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MA in Education from UK equivalence in the US?

Discussion in 'US – Education news' started by ToniFernandez, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. ToniFernandez

    ToniFernandez New commenter

    HI there,

    Thank you very much for reading. I've looked for this question through the web but couldn't find a concrete answer. I'm considering moving to the US and I've seen that having an MA is very appreciated and could make it easier finding a job (I know there aren't any guarantees tho)

    So my questions is: An MA in the UK would be valid/equivalent as an MA in the US? Is there anything I need to consider, or is there any US institution that would check UK degrees and its equivalence in the US (I guess like Naric in the UK)

    Any info is very much appreciated,

    Thank you very much!
    Toni
     
  2. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Probably equivalent to a PhD over there. In my experience US qualifications are one step behind our so a BEd in the UK is equal to a Masters in the US.
     
  3. Nead2604

    Nead2604 New commenter

    I am an American teaching in the UK. USA does value Masters and unlike here in the UK, will mean higher earning. A Bachelors is a Bachelors and a Masters is a Masters if you are asking about exchanges. No a Bachelors in UK is NOT equal to a Masters in the USA and a Masters is DEFINITELY NOT equal to a PhD. Consider that a Bachelors is a 4-5 year degree in the USA and a Masters is 2 years. I an American teaching in the UK. I have a PGCE and a Masters from UK and graduated from USA with a Bachelors. Be mindful that you might need to take Praxis exams to gain licensure in USA depending on the state. Some states do not require Praxis but will have another kind of test. You can check out Praxis exams and state requirements here: https://www.ets.org/praxis/states/
     

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