A Master's Degree Can't Be This Easy!
Unlearning Teacher Education. I can’t tell if a Master’s of Education is what you make of it and this person didn’t push herself, or if she’s right that these programs are hardly “rigorous”. I know I was told *not* to get a Master’s degree before getting a job because I would be too expensive without any teaching experience. I know getting certified to teach was pretty simple and didn’t require a lot of work. It was what you made of it, essentially.
“I know I won’t make friends with this column, but it is necessary for the future of our profession. Teaching, for all its rewards, has a severe image problem. Teachers get into the profession because it is “easy.” They only work 10 months a year. If they were smarter, they’d make more money in a “real” job. In short, teaching has very little respect in America.
Much, though not all, of the blame has to do with one aspect of this profession. Getting an education degree is entirely too easy.”
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