Post: Smart Career move?
    Posted by: Perspective P on 11/12/14
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    I really want to be an administrator. However, I know I will not be
    able to give 100% to graduate school and 100% teaching. I'm the
    type that always gives 110%, so it worries me to have to do both
    teaching and school at the same time. Plus, even taking 1 class a
    semester with 2 to 3 in the summer will take me some time. I am
    seriously considering taking some time off to go back to school. I
    just don't know if that's a smart career move.

    I know many places have you do a practicum and I know people
    usually do that at the school they work. Would they help me find a
    school for practicum? I also know that some coursework even
    before practicum may involve school involvement. Do you think I
    could make this work? My dad is a superintendent, and I have
    worked with many of the administrators in my district, so I know
    between his connections and mine, I would have access to schools.

    Do you think it would be harder, easier, or about the same to get a
    job after finishing graduate school, if I took a year off? If I could get
    an administrative position, would schools be hesitant to hire me as
    a teacher since they'd most likely know that I'm looking for
    administrative positions?

    Financially, I think I can do this with all I have savings. It will be
    tight, but I can do it. I'm just wondering if it is a smart career move?

    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Smart Career move?, 11/12/14, by Perspective P.
  • Re: Smart Career move?, 11/13/14, by 1administrator.
  • Re: Smart Career move?, 11/14/14, by lynne.
  • Re: Smart Career move?, 11/16/14, by MacQ.