Welcome back EduMagicians, today I with me Becca Maddas. We are discussing the wonderful world of grad school on this episode! Becca begins by sharing her teaching story and how she was prepared for many educational opportunities in the field. During this episode, Becca shares tips to find a good match when it comes to pursuing a master's degree, application tips, how to fund your schooling, how to take the lead in your degree, and build relationships with faculty as partners in your education. Here we go!
Why should we puruse a Masters Degree?
In some states, like PA you are required to have continuing professional development.
The field is always evolving!
Life-long learning - your success is your student's success!
Growth in your career goals
Where do you start to find a good match?
Allow enough time to search
Look at the application deadline
Do your research!
Cast a wide net in your search
Contact individuals who have attended the school
Orientation or prospective student days
Prepare your pathway now
Found a school to apply to - now what?
Application deadline ready to roll!
Plan the interview that goes with your grad school application
Get resume and cover letter ready
Ask for letters of recommendation early or references
I'm now! Now how do I get funded?
Sometimes the school in which you work would help you pay for your coursework.
How to lead during a graduate degree?
More than just taking a course
Get involved on campus
Take advantage of seminars and professional development
Connect with faculty
Find opportunities to lead during your degree
Invest in your learning!
Participate in research
It's a collaboration relationship
Gaining more knowledge and experiences
They are partners in your education
Resources mentioned in this episode
EduMagic: A Guide for Preservice Teachers
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