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Masters degree in ABA (applied behavior analysis) worthy?

 
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ViaSwiss



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:53 am    Post subject: Masters degree in ABA (applied behavior analysis) worthy? Reply with quote

I have a history BA with teaching licenses in Social Studies and Special Education.

I wanted to get a masters in education so that someday I can have a leg up for when I teach english abroad, but it turns out my masters will be a "Master of Arts with a certificate in ABA".

Will this have any worth in the TEFL world?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if it's got a teaching focus which you can make explicit to schools. Otherwise, it's an unrelated MA. These have little perceived value in the field today - Language Teaching is a field of study and work, after all! Increasing numbers of teachers with actual related graduate quals (MA TESL/TEFL, MA Applied Linguistics) mean that degrees that are peripheral or unrelated don't inspire schools to hire their holders.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A waste of time, money and effort, but the will is free !
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