ed_psy Posted April 26, 2014 Share Posted April 26, 2014 Hi everyone, I have been reading this forum for a while. I am thinking of switching careers. I have a MA in Educational Psychology and it doesn't seem to me help much in terms of finding a decent job. I was wondering if I should go for a MS.Ed in School Psychology or Ph.D? I am torn between both. I thought it would be better to be licensed as a school psychologist and settle on a job in a public school than looking for research jobs. I am looking to apply to schools in NYC like Fordham, CUNY Queens, CUNY Brooklyn, Pace, or St. John's for Fall 2015 (or even Fall 2014 for St. John, anyone have experience with St. John? Is it a good program? They have rolling admissions for some reasons). On the other hand I am afraid my application would not look good in terms of the gpa and gre scores. Negatives: V.137, Q.146, W.3.5 (I'm thinking of taking it again, I took this 3 years ago) I spent a year in a graduate school, but did not do well and transferred to another and started my MA all over again. I'm afraid it will look bad. I had a B- in a course during my MA, but repeated it and got A- but both grades are shown on the transcript, I don't know how the ad coms are going to look at it or will they recalculate my gpa. With the repeated course, I graduated with a 3.42 in my MA, if I don't count the B- I would have gotten a 3.67 Positives: I have done many conference presentations including national conferences (10+). Lead author in a few. Co-authored in two papers Five years of research experience focusing on school age children's academics I also had 8 years experience (from my high school years up until college) as an after school program / summer day camp teacher for K-8th grade in a small non-profit organization. Any thoughts/feedback would be appreciated. Thank You Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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