Question on Master's Degree + 18 Hours

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by kmccarthy, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. kmccarthy

    kmccarthy New Member


    I have a sort of unusual question about adjunct teaching. The minimum standard is that you must have a master's degree with 18 hours in your field, which I have. But a while back I worked on a second master's degree in another, completely different discipline but I did not complete the program. Since I already hold one master's degree, if I earned 18 hours in the discipline of the second degree (but without actually getting the degree), am I eligible to teach in that discipline also?

    Thanks for your thoughts on the subject.
  2. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef


    You would be at my community college.
  3. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator

    Hi - I'm guessing that, in general, the answer will be yes but I'm also guessing that this is the sort of thing where different schools will have different rules. Best to check around.
  4. kmccarthy

    kmccarthy New Member

    Thanks for your replies. Greatly appreciated.

  5. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Kelly, just keep in mind the competition might have more than the required 18 hours. I've used the example of an adjunct position for accounting; if someone with an M.B.A. and 18 hours of graduate accounting credits is up against someone with a M.S. in Accounting who's also a C.P.A., you can probably guess who's most likely getting the position.
  6. kmccarthy

    kmccarthy New Member

    Good observation Bruce. I didn't think of that.

  7. AuditGuy

    AuditGuy Member

    Bruce is wise, but I wanted to give another angle on this. I am very qualified to teach accounting courses and do so at a couple of universities. I have 18 grad credits in Finance also. Would I stand a chance on a new hire basis against a Finance MBA, probably not. However, since I am already in the system, I do find work in Finance at these schools.

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