As any parent with children could tell you, it’s back to school season. Time to buy new clothes, pens, pencils, and other school supplies, and to get ready to herd the young’uns off to school. Now you’d think this wouldn’t matter much to a college grad like myself, especially given that I have not yet completed my certification to teach. However, since I have not yet found any employment and since I still have to do some training and field work to do, I’ve decided that this school year I will substitute teach until I obtain my certification.
I still have a few steps left to become certified. In Ohio, people seeking alternative certification need to complete the Praxis II content exam and either classroom work or the IPTI, which is an internet course with some field work attached to it. This week I am hoping I can register for the Praxis II content exam so I can take it in September (provided the one I need to take is available). After completing that, I plan to register for the IPTI and to finish my field work as soon as I can. The school year will be in full swing by then so it shouldn’t be overly difficult to find someone to student teach with for fifteen hours (I hope!).
While all of THAT is going on, I’ll hopefully be able to substitute teach. My license is on its way, and I still have to put in applications at a couple of local school districts that require their own separate applications. But other than that I’m set to be a sub. In addition I’m looking at a substitute library clerk job. Not sure what it is with me and substitute work, but work is work. Hopefully by this time next year I will be working somewhere full time. Keep your fingers crossed!