Hey All, I’m hoping to get some sage advice from the many learners on this website. I would like to get another degree at some point in the future to further my career prospects and am wondering about the best path to take. A brief background: I currently have an M.A. in professional development and a B.A. in psychology. I’m from the US but currently in my second year of teaching English as a second language in South Korea. Right now I’m taking a few courses through Coursera to continue my education. I’ve thought about the future a lot, and I think I’d like to eventually work at the college or university level. I love education, and I think that working at a university with the educational benefits as well as other benefits and the nature of the work would be fulfilling. I could see myself working in educational administration, either as a coordinator or study-abroad advisor or something similar. I think I would also enjoy teaching at the college level, although I realize that is a much more difficult objective to achieve. My eventual goal is to get a doctoral level degree, for my own achievement goals and for employment’s sake as well. Considering all of this, I’m trying to decide my best step forward. I found a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Fort Hays State University. It’s a good price and looks worthwhile (Higher Education Student Affairs Overview - Fort Hays State University). I’ve also been looking at American College of Education’s (ACE) programs. I see that they offer an Ed.S. in Leadership which would obviously be a higher level degree than a master’s (Online Ed.D. & Ed.S. Programs | American College of Education) However, I wonder if this kind of degree is more geared toward a K-12 educator, whereas the Fort Hays program is specifically geared towards higher ed. The obvious advantage of the Ed.S. is that the Ed.S. courses (besides the capstone) would apply directly towards the Ed.D. if I chose to pursue that option in the future. One consideration of doing the Fort Hays State program is that if I did do the second Master’s, I could apply 18 of those credits towards a PhD program like the one at University of the Cumberlands. Therefore, a second master’s would not only help me now but would give me an advantage in the future. Of course the same could be said for the Ed.S program at ACE. Finally, I’m not sure how long I will be in Korea. I might head back to the US at some point, or I might be here for a while. I wonder if an Ed.S. would even be known here in Korea, and if it would provide any tangible benefit. While I love learning for learning’s sake, my funds are limited and I realize that I need to choose marketable areas of study. The MScEd would definitely be a known degree over here. Sometimes I think that maybe I should just put aside another degree for a while, and just continue on with these Coursera courses, since I am learning a lot with those. Such tough decisions… Any advice or guidance is most appreciated. I think I just need some new perspectives on the matter. Thanks!