Re: MAT degree vs. Masters of Ed.

    You need to compare specific programs, not degrees. I got my
    Masters of Science Education-TESOL (MSEd-TESOL) degree because
    it was best for me. How are you marketing yourself to the
    school districts? Figure out what you want first, then compare
    schools and programs. Look at length of program, required
    classes, comprehensive exams (no thank you!), cost, transfer
    in credit option, etc. You should start seeing some points
    that are more appealing and others that are less so. Hope that helps.

    On 12/06/04, Shelley wrote:
    > I am confused. What is the main difference between MAT
    > degree and Masters of Ed. degree? I want to teach
    > elementary school in Oregon and need to get a masters
    > degree for a continuing license. Does anyone know the pros
    > and cons for either degrees? I have a bachelors degree and
    > have a California teaching credential. Thank you for
    > anyone who can help me.