Hey y’all, I have
finally officially graduated with my bachelor’s degree in business! I have taken this week off to relax and try to figure out exactly what I want to do with the rest of my life. For some unknown reason receiving my degree didn’t magically help me make up my mind about what I really want to do… what kind of sick joke is this?! </sarcasm>.
I am currently torn between two paths. Should I try to go for my teaching certificate to teach either middle school or high school? Or should I go for the typical 9 to 5 desk job? Either way, I am forced with dealing with “official” adulthood and this is the first decision I have to make. So. Much. Pressure.
Since I was little, I have wanted to teach. It wasn’t until the last couple of years when I really thought about the idea of making a career out of teaching. Especially math. I bet you’re saying to yourself, “What? Calee, seriously? WHY?!” I highly enjoy math and when I was in grade school and high school, I struggled sometimes with the material but still loved the subject. I think if I were to teach math, no matter what the grade, I would love to try methods I think would be easier for kids to understand. I tutored my cousin last year and raised her math grade up two letter grades, so I think this is quite possible.
The process to obtain my teaching certificate to teach high school seems pretty easy, it’s just extensive – which I don’t mind. However, I have not looked in to how to get my certificate for middle school. If you teach in Texas, please lend me some information and/or advice!
As for option numero dos, I kind of feel this is the “back-up plan” if the teaching thing falls through or I lose interest (not likely). I was thinking of working in the administration field of a school/district anyways, so I think that option is more doable to start off with. The last few months I have said I want to do HR but being the introvert I am, it may not be such a good idea, but I love kids – so “school” it is!
As I am writing this and reading it back, it seems I have made up my mind. But what do y’all think? Is obtaining my teaching certificate something I should really go for Should I try to get my foot in the door in school administration? Or go to a typical 9 to 5 desk job?
My official job search starts Monday morning so I am patiently waiting for your feedback. Until then, I am off to enjoy my last weekend of “un-adulthood!”