I'm just pissed off at a lot of things right now.
One issue has been my future plans to teach. Basically, unless I'm best buddies with someone in a helpful position, I'm going to have to go back to college for 2 years to get certified.
Which wouldn't be horrible. Except for the fact that I know what's going to happen with any Tennessee college. They're going to take one look at my transcript from a Kentucky college and say:
Well, you'll have to take all these certification classes...and, oh yes, this class and that one, and oh, all 10 of those classes don't convert to anything that will help you, so you'll have to take these other classes as well...
why Why WHY?!? Why should it take me practically getting a second bachelor's degree to teach in the field I received my FIRST bachelor's degree in? Why can't they have a fast-track for people in this type of situation? People who teach business technology can fit their classes in four years of school. Why should it have to take me eight, when I only need teacher education classes?
Why is it such a long and tedious road for me to take a test and get a little piece of paper, when there are people teaching classes who ARE certified, but they aren't certified in that field?
I'm so disgusted at this point, that I'm ready to just throw up my hands and quit. We do not have the money for four more years of college at MTSU or Tenn. State. We do not have the money for 2 years of (now) out of state tuition at Western.
Some people would say, well, if that's what you want to do, you'd find a way to do it. You apparently haven't been reading for very long. So many other issues are involved, like finances and time and infertility and fat and new house/new town and, just, AHHHHH!
Like some of you care. People have to suck it up and make sacrifices all the time, so what makes me so special? Well, you're right. That's why I'm going to start sending off the resumes and finding a computer job.
Because I'm tired. I'm sick of wondering what I should do next, and not getting any answers. I wasn't looking for shortcuts; I just thought there might be a more efficient way to let me become a teacher. And I realize that I just need to quit whining and do something.
Even becoming a substitute is doubtful. Yes I enjoyed it, but apparently there's a whole different set of hoops to jump through here to become well, as well as lower pay. Pay is really not the issue, though; subbing while knowing that I won't ever become a full-time teacher would depress me even more. Not that there is ANYTHING wrong with subbing. I loved doing it, and wanted to help others as well. For me, though, it was just a middle ground to eventually having my own class.
If you have suggestions, by all means, offer them (as long as they're helpful and not hurtful, of course). I feel as if I'm at a dead end.