I had just given birth to my second child when I thought to myself that I wanted to go back to school to get my teaching credential.I knew it was a crazy thought at the time and maybe it was my hormones talking, but all my life, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.
It had been ten years since I had been in school. I felt so many feelings, but it just felt right. I started studying for one of the many exams multiple subject credential teachers have to take. I was so relieved to have passed the first test. I was on top of the world! After that, I was on a roll.
When I started the program at NU, my mother in law watched my two kids while I studied and completed my assignments at the local library. As a mother, I felt guilty for missing this time with my kids, but I knew that in the long run, that I was making the right decision for my family.
I remember on days that I had to meet with my class online, I would lock myself in my bedroom and try to join class. In the background, I would hear my baby screaming for me to feed her. I would nurse her while trying to be engaged in a class discussion about differentiated instruction.
After all of my coursework was done, I started student teaching. I learned so much from my support teacher and students!
I am now about to graduate with a 4.0! I am so proud of what I have accomplished. I cannot wait to get my own classroom and start teaching our future!