(Background below) My question is: Should I get a master's in EdTech or should I go though credential and certificate programs like COETAIL or Eduro? What qualifications have you seen in job postings for international school EdTech positions and what degrees and certifications do you or your co-workers have? Hiring managers, what qualifications do you look for? I've talked to one that didn't think a master's in EdTech was necessary at all, but a couple weeks later the same manager posted a job with a master's in EdTech as the top qualification, so I'm confused.
I'm reluctant and nervous to start a master's program given the workload and expense when I'm already teaching full-time, but I'll do it if that's the best path to getting a job in the field.
Background: I'm currently an elementary school teacher at an international school in South Korea. I have a elementary school teaching certification from the US. I'm very interested in becoming an EdTech coach at an international school, in South Korea or just about anyplace else in the world.
Before I started teaching, I had some background in technology (web administration, web design/scripting, digital photography) and I recently got Level 1 and 2 Google Certified Educator certification. I'm thinking about getting my Google Trainer certification as well, which is definitely more involved than the GCE certs.
Thank you for any helpful advice!