So I finished my Masters in English Literature with a pretty good grade. Along the way, I decided to teach, and now I'm interested in doing research into alternative schooling and stuff. Please tell me I don't need a B.Ed. for that. What options do I have at this point of time? Do something with English? Or do I have nothing to fear? I really want to do a PhD as quickly as possible, and get it out of the way. Lol.
Yes, I'm confused. Really. Where to from here? An MPhil? A BEd? A PhD?
I'm not sure but it might depend on what you mean by alternative schooling? To my mind that could fall under education and psychology. So I don't know what the exact expectations in terms of qualifications would be for going on to do a PhD. Some departments and supervisors might be fine with you not having a direct previous qualification and base it on the knowledge you have of teaching and the enthusiasm you have for the area.
I would imagine though that if research is your main aim that you would need some sort of research training, maybe as part of the PhD (PGC in research etc) or as a separate masters, maybe MRes.
Could you talk to one of your Masters course academics for some advice? Sounds like a research degree (Mphil/PhD) might be the way to go if you are interested in pursuing a research career. Have you identified a research group who are working in a educational research field that you are interested in? If so, perhaps you could contact them to ask about any openings for research students. Good luck :-)
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