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  1. Is anyone applying to the Master's in English Education at Columbia University's Teachers College? I just made this decision recently to apply for a Master's in Education to enhance my teaching and better service my students. I'm feeling a bit nervous about applying to an Ivy League school, but it has the exact curriculum and program that I'm looking for. If it helps, I'm a licensed high school English teacher from New Jersey, but I have a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from NYU.
  2. Thank you so much, everyone! I am so grateful to you for the valuable feedback. I think I'm going to work hard during the summer to enhance my PhD application. ❤️
  3. Thank you so much for your response! It's truly so expensive. NYU already cost me an arm and a leg, so if I do go for a second master's, it would need to be funded. I guess I was just scaring myself. I took so many classes in graduate school that were irrelevant to what I want to study at the PhD level. For instance, at NYU, I did their Draper Program, where I took classes in women's studies, philosophy, and creative writing. I only took two classes in American Modernism, which is what I want to study. Those were the professors that wrote me the letter of recommendation for the PhD progra
  4. Hello, everyone. I hope this message finds you all well and that you're staying safe. I've been doing so much thinking, and my heart is still set on getting a PhD in English. I know I shouldn't be thinking about it, especially since I've been blessed with a high school teaching job and an adjunct teaching gig, but I want more. I want to go into academia and make an impact with my love for the written word. I have a Master's degree in Humanities from NYU, but I was toying with the idea of going back to graduate school for a second master's degree, one in English. A lot of people have
  5. Thank you for your reply! I did find some programs that offer a graduate certificate in English literature. I just worry because NYU cleaned out my pockets. Tuition was so expensive, so I’m afraid I won’t be able to afford another master’s degree. Do you think there could be a chance that I can get a funded one?
  6. Hello everyone, I have a Master of Arts in Humanities. My passion is English Literature, and to be honest, I should have gone to graduate school for English. I chose NYU because of its competitive name and the opportunity to study with top scholars. I did have a great graduate experience, but lately, I've been toying around with the idea of getting a second master's or perhaps taking some additional courses to enhance my understanding of English literature. I sometimes feel that getting a second MA is overkill, especially since I already have one. Would it be wiser to get a gr
  7. Hello, everyone. I have a master's degree in humanities from NYU. My BA degree was in English, and for the past four years, I've been working as a high school English teacher and adjunct professor of English. Unfortunately, I had to leave my last school for personal reasons. It just wasn't the right fit for me. I'm trying to get another high school teaching job, but it's been a bit challenging because of Covid-19. Sometimes, I wonder if my application is strong enough for getting a teaching job. By the grace of god, I actually got my first teaching gig through subbing, and after two
  8. I really appreciate your heartfelt response so much. It truly means a lot to me. I guess I always figured that a PhD was a personal goal, but I don’t want to give up my job. I think the allure of the PhD programs online and over the summers tripped me up a bit, since I wouldn’t have to give up my career. Maybe I’ll go back to graduate school someday at a good university, but I think maybe I should let things be for now. What do you think?
  9. Hi, everyone. I'm a full time high school English teacher, and I also work as an adjunct professor at my local community college. I have big dreams of working full time at the community college level, but it's always been a personal goal of mine to get a PhD in English Literature. I've been shut out this year again. I got my master's degree from NYU, and I was able to get into a PhD program, but without funding. Of course, I had to turn it down. I've been exploring some alternatives. I did find an online PhD program in English at Old Dominion University. I was reading the advic
  10. Has anyone ever heard of the online PhD program in English at Old Dominion University in Virginia? It sounds like a wonderful idea, but I wanted some advice. What are your thoughts on a distance learning program?
  11. Hey, everyone. I just applied to the PhD in English for the Fall 2020 cycle. My dream was always to be a professor of English literature. Right now, I'm working as an adjunct professor, which truly doesn't make a lot of money. At the same time, I'm temping at a travel agency. Anyway, I've been battling some depression lately. A part of my anxiety and depression stems from teaching. I'm not sure why, but I took a break from teaching at the college level. I've been exploring other career options. Librarianship seems like an interesting field, but everyone keeps telling me it's a d
  12. Thank you so much, everybody! To be honest, I decided against retaking it. It’s just too much money right now. I will work super hard at my supplemental materials instead.
  13. Thank you so much, everyone!! ❤️ If you're still interested in swapping, please send me a PM!
  14. I'm actually interested to know, too! To be honest, I got accepted to their PhD in English last year, but they didn't give me funding.
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