Masters for Education

Masters for Education

From Jacklyn Thomas

A masters degree is the next step toward my PhD & will allow me to create more dynamic lesson plans to engage my middle school students as well as guide future teachers by working summers at the local Community College!

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about 2 years ago

Day 1, here we go! Thank you to everyone who considers donating- extra big thank you to those of you who DO donate! You are helping me achieve my dreams and helping the future generations for years to come!

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The next step in my educational journey is finally here! My long term career goal is to be a professor of art education and “teach the teachers”. Earning my masters will put me one step closer to my PhD. When earning my Bachelors degree, my professors were extremely influential and not only taught me how to be an effective educator, but they fostered a love of learning in me that I try to pass onto my students. 

Currently I am a Middle School art teacher in Austin, TX. I work with over 540 students each year in a typical public school setting. Around 90 of the students at my school are Visual Arts Majors. These student come in to after school and weekend workshops  to work on independent projects they take to competition. I am there to assist them through any speed bumps and inspirational interference they may encounter. In the last two years, two of these students have gone all the way to win the National Scholastic Art Competition and gone to New York to kick off the touring of their art! I am so proud of my students and truly enjoy my career.

My masters degree will be in Curriculum and Instruction. This will allow me to create more dynamic lesson plans to engage current and future students. I am also hopeful that with this degree, I can start working at the local Community College over summers so I can not only teach the incoming generation, but to also guide future teachers as my professors guided me.  

I have saved up for the majority of my masters and this will be the last chunk I need to achieve my goal. Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated!

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Day 1, here we go! Thank you to everyone who considers donating- extra big thank you to those of you who DO donate! You are helping me achieve my dreams and helping the future generations for years to come!

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