Alright folks, So here we go. I'm exploring Ed.D. programs. I'll spare you the boring back story suffice it to say that I don't see how an Ed.D. will help me in the long run based on where I'm at right now, BUT... Option A I have an MBA from Corban University and am just four weeks away from completing a Master of Education through University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These two degrees would allow me to enter the Northwest Nazarene University Ed.D. program which is typically reserved for folks with an Ed.S.; however, they are viewing my two master's degrees as Ed.S. equivalency (because it's a total of 68 credits). This is a sweet gig because it means that I can A) Earn the Ed.D. in 26 months B) Incur less than $19k in tuition charges most of which will be picked up by my remaining GI Bill benefits. One last thing, I have an interview scheduled with a rather prestigious school located in a little town known as Evanston (most of y'all know what I mean). If were to get the job, then the Ed.D. would make nearly perfect sense (although still not technically required for the position), but it's still a long shot. Option B Skip the idea altogether. I say this because I've been nearly continuously enrolled in school since May 2014 - finished my MBA in May 2015, started a grad certificate at Illinois in August 2015, earned the graduate certificate in March 2016, and started back at Illinois in August of 2016 until August 2017. So burnout is a bit of a concern. The other issue, of course, is the question of "Why pursue the degree if it's not professionally relevant?". The part I really struggle with is that some day it may be. I'd also hate to leave those remaining GI Bill benefits on the shelf, but jumping into an intense program like a doctorate degree seems like a lot just for benefits sake. What say you (or y'all as I prefer)?