Thoughts on graduate degrees

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  1. newgirl09

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    I know for certain that I want to get my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (Specialization in Social Studies) or elementary education

    However, what are some thoughts on a ED.D or a Ph.D. My university offers an ED.D in Elementary Ed. They also have Ph.D programs in Ed. leadership and secondary ed.

    I don't know really which way to go. My ultimate goal is to move on to being a principal or superintendent after I decide to move on from the actual classroom.

    So, I am looking for any input on the best routes to take for my goals.
     
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    Most superintendents needs a Ph.D or ED.D degree. If this is your ultimate goal, I would go for the further education.

    Do you have your principal or administration degree yet? This might be a masters worth pursuing.
     
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    No I do not. The university does offer a masters in educational leadership. I've just always been told to get masters for more opportunities... And I have always wanted to pursue that anyways. However, there are many routes to go.
     
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    Are you currently teaching?
     
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    No I am not. Sorry. I should have clarified that in my initial post. I am going to be takin the GRE soon. However, after that I'm not so sure the direction I want to go.
     
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    In order to be a principal, you actually need to pursue a special certification in my state. Not sure if this is the same everywhere...but something to look into.
     
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    what do you all think about going directly into a grad program? Should I teach a few years first or put it off and get a masters done?
     
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    If you can find a teaching job, I would say that the experience would be beneficial.
     
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    Hello everyone,
    my name is rahul recently only i have done my graduation in this college
    kindly please suggest me some ideas about studies to bulit my career. At same time i can suggest your ideas to my juniors . So it will be helpful for them also.
     
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    Yes experience is the keynote for the successful career for any job.[/QUOTE]
     
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    So, if I'm understanding this correctly, you are not currently teaching? Some places may not be willing to hire you with a masters and no teaching experience.

    As I have taught my experiences and goals have changed. Laws have also changed. Last year I didn't want my admin cert, now it is required to have a position in the central office. So, I'm getting that. I also want to teach at the university level, so I"m working on my EdD. I never thought that I would even consider that, but here I am.

    You need the teaching experience.
     
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    Zombie thread. And I dont quite understand the post that brought it back to life?
     
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    Hate when that happens. I try not to comment on old threads, but sometimes I just don't notice that it's from eons ago.
     
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    Lol
     

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