J.B. Miller Posted about 1 year ago How are you going to move your career forward this year? Mary, What a noble profession who are in. I have so much respect for teachers at any and all levels. Thank you for your dedication! As for earning your Masters, I agree that you would be able to climb the ladder a little more easily. Then again, it all depends what level of college or university teaching you aspire to. Possibly you could enroll in a program that allows you to go to school in the evening and teach during the day (if finances are an issue). Additionally, I would suggest volunteering your time/perspective/assistance at the level you seek. You could be a guest lecturer in a college’s Early Childhood Education or Early Learning and Teacher Education program. This would give you experience and might turn into a job offer as well.