careerchange Posted November 2, 2010 Share Posted November 2, 2010 I'd really appreciate some advice from current students in the education field on this - Are applicants for MA/M.Ed programs (academic focus, not teaching) expected to articulate clear research interests? And how exactly do career changers with limited experience in the field figure out specific interests/goals? I am currently working in business and hope to use the MA in Education to change careers. I have research experience and an excellent GPA, but my undergrad focus is business, so none of this experience is directly relevant to education. I have experience as a TA and private tutor (undergrad) and worked with children in several positions during high school, but that's the extent of my education experience! Most students I've met who are in MA/M.Ed. programs have some kind of relevant experience which informs their future goals. I do have ideas about specific jobs or areas of research that interest me, but not one single path that I know I'd like to follow. I feel like I'm in the middle of a chicken-and-egg problem: can't write a strong SoP because I don't have enough knowledge in the education field to lay out a concrete path, but can't get a job in education, which would give me this knowledge, since I have no experience in the field. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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