Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Great news

I am not wasting any time in getting started on my teacher credential. I spoke with an Enrollment Counselor last night about enrolling in WGU's Post Bacc teaching program. I actually decided to go for a BA in Special Education (mild/moderate). Most, if not all, of my lower division courses will transfer because I already have a BA. I decided to go with Special Ed because it's more marketable, it would mean working with fewer students and I can also get my Elementary Education credential at the same time so it will give me more options. I am so excited to get started. I was going to wait until September to start because I wanted to wait until after my cruise in August but after talking with the Enrollment Counselor, who is also a WGU student, I decided to start in July. So I'm heading back to school July 1st. It will definitely be different and challenging in different ways but I am excited. If I work really hard, I could be done in two years, including my student teaching and I'll come out at the end with another BA. The plan is to work for a while after graduation and then go back for a MA in Education (emphasis to be determined later). And the best part is, since I am a WGU employee I get 75% off my tuition. Yes, you read that right. I will only have to pay $700 per 6 month term. Books will be extra but a lot of the texts are e-texts or have an e-text option. I'll still be using financial aid but I won't have to take out as much. For the first time in a very long time I am excited about my future. I won't be making a ton of money but I'll love what I'm doing.

7 comments:

The Rooster said...

YES! That's awesome news, kelster. Sounds pretty exciting!

Ashley said...

Congrats :)

Annie Get Your Camera said...

I knew you'd figure it out. :)

Motorcycle Grandma said...

This is a good decision. 18 months really isn't that long either.

Wendy said...

Depending on WHERE you teach, you can actually make quite a bit of money in Special Ed. Good luck in school!

Nicki said...

What?!?!? When, pray tell, were you going to inform me of this monumental decision?

I love you! Stinker! This is very exciting.

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