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Forum topic by handystanley posted 08-29-2010 07:24 AM 1236 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-29-2010 07:24 AM

Last Tuesday I started a M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. Already I have a ton of reading to do. I am just glad that I am not taking two classes this semester! LOL!

Being 54, working full time, and being a husband and father of two active teenagers I am going to be quite busy for sometime.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 02:15 PM

Best wishes for your Success.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 02:34 PM

Think of it like this. You can be 58 with a master’s or 58 without one, but you will be 58.

-- John from Hampstead

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 04:21 PM

Being busy might be an understatement!

I started my BS in 1966 and finished in 1996. I hate to rush into things.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 08-30-2010 12:08 AM

Go for it Stan. I know what you mean when you say busy. Got my PhD in Educational Administration at 47 while teaching middle school full time. I’m now 58 and no longer so, so busy. I found my personal educational pursuit to be one of, if not the best, time of my life. Enjoy the ride!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 08-30-2010 12:56 AM

Yeah, good luck my friend. It is worth it. Got my doctorate at 37, and now at 57 I’m not busy at all! :) LOL.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#6 posted 08-30-2010 04:17 PM

I feel sorry for you…. I have 2 master’s degrees one is in education… used to teach public school QUIT—- yucky stuff there in public school…......... Now I raise dogs and work with logs…sad part is I still have 40,000 in school loans for that stupid worthless masters in education that I got at a high end private institute of higher education. ... I am certified in 7 areas including reading, special education, secondary math and English…. ho hum…. so I really feel bad for you…. quit now while you can… make sawdust… :) That’s my story and I’m sticking to it… :) GO TRADES!!!!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 08-30-2010 05:28 PM

Best wishes and good luck Stan!

While you may not use it right away, it’s always there when the opportunity presents itself! I got mine in Adult & Continuing Education while I was still in the Army. It helped me as the Training Officer in my small volunteer fire department. And a bit over five years ago now, an opening came up in our state fire training agency and here I am. I’m sitting in that dream job I always wanted for life after the Army.

And I still make sawdust! Sometimes, it’s even projects for work!

Hang in there and don’t let anybody tell you it’s not worth it.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 09:28 PM

As I have been on staff at a University for the last 7 years, what I want to do – hopefully – is leave this institution at some point and either work for a company doiing instructional training or instructional design. I maight even be interested in starting up my business and 1099’ing myself out.

We will see…Until then got a homework assignment that I need to finish.

-- "Projects beget projects and projects beget the need to buy new tools and that is what the cycle of life is all about." Stan Pearse, Novato, CA

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#9 posted 09-02-2010 06:11 AM

I wish you success on getting your Masters, got mine in 2002 and haven’t looked back. Yeah you’ll be busy for a while but it pays off. Keep up with the reading! I hope you have a great advisor.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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