Mhh2013 Posted July 16, 2015 Share Posted July 16, 2015 (edited) Hello! I hold a B.A. degree in English from a USA univeristy and a MA degree in English from a British University. I have been adjuncting in English this past semester. I would like to do a PhD in English and teach college level, but am concerned with job prospects. Finacially, it would be great for me to get my teacher's certification so that I could teach high school full time and I found an MAT program that will allow me to do that pretty easily. I would finish this program in 2 years and apply to a PhD the fall of my second year (or after that). During this second year, I would also have a full time teaching job (part of the program). Thus, if I were to be rejected from all my PhD choices, I would still be on the pathway to a career I would enjoy/not be opposed to fufillig and that would have a salary. I am well aware you can teach full time at community college with an MA, but it is so competitve and I would love to pursue more research with a doctorate. So basically, my main question is...do you think holding both a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Masters of Arts in English would hurt my chances of doing a future PhD if I decided to do one? Thanks! Edited July 16, 2015 by Mhh2013 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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