Originally Posted by Rabbi
I can understand you feel that way, you may even be right but you did not illustrated that.
Brain surgeons have a profesional degree(doctrate). People who have research degrees, such as a PhD (considered superior to professsional degrees in acedemia)
Brain surgeons make a metric crap ton more money than guy with PhD in English.
You cant compare teacher with masters in education to guy taking a management job in private industry with his MBA. They dont do the same thing, in the same place with the same skill sets.
Masters of Education does not equal MBA.
I concede your point that the "level" of the degree does not in and of itself carry an inherent value for equal comparison.
The point of the data I provided is to illustrate that a 20-year-old kid with a 2-year Associate's Degree in Nursing will make more in his/her first year of full-time employment than the average Indiana public school teacher will after his/her 20th year of service with a Bachelor's degree - the minimum degree level required to teach in Indiana.
A Women's Studies degree is not equal to an Education degree, which does not equal a Business degree or Engineering degree, etc.
But from the continuing education perspective, that isn't as relevant as you would like for it to be.
For instance, why would a middle manager in corporate America pursue a Master's in Education? Why would a teacher pursue an M.B.A.? They wouldn't. It would not make sense in the progression of their respective careers.
So in the context of professional development, a Master's in Education is the next logical step up for the average teacher just as an M.B.A. would be for the average accountant or marketer.