||[Aug. 23rd, 2006|03:47 pm]
New South Wales Teachers
I started answering the questions but they weren’t really relevant for me, so I’ll just tell you about myself.|
I am currently working full time in the city (Sydney) as an administrative assistant. This year I started a B Arts/B Teaching via distance at UNE which qualifies me to teach secondary but I am hoping to change to B General Studies / B Teaching next year (I tried when I first applied last year but it was full) which will qualify me to do primary.
I currently am doing 2 units per semester – a part time load – but am hoping to increase this to 3 next year. Unfortunately I have to work because of bills etc so this degree is going to take me longer than normal.
I am finding Distance Education a little hard, but find going to the residential schools very beneficial. At the moment, knowing that I will eventually be a teacher is what’s getting me through my crappy job and the weekends packed with study.
I really want to become a teacher because I think teaching is rewarding. I know its hard work but I think it’d definitely be rewarding. I know it sounds corny but I want to make a difference or feel like I’m helping someone/society even if it’s just a little. Working in the Stock market Industry where everyone is constantly focussed on making more and more money for the last 3 years, has really shown me this is not where I want to be for the rest of my life.