I was wondering if any of you who earned the Educational Technology master's are adjuncts. Do you know about any higher institutions where you can teach online with this degree? I would appreciate any advice and/or resource. Thank you.
Nearly every institution wants all of their faculty to have a terminal degree to teach. But in reality it just depends...
Universities are the hardest place to teach without a terminal degree (which in education means a doctorate). Community colleges and private universtities (e.g., one's that offer BA's and MA's online) though often higher adjuncts w/out a terminal degree.
In these cases, generally speaking you need a Master's degree -- with 18 graduate credit hours in content area you are going to teach. So if you were going to teach Math at a community college, they would want you to ideally have at least a Master's degree in Math. But if you had a Master's of Education and 18 graduate credits in Math, then you would likely be qualified to teach math.
So what about Educational Technology? I started teaching at Regis University (private Jesuit University) with just a Master's degree. I taught an undergraduate Technology for Educators course.
Assuming you want to teach Educational Technology courses, I recommend the following:
--Identify online programs where you might teach (you can check HigherEdJobs.com for adjunct positions...)
--Get an updated portfolio (ideally this isn't just your portfolio from your graduate program but rather a shorter more purposeful one focused in teaching and/or teaching online)
--Update your CV
--Send your CV to these different programs
--Ideally try to meet some of the people who work at these programs (e.g., at conferences)
Programs often get 100's of unsolicited CV's each year. Timing and who you know often dictate if you get that chance to teach...
Hope this is helpful
I appreciate both the question and response! Thanks for your input(s).
thank you so much for the thorough answer! That helps a lot. I really appreciate that!
In my experience, many univerisities do hire adjuncts with a Masters degree. I am obtianing a second Masters (MET), but with my first Masters in Education I have taught for six different universities and several organizations. I wouldn't let the terminal degree limit your queries.
Good advice. Just be sure that if the job description's minimum qualifications say 'doctorate', don't bother. EEO rules say that if you don't have minimum qualifications, they can't hire you, regardless of other factors.