I are a college student!....Now what?!?!
November 13, 2010 11:57 PM Subscribe
How should I map out my higher education plan to fully maximize my hiring potential?
posted by penguingrl to Education (10 answers total)
I have my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's in Early Childhood Education. I am currently tinkering with the idea of either getting another Master's in Education Administration OR a Ph.D in Elementary Education.
My argument for Education Administration is that it will allow me to be qualified for a Principal or Director position (I am currently a co-director), however, I am unsure how having two Master's degrees would look. I fear it would looks as if I changed my mind on the previous Master's I took. For the Ph.D in Elementary Education, I believe that, with my already existing Master's in Early Childhood Education (which only covers preschool through third grade), I can cover preschool through eight grade. This broadens what positions I can apply for, both preschools and elementary schools, not to mention I would be following the traditional route of bachelor's>master's>doctoral.
Currently, I am unclear as to which path is best. If any of you out there have experience in higher education or degree advisement, or just have a general opinion :), I would really appreciate any input! I would like my resume and experience to be as well-rounded and appealing as possible (and I am completely aware of the double-edge sword of being considered overqualified).