Erick Schalo

Now’s the time to start planning for your master’s degree. Some students begin their graduate studies right away. Others, like Erick Schalo (pictured), get a year or two of experience first. Both timelines are great! The important thing is that you are interested in learning and improving.

Admittedly, it’s hard to think about being a graduate student when you haven’t even graduated. Recently, some MLC seniors told me they thought that “master’s degrees are for those who are just really into teaching or want to teach in the public schools.”

But that’s not true. For a Christian teacher, continuing your education is about being faithful to one’s calling. There is no way to learn everything about teaching in college, and learning about teaching means so much more when you have some actual experience. How many times in class did you hear someone begin an insightful comment with, “When I was student teaching . . . ” or “When I was in my clinical . . .”?

During your upcoming Transitions Seminar, Dr. John Meyer, director of Graduate Studies, will talk to you about MLC’s master’s program. He will also give you a letter you can redeem for 10% off all tuition related to your master’s degree if you enroll within two years of receiving your undergraduate degree.

Enroll in one of MLC’s master’s programs and become a leader in your school!