Is grad school for education a possibility?
I'm a political science major, 3.0 GPA, going into my 5th year. I chose to stay an extra year because I had no direction and could not decide anything I wanted to do for most of my time in undergrad. After a visit to the career center halfway through Fall 2011, I found out that I wanted to pursue education for a career and continue onto grad school.
My problem is that since I didn't really know what I wanted to do, I don't have much relevant experience. I did an unpaid internship during the Spring semester and have a TA internship for the upcoming fall. I have minimal research experience in education that I did last spring as well (I analyzed a survey from the education dept and wrote a proposal based off that - but i did not conduct the research).
I haven't taken the GRE but plan to soon. I want to apply to places like NYU, Columbia, UCLA, Standford, etc. They're all out of state but I'm hoping to get funding or scholarships since I'm coming out of undergrad with a lot of debt. Will this lack of experience hurt me in anyway? Is my GPA high enough? Are there any places I could still get in?