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
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?
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