An odd path but I’ll get there eventually.

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  1. Landerson83

    Landerson83 New Member

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    Hello all. I am an aspiring teacher who’s been on a meandering path to my end goal of becoming a teacher. I’ve had some hiccups along the way so I’d like some advice on whether or not my plan will work. A little background on me. I currently work in a high school as a paraprofessional and have for the past five years. I have a non-license bachelors degree in interdisciplinary studies and have been struggling to find a way to become a licensed teacher. My dream is to eventually teach art in a high school. The college that I attended offers a master in special education and in my state you can be endorsed in visual arts. I was planning to take classes at the community college to gain my associates in art while working on my masters in special education then get endorsed in visual arts when I’m done. After exhausting all of my options, as crazy as this sounds, it’s the only way that I can get to where I want to be without having to retake courses or spend a ton of extra money.

    What do you guys think? Is this completely insane? The only thing that really worries me is the caseloads and IEP work that sped teachers have to deal with. My school also offers a masters in secondary education with licensing as well so I guess that’s an option. I just don’t want to spend all of this money and time to not end up where I want to be. I apologize if this is rambly. I’m typing on my phone.

    Thank you in advance for any advice that you can offer.
     
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  3. vickilyn

    vickilyn Guru

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    It might be more meaningful advice if you give us some idea of where you are. Some of us are very familiar with some states or regions, but hopeless in others. We don't need specifics within a state, but give us a state to start from, and maybe mention if you would consider any other states in your quest. Just a suggestion, of course.
     
  4. Landerson83

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    Of Course! I am in Illinois and I don’t plan to leave the state at this time. Thank you for your suggestion
     

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