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PhD or EdD, over-qualified in public school teaching?


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I have been admitted to a fairly good, but maybe not top tier education school. It's also where I did my undergrad (which wasn't in Ed).

For now, I will be attending M.S. Program, but I know that it won't be too hard to stay for PhD/EdD at the same school--I know the program quite well since I finished my undergrad at that school 2 years ago.


My question is that would a PhD/EdD be considered overqualified in public school teaching?

I know some humanities PhDs+teaching cert who are being continuously turned down, but what about PhD/EdD in Education? And my doctorate won't be in Admin work, would be in teaching/curriculum etc. 


I would be a bit hesitant to stay for PhD/EdD if I would be considered over-qualified in public school teaching.. 

I don't think I can omit PhD on my resume either, because the transcript from the school would show undergrad, M.S. and PhD/EdD

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Perhaps it depends in what school district you're working in, but in NYC, simply having a PhD/EdD wouldn't be seen as overqualified at many schools (especially an EdD, since that is a professional degree).


Instead, I would think a more practical problem in getting hired might be if you don't have much practical experience in the classroom settings you want to work in. Having reviewed resumes and done hiring with other teachers at my school, I've found it is often more appealing to hire someone with a Master's and significant secondary teaching experience than someone who has a PhD/EdD and primarily college teaching experience. The effects of this difference can be seen interviews as well as when applicants are called back to do demo lessons with students. Those with experience tend to have a better understanding of how to organize, execute, and adapt a lesson in real time while also connecting with students. Teachers with less experience (even if they have more education) tend to feel more stilted and not connect as well with the class. 

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