Thursday, June 14, 2007

California Clear Credential!

After living in CA for just over 3 years, teaching a crazy schedule there for 2 1/2, taking 6 classes, and studying for 6 monster tests (equivalent to majoring in the test subject matter) and completing them all by January (we left in February) I submitted my application for a clear credential just in time to leave CA. I knew it was necessary to be "No Child Left Behind" compliant, and it would look good to have a CA and MI credential, but really I thought, all that hell for that? I must be crazy.... I wasn't... this week I was surprised.

My credential now reads:

"This document authorizes the holder to teach the subject area(s) listed above in grades twelve and below, including preschool, and in classes organized primarily for adults."

Doesn't that mean I can teach Art or Geosciences to any age... well, except pre-preschool?

Now, I can actually dream again about teaching art... I am not limited to 7-12th grade (even thought they are my favorite). But now I am going to go check out all of my many options.

p.s. I had an interview...sort of... for a Guam Public School down south. They have two middle school science positions and an art position available, the art would only be a possibility if the sciences were filled first... it is about a 25-30 minute drive... I have mixed feelings about it. This is the hard part, I will make the most of where ever I am, but I no longer feel like I am so limited. So, now I look and wait, look and wait.


Dan, Tracy & Gracie said...

We are praying that Gods will in done and your dreams are all fulfilledthrough it. I am so glad that all that work in CA is meaning so much now. God works in mysterious ways huh?Love you, miss you!!

Kris & Leanne said...

I hate that part. It's awful. The waiting.
But I'm so excited for all of your millions of teaching certifications!!! Way to tough it out in CA and make it happen :o) I hope you find your decision about that school easy to make in the long run.
Best Wishes Rhi!
- Lea

chara said...

congrats on your credential.. those tests were way hard.. you freaking rock.. i'd let you teach me science/art any day.. you're the smartest ever..