Hi everybody, my name's Ry. I just completed a year of service with
City Year, an AmeriCorps organization focused on ending the dropout
crisis. I proudly served on Chicago's West Side for 10 months with my
wonderful 9th graders.
Now that my year of service is over, my path is pretty firmly set in
education. I've been doing a bit of online research, trying to get a
sense of where I should start. The more I look, the more questions I
have. I know that I need a teaching certificate, but does that mean a
MA in Education isn't the right choice? I've heard that an MA is more
for administrative positions.
Furthermore, were I to have my pick of all 50 states, where should I
focus my attention? I know that there are a myriad variables to
consider - each state has their own specific regulations regarding
teaching, budget cuts, salary to cost-of-living ratio, etc.
Any and all information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help!