Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I officially have 2 classes and student teaching until I am finished with my degree. My degree will be a Bachelors in K-6 Elementary Education with an ESL (English as a Second Language) Endorsement. It almost doesn't seem real that I am so close to being done.
The crazy part about all of this? Well, I won't ever student teach. How? The school district had 3 internship positions open up for next school year. I decided to go ahead and apply (even though I felt the odds were against me getting a position). I applied, and I was awarded one of the 3 positions. I will officially be teaching a 5th grade class next school year. I was in shock for about a week. Even though I am extremely nervous, I think it will be a great opportunity to learn and grow in the teaching profession.
Because of my internship, I have to take one of my two remaining classes this summer. Between that and getting ready for next school year, I won't have much of a summer break, but it should all be worth it in the end.
It is hard to believe that I am so close to actually having a real diploma in my hands. . .