Most future administrators I know teach and get their
Masters/Principal certification at the same time by going
nights and online. My concern would be this: Why could this
person not do as most others do? If you cannot handle the
stress/pressure of teaching and going to school, I would
question your ability to be a building principal. I'm not
trying to be negative but I think these are some of the
things that would be raised when you have to show a gap in
your teaching experience. I finished my BS and never missed a
semester. I taught as a new teacher and MA student at the
same time. Sure it's tough but to be an administrator, you
better be tough. Good luck!
On 11/12/14, Perspective P wrote:
> 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
> type that always gives 110%, so it worries me to have to do
> teaching and school at the same time. Plus, even taking 1
> semester with 2 to 3 in the summer will take me some time.
> seriously considering taking some time off to go back to
> just don't know if that's a smart career move.
> I know many places have you do a practicum and I know
> usually do that at the school they work. Would they help me
> school for practicum? I also know that some coursework even
> before practicum may involve school involvement. Do you
> could make this work? My dad is a superintendent, and I
> worked with many of the administrators in my district, so I
> between his connections and mine, I would have access to
> 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
> 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
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