Last week I accomplished one of my lifetime goals, to graduate with my Master’s Degree. I got my Master of Arts in Education from Viterbo University on Friday, July 16th, 2010. Looking back, obtaining my MA was something I never actually thought I would do. Then, about 13 months ago (yes you heard me right) I decided to go for it, and now here I am, DONE!
I chose to get my degree in general education because I wanted a broad approach to education that may open up many doors for me. For me, this degree is not simply a jump on the pay scale. I love to learn, and grow professionally. I am always striving to be better at what I do. This program has made me a better teacher! I was able to take many art related classes and leadership courses to balance out my coursework. My graduate and undergraduate work were both liberal arts. This type of education is reflective and innovative, and a great way to learn how to become a lifelong learner. When I can tie my vocation into my personal faith and life’s mission, I become a stronger teacher in the classroom and a much better person to impact those around me.
Thank you to all of my friends and family who have supported me throughout this process and especially my wonderful husband who understands me, my goals and aspirations, and who always brings out the best in my talents and abilities.
So, with a degree in my hand and the wind in my sails What do you say - doctorate by 30?