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Is MA TESOL worth doing if you already have BA EFL degree?

 
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dokido



Joined: 01 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Is MA TESOL worth doing if you already have BA EFL degree? Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I am considering doing my MA TESOL after 2 years' experience teaching English to young learners in Turkey.

I already have a bachelor EFL degree from one of the most prominent universities in Turkey and I believe I have a good background about my subject, but I want to further my knowledge in the field and expand my job prospects in the future.. I am planning to go for a distance MA programme offered by the UK universities such as Manchester, York etc..

Here is the dilemma: Do you think doing an MA TESOL (or TEYL) will be worth the cost and the effort if you already have a relevant BA degree? Or will it be just a waste of time?

When I look at the course outlines of some universities, I see that the content is not very different from that of my graduate university. But I have no idea about the depth of the studies. Do you think there are some good ones that would really expand my understanding and knowledge in the field?

I am also interested in MA EdTech & TESOL or TEYL? so any recommendations will be appreciated..

Trying to settle on the right programme/university has turned out to be a tough process. So I need a piece of advice especially from those having relevant experience.

Thanks in advance.
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Zzark



Joined: 11 Feb 2013
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to teach at college or university level where life is lot easier and employment much more reliable, then a graduate degree is a must.

There are - of course - a few exceptions, but there are exceptions to everything.
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BlackObsidian



Joined: 24 Nov 2013
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, universities and community colleges prefer candidates with a master's degree.
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