I have finished studying for the Prof. Ed exam, just need to brush up on a few items, so I'm scheduling that for this coming Monday Dec. 7!!!
I've finished all studying for the Gen. Knowl. Exam (which is 4 subtests: Essay, Engl Lang Arts, Reading, Math) except for math. I'll finish math, take the sample test, and then study the areas I need to strengthen, to take this exam on Dec. 17, 10 days after first exam.
Finally, my Subject Area exam: (Elem Educ K-6th gr.) which is also 4 subtests but has the greatest amount of material to know, I will take last, on either Dec 29 or 5, which is 11-18 days after test #2. This will give me all of Xmas break to learn everything you have to teach Elem. students: English Language Arts, Social Sciences, Science, and Math.
I will then be FINISHED WITH EVERYTHING I NEED TO COMPLETE to earn my Florida Teaching Cert. and I will be a "real" teacher with MANY JOB OPTIONS.
Since I'll be on a roll, if I'm in for more self-flagellation, I will also take Biology and Physics subject exams, this is to make me more marketable and because I want to teach science!
Finishing all three required exams by January will put me out on the market and I will once again be free to live where I want and do what I have set out to do, and finally, have accomplished this goal! I will be qualified for a $50K per year teaching post in Abu Dhabi with tax free salary, free accommodations and more, or pretty much anywhere in the world that I would like to live and teach: Caribbean, Asia, Europe, South America... ANYWHERE!
I didn't realize I was this close and capable of finally realizing this goal! Yay! I have hope again! I can stick it out with subbing for the remainder of the school year, because come February, I CAN WORK AND LIVE ANY DAMN WHERE I PLEASE!!!