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Old 07-31-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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I have contemplated becoming a principal for awhile. I love teaching!! I was thinking of a ten year plan. I am almost 40 and thought by 50 I would start getting a certificate and look for jobs.

This was before I was forced to switch grade levels. I was teaching kindergarten and loved it. It was my dream position. Last year I was placed in 3rd, and did not really like it. I tried to like it, but it was not as fulfilling to me as K and my work situation just took a turn for the worse.

All of these things have forced me to decided to move up my plan to persue a job as a principal.

In my state because I have a master's degree I can just get a administrator certificate. I could also get an ed specialist degree. In the future I would like to work as a curriculum director as well.

My question is which should I persue? Just a certificate or EDs?


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I also have been considering it more due to difficult job situations... I'm not sure... In my state you get an admin certificate but some programs offer an admin leadership masters as well ... I think an extra degree would help give u an edge but I don't know what Eds entails/what it's for...
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EDs is an Education specialist. I also want to become a principal so that I can get a better job. I have been applying all summer and having no luck getting an interview or a job. I have 2 master degrees and 15 years of experience. In my state where there is a surplus of new teachers, I feel like this is a death sentence.
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I am in the same boat and I am going to go for just the certificate because the cost is a lot less. I am going through Lamar University it Texas and the charge just under $5,000. I am also a bit worried about going back as it is all ONLINE and haven't taken an all online class before. I know the younger people have had a ton of online classes, but am a bit worried. Good luck to you which ever way you decide to go!
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Thanks!

I did two online masters and it was fine. I think that I am just going to go the certificate route, because I really want to get a new job. I have applied to every single teaching job that I was qualified for and only had a handful of interviews. I think I have to much experience and too many degrees.


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