Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Working Mommy Wednesday...

It's Wednesday and I get to link up with Julia and all the other moms over at ...

This week's question is...What was your college major and are you working in that field?
The short answer is: education and yes!  There were a couple of detours along the way however.  I started out college as a nursing major.  The school I chose didn't have an on-campus nursing school , so I planned to attend for two years and then transfer.  I discovered that I really loved science...I was taking biology, anatomy, physiology, chemistry...such fun!  Then I spent some time realizing what the daily job of a nurse actually was...which was not for me...not even a little bit.

I found myself saying that I hoped to eventually teach nursing because I enjoyed the classes so much...about a semester after, I realized that I should probably look into teaching more closely.  So...I changed my major to education.  I planned to major in biology and minor in chemistry, and graduate with a 4-12 teaching certificate.

Life stuff happened...yuck!  And I ended up moving home and changing schools.  With my focus still on Biology and Chemistry, I stumbled upon a fantastic Health Education program...which I loved!  All that I loved about nursing and education rolled into one.  I took so many Health Ed classes that my senior year, I was able to choose between student teaching and an internship in Public Health Education.  I chose student teaching, but it wasn't an easy choice.  I graduated with a double major in Health and Biology. 

Shortly after I started teaching, the schools in my area changed curriculum and no longer supported a stand-alone Health class.  So I never actually taught what I thought I was going to.  BUT...I love being a middle school science teacher.  There is nothing like it...it's a fantastic job.

P.S. I also have a Masters in Education and I am Nationally Board Certified...so all of my education has contributed to the job I have...and love...{ usually :) }


  1. That's great! I love it when people are working a job they enjoy!

  2. wow!!! and you seem so passionate about your job! that's hard to find these days. congrats on all the education... quite an accomplishment.

  3. I wasn't a science fan when I was younger, but one of my favorite teachers was my 8th grade science teacher - she was awesome! She made it so fun and interesting...learning about the strata of the earth by "mapping" rainbow cupcakes, "mining" chocolate chips from cookies, and more. (By the way, now I love science!)

  4. That's so neat how everything slowly came into place. We really need good science teachers to inspire young ones (especially girls) to love science.

  5. It sounds like you enjoy teaching as much as I do. I'm glad things fell into place for you and are doing something that you enjoy.

  6. I have a friend who had a similar track and is a Middle School science teacher now and also has a son named Connor. Too funny!


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