I challenge everyone to learn something new for themselves. Really think about something you want to accomplish for yourself. I had absolutely no help from anyone in deciding that I wanted to get my Master's but now I'm very grateful that I did what I wanted for myself.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Finishing up my Master's
Sadly I have been unable to update my blog frequently this year. However, I am now finished with my internship and all of my graded classes for my Master's degree. All I have left to finish the degree is some independent study work which I will be done with later this month. It is a great feeling to know that I will very soon be licensed in Special Education. I have no idea what the future holds as far as a teaching job, but I feel very prepared to take on whatever is handed to me. This Summer I will be taking 2 different PRAXIS tests in order to gain certification in Middle Grades Language Arts and Special Education: Emotional/Behavioral Disorders. While this Summer isn't as relaxing as I would like, I am so thankful to have gotten as far as I have. A few years ago I would have never thought that I'd be doing as much as I am now and have learned the amount that I have. Getting a Master's degree has really inspired me to be a continual learner. Throughout the process I've realized that no matter how many classes I take or how many books I read, there is always more that I can learn in order to be a better teacher. It is especially rewarding to learn when you are doing it for your own good and not for the benefit of others. I am lucky enough to be ending my degree with a 4.0 and what makes me the most proud is realizing that I did it for myself. Not once did I say to myself, "I have to make an A so that 'so and so' will be impressed." Rather, I worked hard because I enjoyed what I was learning and wanted to take in all that I could.