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Today I had such a breakthrough that I feel like I'm incredibly high. I haven't felt this excited about any prospect for a very long time-years in fact. Let me give a little background first thoght.

Yesterday, Katie and I were at mom's house and Katie was talking about going back to school if she loses her job. She thinks she wants to get her teaching credential and teach 3rg grad or something. Of course, I thought that would be  freaking wonderful idea. And of course, my excitement for her transfered onto myself and I started thinking about getting a teaching credential. Funny, huh? Fickle, fickle heart....

The problem with that plan for myself is that I really don't want to teach elementary or secondary school. The only thing that appeals to me is the money and the hours. I know that I would much rather teach 10the grad world history rather than work at Wal-Mart or some equally detestful retail store. But the main problem is that I just don't want to teach at the lower level. On the other hand, I'm desperate to go back to school-anything to move forward with my life and not be stuck here doing NOTHING!

So mom and I today batted some ideas around and I remembered a program offered by the University of Redlands. So I decided to look it up. It is a Master of Arts in Higher Education. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. It seems so perfect! I can go back to school soon, the next program starts in May.

The program focuses on teaching at the community college level. Some of the classes  are called: The Reflective Ecucator, Pluralism in Education, Community College Today. It just sounds so great! And then I can go on to Cal State Fullerton and get my masters degree in history and teach at a junior college. Then hopefully I won't be so nervous teaching a college level course!

I am just in the process of finding out about the program so hopefully there will not be any pitfalls. It might be too perfect to be true, but I think it would just be great. :)


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Feb. 28th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
That sounds like a GREAT idea!!!!!!!! You'll have to tell me more about on Sunday.
I thought Katie wanted to do business? I can't really picture her having the patience for kids that young. But if that's what she wants to do then I'm gonna support her.
I'm sad I couldn't be there to hang out too. =( Was I at school?
Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think you were at School, it was Thursday you left early. :(

Katie does really good with other people's kids. I think getting paid for it and not having to go to some other crappy job she hates will make it better. I think it would be really good for her.
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