I have about 3 weeks left before I start college. I got approved last week and I'm just waiting for some government paperwork before I'll be all set to go.
For my newer followers, I worked for 3 years for T-Mobile USA doing technical support. T-Mobile had a mass layoff of workers last June and closed 7 call centers, including mine. My husband was staying home with our children so money's been tight the last 9 months. He finally found a job in April and is currently working 50-60 hours a week so I don't see him much. I found out that I was trade affected so I can get additional training for free as long as it meets certain requirements. I have a bachelor's in teaching but I don't have my license and I've been on alternative certification for 3 years but have been unable to find a teaching job. So, I'm using this opportunity to get my Masters of Arts in Teaching. I'll be able to student teach so I'll have my certification when I graduate instead of having to find a job and teach for a year to get certified. I'm also adding the special education certification so I'll be taking 15 credits of special ed classes.
This is going to be a rigorous program. I have to go full time as part of the program which is 9 credits. I'll be finished in 5 semesters so I'll graduate December 2014. I also have to maintain Bs in all my classes. I'm a little apprehensive but at least I'm starting in the summer when my stepdaughter can help watch the girls if I have to write a paper.