What influenced your decision to go to graduate school?
I decided to get my master’s degree
because I felt like I had the knowledge to teach, but I wanted more tools
to work with in my toolbox – so to speak.
How did you explore graduate school?
I first began with prayer. I was torn
between going to seminary to become a youth pastor and some kind of
chemistry or education degree. Since a master’s program is a big
commitment, I wanted to make sure I moved forward in confidence.
Once I decided to pursue an education
degree, I sought counsel. I called up a former GCC professor and we talked
at length about good schools and programs, options, risks, etc. I also
talked with a few trusted people in my school district.
I, then, looked up rankings, took the
GRE, and applied to the school and program I wanted to pursue.
Did you obtain a Graduate Research/Teaching
Assistantship? If so, what was that application process like?
No. I went part time, so I was still
teaching as I worked on my degree.
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