I was sitting in the classroom. It had wooden floors, shotty desks, and several old text books. it was my ‘planning period’, which as a substitute meant that I would have a period in which i did…nothing. Halfway through my time of peace, on a calm, sunny day the phone inside the classroom rang. I answered it to find the principal on the other end…”This is your planning period, right? Would you be interested in coming into my office for a brief interview for a teaching position next year?”
It’s relatively hard to believe I’m staring down the halls of a school, knocking on the metaphorical door of education…again.
One college class, $800, and six months later I learned tonight that I passed my final examination. Officially I’m once again a licensed teacher, I hold one certificate, and I’m on a provisional certificate for another.
…now administration knows.
…now the nerves try to cease.
…now the praise is given to Him.
…now the prayers of anxietyanxiety are held to Him.
That much closer.
I’ve taken the college course.
I’ve submitted my transcripts.
I’ve requested a review for new certification based off education.
I’ve “unofficially” passed the professional knowledge test set by the state for middle school.
Still looking for coffee…
This is my Sunday…
However, when I pulled into church this morning I spotted a unique being in the parking lot. After I had let my mind process I realized, “Hey! That’s one of my students!”
Sure enough, one of my students from school was walking into the church with their mother. I hopped over and greeted both of them, and awkwardly added a few statements before heading into the building.
Personally, I love this. I love that a student can see me outside of school, and at a place where I have another chance to assist in building a foundation for them.
My professor just sent me a message on the final project I turned in on Monday…
This would mean that I finished the course with 101/102 points (99.01%). A few things happened with this news:
1. I can finally get my teaching certificate renewed
2. I can take my state sanctioned test for middle school understanding and instruction
3. I’m going to begin my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction
Yes, that’s the highest collegiate score I’ve ever had after a final.