You guessed it...I'm pregnant!
Ah-hahahahaha just kidding! I really shouldn't joke like that, as I could actually get pregnant and then I wouldn't be laughing! No, really the news that I want to share with you is that yesterday I received my acceptance letter from UIC for their M.Ed. program!
I will be starting my grad-school classes on January 11th! While this news is so exciting, it's also kinda nerve racking! I'm going to be a student again....I don't know what I think about that! I loved NOT having to take tests or write papers once I graduated, and now I'm asking to be tortured again, and this time it will probably be even more painful as it's graduate school - they ain't messin'!
Anyhoo, some logistics on my program: I am going to be attending the Instructional Leadership Literacy, Language and Culture program in their college of Education. In this program, I will earn my certification to be a Reading Specialist. A Reading Specialist works with kids who cannot read and/or are learning to read and their job is to decipher where the problems lie and how to hurdle past them. This degree would enable me to be a better reading teacher AND if at any point in time I do not want to be a "regular" classroom teacher, I can leave the general classroom and work solely as a Reading Specialist for a school building. I believe that I can obtain my masters in about 3 semesters, so my plan would be to attend full time for the spring, summer and fall semesters and try to knock it all out in a time efficient manner. Prayer is welcomed...I could use it as I get ready to embark on a whole new adventure within my new adventure :).