Graduate School

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. ^_^



  1. Anonymous · · Reply

    Pretty cool, Instructonal design, let the Lord enlighten your goals so that all will come to pass, In Jesus name Amen

    1. 🙂 I am looking forward to being an instructional designer, but I am definitely still torn about becoming a writer.

      1. I’m very interested in what school you went to. I found your blog via Jennipal. I’m her friend. Please email your response to

        I’ve taught in Korea too. I hope to get into instructional design and do an online program (an Ed D) and worry about it.

        Any tips appreciated

        1. Thanks for checking out my blog! I sent you an email.

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