University of Nevada at Las Vegas Reviews of Master's in Education

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  • Las Vegas (NV)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,406
67% of 5 students said this degree improved their career prospects
80% of 5 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Sara Brown
  • Reviewed: 8/30/2018
  • Degree: Education
"I decided to continue my education with University of Nevada Las Vegas for a master's degree in Education. I am currently a teacher and was hoping for a raise and needed a master's to renew my license. Many other educators suggested that I consider a for profit school or one that was entirely online. However, I felt as though I wanted to have a true educational experience with a public university, as I did with my undergraduate. What a mistake. I certainly cannot speak for the other departments at UNLV, but for education, my experience was a complete waste of time, money, and resources I could have spent elsewhere. The advising department for education is atrocious. My personal adviser was so bad I'm pretty sure they fired her. At one point in a meeting she told me that if I wasn't able to finish my master's on time, I could just become a substitute teacher instead. (To compare, substitutes get $100 a day, no benefits, no health insurance, no sick days, no stability vs. $41,000 starting pay for a teacher in CCSD with free health insurance for a single person like me. I have been teaching for multiple years now as well, so she was basically telling me to quit my job to do something I was less qualified for and to be paid less). She also had me taking over 20 credits for one semester while I was working as a full time teacher because she was unable to figure out that I needed to take a certain amount of classes before my license expired. I was able to catch the mistake and asked her about it, in to which she went into a complete panic and told me I had to take 21 credits the next semester or I would lose my license. In addition, for a master's degree in education, everyone must have two semesters of either student teaching or, if already a teacher, have a certified person come and watch and review said teacher in their classroom. Being a teacher of record, I had the latter. Overall, the classes were so disorganized. All of my fellow peers were consistently frustrated at how no one seemed to be able to answer questions, even the administrators. Assignments made no sense, often were busy work. Each person who watched me teach said something different as to what was due, there was zero consistency. My first semester for my "student teaching," the woman was atrocious, consistently late, disorganized, and just unpleasant. She would show up half way through my classes and then mark points off my grade because she was late and didn't see the start of class. My in person professors were better, I enjoyed their teaching styles. However, maybe because I'm already a teacher, I felt as though most of the time I spent in class was wasted or was not furthering my education. I didn't really learn any helpful teaching strategies or methods to become a better teacher. To be honest, the most helpful thing I did for the entire two years was read a young adult novel which I could give to my students to read. Finally, the cost. I was okay with spending more money initially with UNLV because I believed I would be receiving a superior educational experience than an all online or for profit school. However, after completing my degree, I realize I basically wasted my money. If you are a teacher and planning on getting a master's, a cheaper option like University of Phoenix is actually better than UNLV. You will learn just as much, if not more, and you will save a ton of money. Overall, my UNLV experience is not one I would suggest to other students."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I really enjoyed my time at UT in the Education Department."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Education
"I felt that the teachers were interesting and we'll informed. The campus was clean. The work load was reasonable and I graduated with a good education."
Desarae Tyson
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Education
"Graduate Program is newly restructures, so the faculty are excited to receive new students."
Emily Schulkins
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Education
"This program is very structured and tailored to my specific interests in the area of Special Education. My only con would be that there is one strategy system that seems to be very outdated."