Monday, September 20, 2010

i miss being a student

I have been wanting to get my masters, but not sure what should I do. Should I go back to school? Stop teaching? Keep teaching? Online? In school? Well, I have been thinking (and PRAYING) about this for awhile and I think I've made my decision. I want to go back to UT! :) (Sorry, A&M and OU cousins...tee hee)

Now, my biggest uncertainty in going back to school was whether to stop teaching or not. My first year, I was ready to quit teaching altogether. :) Now, I can't imagine doing anything else. I want to keep teaching, but I do want to go back and learn more as an educator. I have talked to a professor at UT and she said a lot of students getting their masters are also full-time teachers. So I have decided to try school and teaching at the same time. I know it will be CRAZY...but I feel like I can handle it. I have never felt more confident in my teaching so I figured now is the time to go for it, right? :)

My plan is for Fall 2011. Here goes nothing!!! :)


Freckles said...

SO exciting, Kim! I'm actually kind of jealous ;)

Jessica said...

Yay! I'm not jealous, because all I can think about is FINALLY getting out of school. But, I'm glad you're excited, and I'm proud of you :)

Prosso said...

I have a friend who did this a few years ago. She was a middle school teacher, though. If you wanted to talk with her about it, I bet she'd be happy to discuss how it went.

Kathleen said...

I am just completing my master's degree - I taught full time and am a mom too! It's been an exhausting 2 1/2 years, but well worth it. You can always take the slow class a semester. Many teachers in our district do that. I just wanted to get done, so I did 2 classes a semester plus 2 summers. I will graduate in May!