supervision. Are you sure I don't need an M.Ed if I'd like to be a supervisor someday?
     
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    Since you are in NJ, I would recommend contacting Rutgers directly for more information. That way, you are able to ask as many questions as you would like, receive the information directly from the source, and if something intrigues you about what you are told, you may find that you can expand your inquiry and receive accurate information about the terms, costs, and even be able to find out if any of your other education courses may be able to meet any of the requirements, possibly saving tuition costs going forward. I might be able to understand accepting second hand info if asking about a university that was all the way across the nation, but not going to the source when asking about requirements from an instate seems foolish, but that's just my opinion. Good luck.
     
  10. blazer

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    GRSC (Graduate of the Royal Society of Chemistry)
    PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education)

    UK qualifications.
     
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    B.A. Theatre Arts
    M.A English Literature

    No desire for an ed degree or a certificate. Got the M.A. so I can teach at the college level and teach upper level courses.
     
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  12. Caballo21

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    B.S. in Early Childhood with P-3 reading, also added a second major in Spanish
    M.Ed in Secondary Ed to add licensure in Spanish/TESOL
    Post masters I did some courses by themselves abroad - in International Education and Spanish. Kind of regret not doing some sort of program as they were $$$, but they helped with license renewal.

    I'm planning to start a Reading endorsement program next fall. I'm in a new job now, so want to get used to it first.
     
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    Hi, new here - in the process of getting my K-8 credential with my BA.Ed. in History. I'd like to pursue a masters program in either some type of history, probably public history, or some type of M.Ed, but I'm not sure if it's better to just get a M.Ed if I want to stay in education. Does anyone here have any thoughts on this? Thanks :)
     
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    For me, it's complicated to decide which program to take. I like the two the most, and I've been thinking about which one is better for me for a long time already. I'm almost afraid to choose one and then regret not choosing the other one. But for now, it's most important to focus on getting my bachelor's degree. For me, it's hard sometimes to study, and because of the work, I don't have time somethimes. Thanks to the https://gradesfixer.com/essay-types/argumentative-essays/, I managed to improve my skills in writing because it has always been hard to understand how to write for me a paper correctly. And if I want to get a Master's, I need to have such skills improved.
     
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