Academic Advising/Higher Ed Admin help needed

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by mtatonetti, Jun 1, 2013.

  1. mtatonetti

    mtatonetti New Member

    Hi all,

    I'm new here. Have lurked around the forums for years and want to ask for input on a decision I'm currently making.

    I have a B.S. Religion from Liberty University and an M.A. Theological Studies from Liberty as well. I have 9 years of educational experience: 5 in higher ed (admissions, financial aid, and library services) 2 in non-profit (credit recovery) and now 2 in private K-12 (academic advisor/school counselor).

    My decision is between earning a second masters, most likely the Academic Advising degree from Kansas State, or an Ed.D. in Ed Leadership. My goal for now is to continue working in academic advising, maybe with a switch back to higher ed, but I also want to move up. I could see myself being a private K-12 principal/headmaster or a small college/community college President after moving up through the ranks.

    Given my lack of an education degree but clear skills from work experience, should I back track to a second masters or forge ahead with my doctorate? I don't want to get the doctorate too early and be overqualified in today's market, and the K State program seems great, but I also don't want to sell myself short.

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