Ok, I'm working at a university right now. I get tuition that is close to free. Boss says take a few classes. Union says take a class. I have a BS in Sec ondary education.
So the easiest thing to take is a on-line masters with a short thesis.
In my case the quickest thing that I can complete within the contract is a non-technical masters.
So Employers, does a MA on a resume get your attention? Or would you rathe r see a second, partially completed AS or BS more related to the job?
In this case the MA would be in "Teaching Technology to Post Secondary Lear ners".
My alternative is a two year Electronics or Manufacturing Technology degree on top of the existing BS. It would take a long time to complete, if I can complete it. If I leave the job, it becomes 500$ a credit hour to complet e whatever I start.
The MA is 32 online credit hours plus thesis vs. another 60 hours of classr oom plus labs. I realize that the 60 classroom hours are worth far more. H owever the Masters fits the daily schedule and all I would have to pay is t he taxes on the equivalent value of the classes. The AS or BA is far more expensive.
Suggestions? Comments... Does additional parchment matter besides showing growth and motivation?