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This looks interesting: California Baptist University M.A. in disability studies.

What could I do with an M/A. in disability studies and a Ph.D. in biblical studies? A fascinating concept... (The real question is how to fund a second M.A.)

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amyb0223
Jul. 31st, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
Interesting concept, but do you want to actually get to use some of what you learned, or do you just want to be in school for the rest of your life, which is what will happen with that degree track. *smile*
3kitties
Jul. 31st, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
not necessarily
Part of what I'd like to do on the side is develop course materials for seminaries to offer relating to disability issues. I can't make a career out of that, but it is possible for me to develop some expertise in it and do some side work to augment the primary work I do.
amyb0223
Jul. 31st, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
Re: not necessarily
Yup as long as you can pay back the loans very awesome indeed!
kl1964
Jul. 31st, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: not necessarily
Hmm, are you against the notion of graduate school in general? You just seem almost bitter about the whole idea. You seem kind of prickly lately, is everything okay?
datajana2007
Jul. 31st, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, that would be an interesting combination!

baxaphobia
Jul. 31st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I'd love to do this but what would I do with it?
3kitties
Jul. 31st, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
good question
Someone with your type of work experience may not need it... Depends on what you'd like to o... Then again, if you have career aspirations it could be a good add-on. (You could teach...)
baxaphobia
Jul. 31st, 2008 09:38 pm (UTC)
Re: good question
Yeah. it's a thought. smile
byron27
Aug. 1st, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
Those of you who read my journal (feel free to friend me if you don't) already know that I am interested in working in Special Education as a Visual Resources teacher. This career goal could change as I discover what else is out there. I am nowhere close to even beginning the special classes that are needed for such a degree. I will probably be going to a blindness center for the fall, since I decided to get serious about school in July and it's a bit too late. I'm going to learn Braille and get really awesome in adaptive technology and then I'll apply for community college and get my core classes done. I really need help with basic math, so it'll be awhile before I am at a university. Once I get there, I'll need all the help I can get in terms of picking the right courses and taking the correct path. Stuff like this is always fun to look at. It makes me wonder what my life will be like 2 years from now when I'm embarking on the path to my eventual career goal!
jenandbronze
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
My career path is not finished, but I am taking a break from school after graduating in may... college is a bit daunting for someone like me with severe deafblindness... My career path is teaching post-secondary, preferably in my area of study, since it is heavily computer-related work.

I hope you don't mind if I friend you!
byron27
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:18 am (UTC)
You can friend me, I don't mind. Matter of fact I see your e-mail here and I'll just click on this thing here and poof! Now you are my friend too! Anyway, I know how you feel about needing a break, just do me a big favor. Don't take too long of a break otherwise you'll be like me sitting at home collecting SSI wondering what to do with your life. I slacked off after I got out of high-school and only did 1 semester of Community College before moving out of state for a girl... BIG MISTAKE! Now 7 years later I have finally gotten tired of sitting on my butt. Okay, I'm not really sitting on my butt because I work my butt off volunteering for a few things but I need to start getting paid darn it! I need an education and some motivation before I'll get a job worthwhile. I want to take my life back from the Government and get off the SSI but it's going to take a lotta work on my end. I hope you don't stop rolling for too long, be that snowball that rolls down the mountain and gets bigger and bigger and before you know it you have wiped out a ski-lodge and killed hundreds... erm, nevermind! LOL
jenandbronze
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
I am actually job hunting right now I can get off disability (I am actually in Canada). I've only had one job interview, but no one gets a job in their first interview. I actually kind of have a job, it is casual, but summer months I think it slow time though. I work casual at the college.. hopefully, once experience is under my belt I can get some actual permanent employment there... My area is administrative assistant/receptionist/support.
byron27
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:24 am (UTC)
This is good, I hope you find something good that peaks your interests. I am rooting for you so I hope you'll wear the Byron Lee Fanclub T-Shirt and root for me too. Smiles!
jenandbronze
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)
BTW: I am a Toastmaster, bowling in the winter, secretary and board of directors for GDB alumni association. I do some other odd jobs on the side too... my life is *VERY* active! LOL!
byron27
Aug. 1st, 2008 05:27 am (UTC)
I have a very active life as well but a lot of what I do includes sitting in my computer chair talking on the phone, recording voice-overs in my fake studio, editing audio at home, doing tech-support over the phone, and a myriad of other things that involve me sitting around my stanky room all day and it gets old being couped up in these four walls. It feels like I have nothing to do even if my plate is overfilled sometimes. My new obsession with LJ is really not helping either!
3kitties
Aug. 1st, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
teacher of the visually impaired stuff
I studied this in undergrad... Ended up not finishing my elementary teaching credential and deciding that I didn't want to work in the public schools, but I finished all the TVI and special ed coursework and loved it. I still follow email groups for teachers and rehab workers, and it's nice to keep up with what's going on in the field. If this is your career path, my hat's off to you!
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