When I was in high school my mom went back to school to get her Master’s degree. She was teaching full time and had children at home so it wasn’t a walk in the park. But, she persevered and was extremely happy for making the decision to get her Master’s; upon completion she immediately transitioned into an administrative role as an assistant principal. She has since become Director of Special Programs in a school district. Her advice to me was DON’T WAIT…get your Master’s when you are young right after you finish your undergrad. I followed her advice and I am glad I did!
I am not sure how other fields are, but in education it is becoming more and more common to have a graduate degree. At my graduation the speaker mentioned that only 9% of the nation’s people achieve a Master’s degree. While I don’t doubt that statistic for the nation as a whole, I know the percentage in education is a lot, lot higher than 9%. Maybe I will have to look that up. Anyway, I knew that getting a Masters would really help me, so for the past three years I have been attending part time at the University of North Texas and now I am finally DONE!