Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Rene Schillinger - Getting a Master’s Degree in Education

Rene Schillinger is an educational consultant who received his Master’s Degree from New York University in 1993. Like many others, he chose to obtain a Master’s in education in order to add a depth of understanding of the education he received when he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.

To get accepted into a master's degree program, you first need to obtain a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. When you enroll in the program, you will need to decide on a specialty. For this, you can choose from a Master in Teaching, where you'll decide if you want to teach elementary or secondary school children, and what subject you want to teach, or you can choose a Master of Education. With this you'll need to choose between the following specialties:
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Leadership and Policy
  • Special Education

The coursework for the program will depend on what area of expertise you choose to pursue. All the coursework will consist of upper-level courses, educational research, exams, and term papers. To fulfill the degree requirements, students are also required to complete a final project. This may include any of the following or a combination of these:
  • A master’s thesis overseen by an adviser
  • A written exam
  • Non-thesis work (research project, internship, or special assignment)

Getting a master’s degree in education takes a lot of hard work and commitment to your studies, but it can be well worth it in terms of job opportunities and increased knowledge and skills. Rene Schillinger has used the knowledge gained during his master’s program to start a successful educational consulting firm, Schillinger Educational Consultants.