Application essay to the teacher certification program
1. My career goals and objectives. How will this program further them?
My goal is to complete career transition from the financial services industry to education and teaching.
My short and long term objectives are:
a) To obtain the Type 29 transitional bilingual certificate during 2009 while pursuing the Teacher Certification program
b) To obtain a teaching position as a Spanish teacher in 2009
c) A long term goal is to pursue a master’s degree in education once I have sufficient experience as a teacher
The certification program will help me to achieve my goals by providing the theoretical and practical knowledge I need to develop my skills as a teacher.
2. Previous experiences and achievements which indicate my ability to be successful in this program.
In my 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, I had the opportunity to conduct presentations, and train and educate diverse groups of individuals in various settings. I found these parts of my job to be the most rewarding. Second, as part of an alternative medicine program I am currently pursuing, I have assisted with teaching Shaitsu at the College of Healing Arts. Third, I have on several occasions taught young children Spanish on contract bases. Finally, the satisfaction and joy I experience when teaching and interacting with students makes me confident I will enjoy and be successful pursuing a career in education.
3. In what ways will I strive to achieve the Education Conceptual Framework?
Over the last few years I have developed relationships with several people who dedicate their time and effort to make a difference in the world by touching people’s lives through the sharing of their knowledge and values. These teachers and mentors have had an impact on what I perceive matters the most in teaching and in life: respect, appreciation, and service.
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