Honestly, what influenced my decision to go to graduate school was a
conversation with a wonderful, experienced principal for whom I worked for
almost three years as a long-term sub. She knew me well, and wanted to
see me teach in that district. But, as she said, jobs were scarce and
having a reading endorsement and/or special education license would only
help me. It indeed has, even if I have moved since then. Completing the
Master's was only a matter of taking a few more classes, and it was a
worth-while decision as I will finish after this semester.
several well-respected graduate schools in the Cleveland area, so my
choices were vast. Notre Dame College, however, was esteemed highly, had
convenient class times, and accommodated me and other students with their
on-line courses once I moved here to PA again and wanted to finish.
Be honest, and be
yourself. Don't be afraid to share your accomplishments. I've often
underestimated my own abilities and skills; so ask others who have taught
for more years than you have to critique your teaching and strengths.
Most of all: be patient and confident in knowing everything works out
the way it does for a reason. It may seem like a cliche, but God is truly