Questions About Masters In Education And Special Education

Is a Masters in Education degree easy to be obtained?

I am currently live in NYC and I am currently finishing up my Masters in Education and Special Education degree. While doing the degree I really did not find it to be hard so I was wondering if it was the school I attend. I also found other people who completed their Masters in Education at other schools found it not to be challenging. I was wondering if a Master in Education on a whole is a easy degree to obtained? Thanks
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Is a Masters in Education degree easy to be obtained?

I am currently live in NYC and I am currently finishing up my Masters in Education and Special Education degree. While doing the degree I really did not find it to be hard so I was wondering if it was the school I attend. I also found other people who completed their Masters in Education at other schools found it not to be challenging. I was wondering if a Master in Education on a whole is a easy degree to obtained? Thanks
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/?qid=20090118162704AAXiuLq

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. My first graduate degree is a M.S. in Secondary School Education. I am qualified to teach in public school (context area: Social Studies). I also am certified to teach at schools for the deaf but that is not something I want to focus on because of how such institutions are being shut down at an alarming rate. My second graduate degree is going to be a M.S. in Professional/Rehabilitation Counseling, which I'll be obtaining in May of 2009. I'm not going to be pursuing my Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certificate because I was recently on their advisory panel and signed a waiver stating t
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What can I do with a bachelors in psychology and my masters in special education?

What can I do with a bachelors in psychology and my masters in special education? I will be graduating in 2013 but i just wanted some ideas. I know i want to work with special education children and im double majoring in psychology and french.. I am also going to graduate school to get my masters in special education ... What are some choices in jobs?? Thanks!
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Best areas to move after graduation for a future elementary educator and accountant?

I will graduate soon with a bachelor's in elementary education and elementary special education with a concentration in mathematics. My boyfriend will graduate with a master's and bachelor's in accounting. I am curious as to areas that will be easy to find a job for both of us and a good place to live and raise a family. I am hoping to stay in the northeast. Thanks.
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What is the best organization for current and future special education teachers?

There are quite a few out there, and I know they all are exceptional... But which one is the considered the best? Or even the oldest? I'm an elementary education major... and I will do my Master's degree in Special Education. I cannot wait! Thank you for your information. I already know of all the organizations, I just wanted to know which was the best one... one that encompasses everything. Do you think it would be NASET?
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Should I pursue a future in brain science?

How can I decide if I should pursue my layman's interest in brain science? Last year I graduated with honors from a respected university with a degree in childhood education and special education, and a minor in Spanish. It wasn't a great experience and I no longer want to be a teacher for a bunch of my own reasons. Since graduating, I have developed a layman's interest in brain science, consciousness, neuropsychology, cognitive functioning, pharmacology, etc, and I've been wondering if this is something that I could or should turn into a career. I have basically no official science background, and I took only a few courses in developmental psychology as part of my childhood education program. I know that in order to make a career of this I'll need at least a master's degree (probably a PhD), but I also know that it's foolish to apply to grad school without a passion for a particular subject and a clear vision of what I want to get out of it. At the m
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How to be a teacher when neither of my degrees is in education?

Dissatisfied with my current job and want to go into teaching. Is it for me? And how do I do it? First, some background… I recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Crop Science (where I focused on sustainable agriculture). I also have a BS in Horticulture. Shortly after graduation, I landed a job with a federal agency that specializes in agricultural conservation. I thought I would love it, but I’ve been at the job for 3 months now and feel like I need a Plan B. The job has many drawbacks that I did not realize and that I believe make me incompatible long-term (most of my job involves desk work, e.g. payment processing, entering data into databases, making maps… and all I really want to do is assist people with actual conservation). As I am an active, engaging person who has a lot of energy and likes to be, you know, doing stuff that matters, I am bored to death at this job. Another thing is that working in this job means I will always be in an office with few co
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What alternative routes to teacher certification can I take as a person who already has a Masters in Education?

I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
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Recommend Programs in Art Education, especially Community Arts?

