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I am in my 23rd year of teaching at the public schools. I love what I do and as some refer... I am a 'lifer.' I am 45 yrs. old and wanting to start my Ed.D. The program is estimated to be completed in 3yrs as I already have an MA and 18 additional graduate course work hours that some will likely transfer. I believe I will be 48 or 49 when I finish. My goal is to take the Ed.D. and my 26/27 yrs public education and move into a university setting and apply and pour into aspiring students who wish to become teachers as well as be a supervisor of student teachers. I have thought of other ideas too like working more at a district level within a school district where my Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with the emphasis in curriculum and instruction or special education could be of value. My greatest concern is I will do all this work for nothing and be considered too old and overlooked. Anyone have any wisdom to impart as I ponder this decision????

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    Well, I started my Ph.D. at 56. And finished it! – Bob Brown Feb 25 '17 at 16:51
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    Anecdotal: In my program, the average age of those pursuing an EdD is likely below 45, but not horribly so. – Sloan Feb 25 '17 at 19:53
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    Judging by the quality of the administrators in my children's district, good administrators are in short supply. – aparente001 Feb 26 '17 at 3:01

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