25 March 2010

What else have I been doing?

Aside from moving, unpacking, painting, cleaning, organizing, etc.... Well, I've been thinking about my future. I'm in the final stages of my masters degree and it's time to consider the next step. In all seriousness, I'm looking at online universities. Going to class one or two nights a week is hard and usually inconvenient. I would prefer an online program where I can do it when I want to. There are times when I feel like working on things at midnight, with an online program I could. I found one program that looks really good and I wish I had found it before I started the brick and mortar program I'm in. At Western Governors you can get an online degree in a number of different areas; teaching, information technology, business, nursing, etc. They even offer many masters degree online. I could have gotten licensed and got my masters in teaching all online. And there tuition?? Don't get me started. Where I go they charge me $700 a credit. So a 3 credit class costs me $2100. Last semester I took 9 credits. That's $6300 for one semester. I'm starting my teaching career seriously in debt. Western Governors charges tuition per 6 month period. So if I can take more courses in a 6 month time frame because I have the time, I still only pay one flat rate. For their two-year program it would have cost me $11,560 for my degree. As you can imagine I'm paying a whole lot more.

So I'm almost done with my masters in education and it's time to think about the next step. Do I just stop here? Do I continue on to PhD? Do I get another masters in another area? There's a lot to think about and Western Governors is definitely worth considering.

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