Sunday, January 25, 2015

Becoming a Student Again

I work in a fairly large district that has thousands of teachers on its payroll.  An organization of this size is the perfect recipe for bureaucracy, so I am used to fending for myself when it comes to following up on paperwork and keeping track of deadlines. Imagine my surprise when I received an email from the certification office indicating that not only is my certification due for renewal in July, the office still has copies of the transcripts and other activities I have been submitting over the years. They even forwarded all of the paperwork to the state department of education on my behalf.  In addition to this happy news, I received a copy of my latest credit audit and discovered that I am close to hitting the top of the pay scale (Master's degree plus sixty credits).

I am currently exploring classes to take this summer.  This will not only allow me to rack up renewal credits for my next certification cycle, it will earn me a larger paycheck beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.  I want to travel, so I feel that online classes may be a better fit for me.  My preliminary research has led me to several sources that will are most likely to be on my state department of education's approval list.  Here is a list of what I have found so far. This list is also posted on my blog's toolbar for future reference.

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