One of the things that always comes up during my teacher evaluations is when am I going to start working on my Masters of Arts Education. The truth is, I've been putting it off for a while. Part of it is how expensive it is. The other part is just the lack of time. I recently started researching it a bit more and found out it can be done completely online. That may solve the time issue, but not the money issue. Also, as I mentioned in a previous post, my art portfolio is severely lacking at the moment. I framed and sold almost everything several years ago and haven't built it back up yet. So I have a lot of work to do. I went to East Carolina University (GO PIRATES!) and they do offer a Masters of Art Ed program. They had this to say.
East Carolina University's Master of Arts in Education program will develop your competence as a creative artist, art teacher, or classroom-based researcher in art and education. In addition to a five-course core in the philosophy and pedagogy of art education, you will choose electives in studio, computer-aided design, interdisciplinary studies, and art history. You will complete your degree by writing a thesis or presenting a comprehensive project.
Maybe it's time. It's been 12 years since I graduated from ECU and began my teaching career. I really have no interest in going into the administration area of teaching...becoming a vice principal or principal...but furthering my education and increasing my salary does have its appeal.
Anyone out there among my interweb friends have their Masters? How much work is it really? When I get home from teaching I feel wiped. I hope I can get my motivation up and do this. I really do need to get started. I'm actually tired after reading the requirements just to apply to enter the program, lol. I may be in trouble.