Forgive me if this is incoherent, it's been a freaking long day, and I'm exhausted.
Friday, I met with the PBL (post-baccalaureate licensure) lady at the college to see what I needed to do in order to get accepted into the program. Besides the usual application stuff, I need to take the PRAXIS I within the next few weeks, get myself fingerprinted, and resign myself to the idea of doing 40+ hours of online classes all summer.
Yup, the "intensive" PBL that will let me earn a teaching certificate in three semesters--summer, fall, spring--is a lot more online classes than I thought. In fact, there's nothing on campus all summer, which makes sense; school's out over the summer! (Duh. I don't know why I was thinking I'd be on campus.) We'll meet three times this summer for three straight days, then do about three weeks of e-learnings in between. OY. Needless to say, I can't work full time and do school more than full-time, but this will hopefully be okay since I can hopefully get some monetary support in grants and loans. (Hopefully.)
This means: classes all summer, a couple more classes and classroom observation in the fall, then student teaching in the spring. Wheeeee!
But! Even though I have a BA in English Writing, I'm missing two classes which are necessary to the teaching program there. One of them I'm pretty sure I can take this fall. (I need to email that professor, actually, to make sure.) And one of them is only offered in the spring, and I can't take "how to teach composition" (I can't remember the official name) WHILE I'm teaching composition during my student teaching. So I went down to campus today, talked to the professor teaching it, and she let me in two weeks late! (I've only missed four class days, since it's a Tues/Thurs class.) I still need to track down one book, and catch up with some reading, and it would be great to get together with another student and go over their classroom notes with them to catch up.... but I'm in!
I needed to adjust my work schedule a little bit, but it's fine. 9:30-10:45 every Tuesday and Thursday isn't a big deal. And it looks like I don't have a TON of catching up to do, though she does seem big on taking notes on every bit of assigned reading. These will all be in a portfolio which is (I think) 35% of our grade at the end of the semester.
Good heavens, wish me luck! Pray for me! Etc! It'll be hectic for a week or two, especially since I hate change and hate thinking about change, arghhh! But then I'll settle into a rhythm and it'll be fine.
And I am kinda excited to be in school again.