I am currently in my student teaching semester and will be graduating in May 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature and teacher licensure in Secondary English Language Arts.
Deciding to go through the School of Education undergraduate licensure program was a decision that I first made during my freshman year at CU-Boulder. Education has always triggered my interest because I enjoy interacting with younger students, exploring knowledge, and pushing students to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of learning. As a teacher candidate I feel that I learn just as much, if not more, than the students whom I am teaching.
As a first generation student, there were many questions and anxiety that I experienced coming into the School of Education, but the Director of Teacher Education Advising has always been willing to sit down and answer all of the questions that I may have in order to calm me. Going through the licensure program has not only allowed me to have better insight into the profession that I have decided to pursue, but it has also provided me with a group of friends who share my passion for teaching and provide me with emotional support and encouragement to get through the 'rough patches' of teaching.
As an ambassador, I am happy to extend this support to prospective students by answering any questions and sharing my experiences as a student and teacher candidate.