(Closed) A Wedding + Grad School – Confused!

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

When do you have Fall break?  Would it be possible to do it then?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you already been accepted into a program? Would your program even allow you to start in the spring? I only ask because I know a lot of programs only allow students to enter during the fall semester.

I would suggest not taking a honeymoon in the middle of a semester. Maybe get married in October as planned and then take the honeymoon during winter break. There was a guy in my program who did exactly that. He got married one weekend in October and then had his honeymoon to look forward to for the rest of the semester.

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

What are you going to graduate school for?

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@jv63:  Glad to help!  A couple of things:

1) If you’re TAing, or even in demanding program, you may be swamped during Fall Break!  Just food for thought.

2) I wouldn’t advise starting grad school later for a wedding, but if you’re not sure what you want to do… then YES!  Before spending time or money, be sure what you want to study!

3) Where would you want to honeymoon?  If you want to travel longer, you may need more time!

Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Well I don’t know what you’re going for, but when I was in graduate school for education it would have been extremely easy to take a week or even two off from classes (with permission, of course), and just participated in on-line discussions (we had them as well as class discussions).  I would have been able to write all the essays and everything…for the first semester, because there was no student teaching at that point.  

A lot of programs are probably really flexible unless it’s in a science where you have to do a lot of experimentation and where you have to be there to make sure things go well.  

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@jv63:  If you did not major in education in undergrad, you do need a master’s in education to be a teacher.  And though your first semester will allow you some time to take a short break, if needed and planned for, don’t think you will have a lot of spare time as a teacher!  Teachers work fifty, sixty, even seventy hours a week or more teaching, preparing for class, grading papers, etc etc.  Teaching is not easy.  If you are passionate about it, though, then go for it.  I love teaching and would never choose another career.  I am a reading specialist, though, not a classroom teacher — so no grading for me!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Double posted… oops.

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A masters in education is a great thing to have!  Is there a reason you don’t want to start teaching before you get it?  It’s definitely doable to take the classes while you’re working (and it’s nice to have that career started if you can).  

Opening a business is also an exciting plan… but I’m in my third year of teaching and barely have time to keep my house clean!  It’s a big time commitment!

 

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