Francophile1 Posted August 20, 2014 Share Posted August 20, 2014 I am about to begin the 2nd year of my MA degree (which is combined MA.PHD program) but lately I have been strongly considering just getting the MA and teaching some time in High school, while figuring out if I really want to pursue the PhD. My program is very literature based and my heart is just not in it all the way. Now the question, or more like advice that I am seeking is what to do now. I contacted the department of education in my school and they said I could transfer to their program and get the necessary certifications, and this way I would only have to be an additional 1 year extra in school, however since under the MA/PhD program I do get full tuition remission and teach a class in exchange for a salary and in the education department they said I cannot get this (especially this year). If I do this switch I might loose my TA'ship and I am not sure if I could even get tuition remission.... So, not sure what to do...do I go to my department and ask them if I could still do the TA'ship if I switch, although I am pretty sure since it's a different department they will probably not approve the fee waiver or just stick with this MA and then get certified? If anyone ever switched departments or is familiar with these politics please let me know. Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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