Why should teachers bother with a master’s degree?

tes | January 15, 2019

Ever wondered why you should bother doing a master’s degree in education? Why should you give up your own time and self-fund your way through it?For me, doing a master’s degree was the best professional learning I’ve ever experienced. I finished my master’s degree in educational support in 2015 after spending four years doing it part-time. That was a few years ago now, but I still put it down as the most important professional learning of my career and I think I will do for some time. Here are some reasons why:One of the most important parts of a master’s degree is the dialogue you have around the subject matter. You share this experience with a range of people at different stages of their career all working in a different setting. In one of my modules, we had a nursery teacher mixed in with primary, secondary, ASN (additional support needs), further education, as well as school leaders. This mix of experiences and opinions really makes you question the material and, with that, gain a deeper understanding than you possibly would sticking within your own sector or school.

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Sabrina's family fled from Cuba, and she had to start a new school in a new country, using a new language while also adapting to a new culture. Once Sabrina started at her Stride K12-powered school, she got the support she needed to catch up academically. 

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Sabrina's family fled from Cuba, and she had to start a new school in a new country, using a new language while also adapting to a new culture. Once Sabrina started at her Stride K12-powered school, she got the support she needed to catch up academically. 

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