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    4ever.............can u choose a masters program that is totally unrelated to physical ed? or education in general?
    example..can u get a masters in business or in social work or recreation management or whatever?

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    Yes you can BUT you then need 12 credits in your original license area in order to obtain what they call your professional license. You typically only get a maximum of 10 years to obtain your masters/professional license BUT I found a loop hole without even knowing it years ago. I actually worked my first 5 years under the "wrong" license. I worked under a license that said I did NOT do my student teaching but I did. So my mistake bought me an extra 5 years. I applied for the correct license and worked under that one for 5 years and requested my 5 year extension of which I am in year 3. I will now just wait 2 more years until my license is up an apply for the Pre K- grade 8 license to finish out my years. Nobody will like it much but there is zip they can do...I will be licensed to teach my subject area so I will be covered and the district will save some money with me not having it....win, win for all in my book!

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    4ever.............can u choose a masters program that is totally unrelated to physical ed? or education in general?
    example..can u get a masters in business or in social work or recreation management or whatever?

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    Jay... invest in the master's ..... it will pay back, but over time.... you're gonna have a looooooong retirement and I'm sure the bit of extra income will help.

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    I like the idea of a looooooong retirement and the masters would pay for itself 10x over.....But, I would honestly pay not to get my masters at this point.

    The fact I am going to be able to dodge getting my masters makes me smile and will continue to make me smile. Extra cash is always nice but at what expense? I am a perfectionist when I do something and it becomes very time consuming for me....I took one masters class and lost 1 point the entire term but I spent countless hours writing papers instead of playing with my twerp with my extra time.

    My schedule between teaching, coaching varsity soccer, varsity indoor and outdoor track, my sons spring and fall soccer seasons, is very busy.....so nope, I will pass. The extra couple grand yearly for the rest of my life would be nice but I rather have the time and not the headaches/work. I honestly would rather work another year if I had to in order to really enjoy my boy growing up.

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    Jay... invest in the master's ..... it will pay back, but over time.... you're gonna have a looooooong retirement and I'm sure the bit of extra income will help.
    Last edited by Aruba4ever; 11-30-2017 at 09:38 PM.

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    LOL you are too much! Good luck!
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    Thanks! I had $1500 tucked aside for my 1st class and I am now considering going to Aruba in April again, lol.
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    LOL you are too much! Good luck!

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    Jay
    There was a complaint from "teachers" on the news here regarding this and how it is making it difficult for teachers to get this. Sad. you have great teachers and now they are losing them every year cause of this.
    My son is going through the same crap.. He has his BS in IT; working on his masters...
    but jobs with no experience it is hard.
    Went back to school to get his professional teachers degree.
    Now it's that four letter word "test" you must take too. And the test covers a little of everything.
    Right now he was hired full time sub (but giving him a full time position with a yr to take the test if he teaches one class in Computer Science) as a math ese teacher with his own class room for middle school kids. Loves it..

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    They make it almost impossible to really want to teach....from the endless paperwork, to the degrees, to the continuing education you must get to renew your license...pain in the butt for sure.

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    Jay
    There was a complaint from "teachers" on the news here regarding this and how it is making it difficult for teachers to get this. Sad. you have great teachers and now they are losing them every year cause of this.
    My son is going through the same crap.. He has his BS in IT; working on his masters...
    but jobs with no experience it is hard.
    Went back to school to get his professional teachers degree.
    Now it's that four letter word "test" you must take too. And the test covers a little of everything.
    Right now he was hired full time sub (but giving him a full time position with a yr to take the test if he teaches one class in Computer Science) as a math ese teacher with his own class room for middle school kids. Loves it..

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    here in our county in florida, the pay is meiserably low, master's degree required within 3 years of hiring date..........so many of the teachers quit after yr 3.
    they cannot afford the continuing ed, so they hit the road.

    just let teachers TEACH and pay them accordingly!!

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    Well said! Sadly the politics of education destroys education....You can't tell me with a straight face I would be a MUCH better teacher if I took 10 additional classes that had nothing to do with being in the classroom......they make it so hard and the pay is so low in certain parts of the country who on earth would really want to teach? If I knew then what I know now I would have never became a teacher. I am going to ride out the storm another 6-8 depending how the stock market does and retire ASAP.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    here in our county in florida, the pay is meiserably low, master's degree required within 3 years of hiring date..........so many of the teachers quit after yr 3.
    they cannot afford the continuing ed, so they hit the road.

    just let teachers TEACH and pay them accordingly!!

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