Last summer, my GRE scores were going to expire, and I did not want to retake the test for graduate school. (My scores were really high and I did NOT want to study again.) I decided that it was time to get a Master’s degree–for real this time. Years ago, I had contemplated studying international affairs and even English (mentioned in 2011). After all, I had failed twice in applying for the technical writing program with Texas Tech (first time in 2011 and a second time in 2014). Now, it was crunch time…I had two months to figure out what I wanted to major in.
I found myself torn between two degrees: one that would pursue my heart’s interest and one that would be more practical. The heart’s interest was to continue with creative writing, which I had the chance to really begin during my coursework for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Writing (finished in 2014). The practical degree was for learning/educational technologies which would allow me to use my experience in education to move out of the classroom and into a new field.
After much contemplation, I decided to pursue a Master of Science in Educational Technologies through a program that’s entirely online.
I held on to some jobs when I started studying as a part time student in the fall. However, I am now a full-time student and just registered for my last four classes. I’m going to finish/graduate in August! I am hoping to become an instructional designer. I can’t wait. ^_^