I started the MA because it fulfilled credential requirements, which was
important to finding a ft job teaching hs art. It seemed like every job I
applied for had dozens of more qualified applicants. Instead of going for
something in fine art, I found a program in ed tech that let me fill in art
classes as electives. I figured the computer experience would make me much
more marketable- and that proved true.
I never considered teaching college, but that's what I ended up doing. The
more time and money I poured into the degree, the more I realized that I
needed to get the best return possible on the investment.
In a message dated 5/14/02 4:24:14 AM, Tajd0291@aol.com writes:
<< To those who have gotten, or have considered getting, their masters,
what was your reason? Was it advancement, more pay, wanting to teach college
level, personal fulfillment? My goal has always been to get mine and then
move on to college level but I wonder if i'll want to when all is said and
done. Alex >>