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Re: Masters vs. Graduate Certificate

Posted By: nomad soul
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 12:38 p.m.

In Response To: Masters vs. Graduate Certificate (Jason Hendricks)

I have taught ESL to youngsters in Korea for the past 9 years and am planning to enroll in a graduate course in TESOL. Obviously an MA will be more valuable to me in the ESL job market, however, I wonder if a grad level Certificate program will serve me just as well. I am anxious to teach in several other countries and would like to be an attractive candidate to more exclusive schools off the beaten ESL track as well as the usual locales/employers. What do you think is the best path given my experience and goals?

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It's hard to say which one because you didn't specify what you mean by "schools" nor which countries you're interested in, but obviously, an MA in TESOL would prepare you to compete for the better jobs worldwide. Since your topic is also related to jobs, I suggest you post your questions with your background info and teaching interests over on the Cafe's general job discussion forum (forums.eslcafe.com/job/).

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Masters vs. Graduate Certificate
Jason Hendricks -- Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 7:43 a.m.
Re: Masters vs. Graduate Certificate
Stephen -- Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 4:41 p.m.
Re: Masters vs. Graduate Certificate
nomad soul -- Wednesday, 25 September 2013, at 12:38 p.m.
Re: Masters vs. Graduate Certificate
Jason -- Thursday, 26 September 2013, at 9:06 p.m.

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