I am helping my friend apply to grad school for an MA in Art Education, with a focus on Community Arts. Do you have any advice for us? My friend and I are just beginning the process of applying to grad school, for a Masters in Art Education. She is seeking out programs which focus on Community Arts, or more broadly, Community Cultural Development (CCD). Her particular interest is in serving the Special Needs community with arts programming. Programs we're looking at are: California College of the Arts, Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the University of Arizona. With that background, could you: a) suggest other fine arts academic programs that might be relevant to her interests? We'd be interested in hearing from Schools of Education, too. What programs or researchers are developing Special Education curricula with an arts focus? We'd also be interested to learn of c
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Can anyone help my wife find a special ed teaching job near Marietta, GA?

Can anyone help my wife find a special ed teaching job near Marietta, GA? Here's the deal: I'm relocating my wife and I to Atlanta for a new job and we'll be living in East Cobb County. In fact, we relocate March 1st (eek!). My wife is a special ed teacher with all state (MA) teaching certifications, a Master's in Special Ed, and 7 yrs experience working for one of the world's leading Autism research private schools. I'd like to think she is well-qualified for most mid-level to admin-level teaching/special-education jobs. As far as her license, there is a reciprocity agreement in place between MA and GA, but to transfer the license, she needs to be employed by the new state first. She's having difficulties finding job positions in the Atlanta area. Being that I work in IT, I'm used to being pursued by headhunters, but from what I've been able to find, these don't really exist for the education field. That leaves her to try and find a job in a new area
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Special education jobs in Ohio

What are the job prospects for a special education teacher in the US (specifically Columbus OH)? I’m a teacher and am trying to get a feel for the job market in the US, specifically Columbus, OH. I am qualified both as a special education teacher and regular education teacher with a Masters of Education. I used to live and work in Columbus, but have been living in Australia for the last 8 years. When I left Columbus, I had been working as a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) tutor for 4 years, a job I really enjoyed. Here in Australia, I worked fulltime as a special education teacher for 5 years in Australia. I’ve just taken two years off to care for a family friend, but would like to relocate to Columbus and get back to teaching. My concern is that it may be difficult to get a job as a teacher, given the economy. My age (around 60) also probably doesn’t work in my favor. So I’d like to get a feel for how easy or difficult it would be to find a job as a spec
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My online university switched my major on me without my permission and knowledge.?

Grand Canyon University switched my major on me without my permission or knowledge. They switched me from Secondary Education to Special Education and I had no idea. If I decide to keep my special education class, I will have wasted 2 months of study and if I decide to keep my secondary education masters program, I will have lost out on 4 months of study. What can I do about this?
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Would anyone be willing to read over my short scholarship essay and offer advice?

I am applying for a scholarship in which I must write a short (400-700 word) essay on the topic: "How do I invest in my future?" This is what I came up with, and I would like feedback from unbiased people before I submit it. It's 520 words. Please don't hold back. Be as harsh and critical as you please. Thanks in advance! I’ve been running into the word “future” a lot lately. It’s plastered in big black letters on every college information booklet I receive in the mail and every college email that dings into my inbox. My family asks what I’m going to do with it during every holiday, and they beam with pride when I describe my experience as a dual enrollment student. It’s amazing to people born in an earlier generation that their little girl can handle all of the academic pressure that I do. Not that I would call dual enrollment “pressure,” but it’s certainly more stressful than regular high school. Dual enrollment is a program which allows me to take all of my classes at F
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Would anyone be willing to read over my short scholarship essay and offer advice?

I am applying for a scholarship in which I must write a short (400-700 word) essay on the topic: "How do I invest in my future?" This is what I came up with, and I would like feedback from unbiased people before I submit it. It's 520 words. Please don't hold back. Be as harsh and critical as you please. Thanks in advance! I’ve been running into the word “future” a lot lately. It’s plastered in big black letters on every college information booklet I receive in the mail and every college email that dings into my inbox. My family asks what I’m going to do with it during every holiday, and they beam with pride when I describe my experience as a dual enrollment student. It’s amazing to people born in an earlier generation that their little girl can handle all of the academic pressure that I do. Not that I would call dual enrollment “pressure,” but it’s certainly more stressful than regular high school. Dual enrollment is a program which allows me to take all of my classes at Fitchburg S
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Do I need a masters to teach mentally challenged special education?

Not special education in an everyday school but a teacher who works with severely challenged students. Maybe in a classroom with five students. How do I go about getting a degree in that? I have an aunt who's mentally retarded and she's so happy, carefree, beautiful and SMART. I would love to be able to say I taught her what she knows, it amazes me. What steps do I have to take to teach these individuals?
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