Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More info

The Master's I am looking at doing would be a self-directed Master's of Ed - less work than an MA and I don't want to be an academic so there seems little reason for doing it.

The field I would be looking at I got to name myself, as it is self-directed.  Provisionally it would be something like, 'Management of Educational Settings within an Environmental Context'

Basically, what the goal would be is to take my current skill base, teaching both adults and kids, and move it up a level or two on the totem pole as well as giving me options to move out of the purely educational field I am in and allow me to move out into, well my preference would be to work within the environmental movement in some capacity.  Though the skills could also be translated within industry too.  

Not where I want to go.

If I am accepted, which is still a looooong way off, I would get to design the program with assistance from the university and my faculty advisor and create definitions of what I want to learn and how to get there.  

Should be interesting and useful as I know where I want to go, what I need to learn cause I don't know it and make sure it's a fun ride on the way.

Currently I have to write a several page plan for the degree and it is to include some of my history and reasons for studying.  I am busy debating format, it is emerging as narrative, which has strong advantages to it.  Fortunately there are people there to assist with the process.  That'll be one of my questions as I get further into it.

Fun to do even if I don't get accepted, though I hope I do.

Answered some of the questions?


The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Yup, that covers it for me! Good luck with the hoop jumping and the page writing. I say that if you're going to dream, dream BIG.

Helen said...

You are a glutton for punishment!

elpadawan said...

That's very unique. And full of awesome. Congrats on applying, and good luck on getting it ;)

J.G. said...

Sounds fabulous! Good to have on paper, too, so you have a map where you think you want to go. Even if it turns into something else along the way (story of my life).

oreneta said...

Bodhi, go big or go home, no?

Helen, bring it on!!!!

ElP, I'm glad you think it's full of awesome, I've got my fingers crossed anyway.

JG, doesn't it ALWAYS turn into something else along the way for everyone?