Here it is now two years after your first degree to become a teacher,unless you have taken a degree in education. That is very hard to get into and hard to graduate from.
Many people get there first bachelor and then their Master's and then take the 2 year course to get,on top of that, their teacher's diploma.
It's nice that they will count the classes she takes for 12 months to get her teaching credential towards the masters degree. Even 15 months total isn't bad for a masters.
"These new degrees address a labor problem, adds David King, dean of graduate studies and research at the State University of New York at Oswego, and director of the Professional Science Master’s Program, which oversees P.S.M. degrees across the SUNY system.
“There are several million job vacancies in the country right now, but they don’t line up with skills,” he says. Each P.S.M. degree, he says, is developed with advisers from the very companies where students may someday work. “We are bringing the curriculum to the market, instead of expecting the market to come to us,” he says."
I agree with the above opinion from the article, and I see it as focus problem.
My niece also graduated from college this year.
DS21 has a couple of friends who are education majors at MSU, in MI.