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Continuing Education/Master's programs

May 9, 2013 1:42pm

As the year is coming to an end, this has been a great first year!! My question is: when should a teacher enter a masters program? (recommendations) I am interested in pursuing a masters in administration and am maybe thinking the start of next year? Obviously, each individual would be different, but I would like to continue my education and not put it off..thanks!!


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    • May 14, 2013 6:28am

      I received my Master's degree right after my bachelors. I didn't take any time off and I'm glad I did it that way because I was still in "student-mode." I then waited only a few years before starting my doctorate, which I received three years later... Having the additional degrees didn't hold me back in the least, go if you're ready - go for it!

      Good luck!

      • May 14, 2013 10:57am

        Thank you for the responses! Eric, could you tell me what those exams are for? I am in WA and have to start my "Pro-Cert", or "Pro-Teach" after my second year, but would like to get a Masters in administration to pursue a principal position in the future. Thanks again.

        • May 14, 2013 2:14pm

          I didn't know that you were in Washington. The School Leadership Series are exams required for about 12-15 states in which you want to become either a principal, director of instruction, or superintendent. The School Leaders Licensure Assessment along with Instructional Facilitator Exam ate two exams that are required to be either in a leadership position or a Director of Curriculum Instruction. There are also other exams administered by ETS. Official information can be read at: