A Master's Degree Can Lead to Many Benefits for Educators

By Catherine Groux
Posted February 07, 2012 04:06 PM

A master's degree can benefit teachers in a variety of ways.
A master's degree can benefit teachers in a variety of ways.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the number of jobs for K-12 teachers is expected to increase by about 13% through 2018. While education is a growing field, many teachers have found that earning a master's degree can give them additional job security, according to the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

"As in many fields, advanced degrees can increase the marketability of professionals in education," said Brian D. Bethune, dean of the College of Media Arts and Technology at DeVry University. "Many educators find that a master's degree gives them increased job security or greater opportunity for mobility."

The Journal Sentinel states that earning a master's degree is also an option for individuals who want to switch careers. Even if they have a bachelor's degree in another subject, a master's in education can help professionals land various jobs in K-12 schools. Additionally, in many institutions, teachers who opt to earn a master's degree receive higher salaries than those who only hold a bachelor's.

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