Master's Program that is NOT writing-intensive?

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  1. Leaborb192

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    I know. It prepared me for edTPA though because we had to justify our instruction with theory and research. :D And none of those BS assignments really prepare you for teaching except... teaching. Psychology courses, imo, were way more beneficial than most of my education classes.
     
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    Good morning everyone,
    To start, I was just asking an HONEST QUESTION - no need for some of the condescending comments. This forum has always been one of the better ones in regards to friendliness and helpfulness so please don't start bringing this amazing forum down the tubes. Once again, I was just WONDERING if there existed a master's program that was not as writing-intense as others, that is all!

    For those who commented in a helpful way, I truly appreciate your time and responses! Have a great Sunday everyone - enjoy the remainder of your weekend!!
     
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    I didn't see any condescending comments. I saw HONEST ANSWERS, and I saw one questions asking why you are adverse to writing which is a valid question if you have a writing disability or English is your second language making it much harder for some to write their thoughts.

    I wish you luck, but every answer was spot on. There is a difference between grad school and undergrad. All will require more writing than not.
     
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    That seems to be the catch-22 with online courses. Online courses are definitely more flexible for the full-time worker, but at the same time seems to be a lot more writing-intense versus attending class at night on campus. Thanks for your post
     
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    Hello,
    I'm not sure how long ago you completed the program but which program/school did you complete that through where it was mostly tests?
     
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    Hello,
    Which school was this again? Did you say ACE in another post or a totally different one for your master's that you are currently in for math?
     
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    Yes I understand that graduate works involves MORE writing - I totally understand that. I just wanted to know if there were any programs available that someone knew about that was more test-based versus writing. That's all..
     
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    Yes I understand that. I am not a newbie teacher - this is my thirteenth year teaching and it varied between teaching at public, private, affluent, and inner-city in two of the most poverty-stricken and crime-ridden areas in the country so I understand that it is not a black and white field. Once again, I was just asking if anyone knew of a program that was less writing involved. Just a simple question if there was a program that anyone knew of that existed or not. .
     
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    I’m looking at ACE for my doctoral program, but I’ve heard nothing but good things from WGU. I think both schools are excellent choices.

    And my Masters is in Mathematics Education, but don’t let the name fool you — I did a ton of math courses and very few pedagogical classes (4) and my math assignments involved an extensive amount of writing.

    I would like to eventually get a doctoral degree in STEM Leadership to make me an even better STEM director at my private school; plus, the pay raise will be 10% more a year, which doesn’t hurt, lol!
     
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    Wow that's great - I hope the Doctorate works out for you. For your Master's in Mathematics Education, which school was that through?
     
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    A doctorate for me would mean a raise of 3.238 number decimal number decimal whatever, it doesn't seem worth it. It would take about 15 years as a teacher to make the cost of the program up pending no additional raises. Now as an administrator it would be worth it as I'd make the cost up in less than two years.
     
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    That'll certainly be a needle in a haystack as most testing is usually done in undergrad in most programs.
     
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    Crazy thing is I only need like 33 hours for a doctorate.
     
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    I’ve seen a number of doctoral programs that are less than $20,000. That is pretty cheap!
     
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    Those are the only ones I'd even consider. Lol
     
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    If you were to get a doctorate degree, then what would it be in?
     
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    Educational leadership since I'd only need 33 hours. I would really want it in Business Administration/Management but that would mean 60 hours plus, so it would just be pragmatic to do it in Education.
     
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    And I see you more in a district-office position anyway! Go get ‘em!
     
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    Soon as I play the politics and get induction into the "in crowd".
     
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    Ooh, sounds fancy. How do you plan to do that? What is your execution plan, haha?!
     

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