Just got my certification!

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Pisces_Fish, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Pisces_Fish

    Pisces_Fish Fanatic

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jan 16, 2008

    After weeks of waiting I finally got my teaching certificate in the mail today. I was secretly worried I'd be denied for some stupid reason, and I just wanted that stupid piece of paper to make it seem real. I cried like a baby when I opened it....even my degree didn't make me this happy! :lol:

    Now all I need is a job and I'll be a "real" teacher:2up:

    Anyone else get this excited about their certificate, or am I just too emotional?
     
  2.  
  3. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,641
    Likes Received:
    1,097

    Jan 16, 2008

    Congratulations, Pisces_Fish!
     
  4. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,468
    Likes Received:
    2,485

    Jan 16, 2008

    Congratulations!

    I think most of us were that excited when we got ours, too. Like you, I was super worried that I'd be denied for some reason, although everything turned out fine in the end.

    What grade do you hope to teach?
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Jan 16, 2008

    Congrats! I too got emotional when I finally had that piece of paper in my hand.
     
  6. Pisces_Fish

    Pisces_Fish Fanatic

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jan 16, 2008

    I'd be thrilled with 2nd or 3rd, but I'd take anything...except maybe 6th! They look so big!:lol:
     
  7. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Messages:
    14,468
    Likes Received:
    2,485

    Jan 16, 2008

    :lol: I teach high school, and some of the kids are ginormous! It's weird to have to be looking up at a student as I'm addressing discipline issues.

    Good luck in your job search! If you want to move to Vegas, let me know!
     
  8. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Jan 16, 2008

    I go into these 4th/5th grade classrooms and some of the students are bigger than me...what are they being fed?!?
     
  9. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,276
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jan 16, 2008

    Congratulations! I'm still waiting on mine, and I'll take any (1-5) grade for which I am certified. Oh, well, keep us posted on the job hunt -- I think I am about to sign up to substitute teach until I can find a long-term sub or permanent position.
     
  10. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,641
    Likes Received:
    1,097

    Jan 16, 2008

    You ask that in an election year??
     
  11. wldywall

    wldywall Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2006
    Messages:
    1,947
    Likes Received:
    33

    Jan 16, 2008

    Yep I cried when I got mine too. After ten years of college (repeating things because the army kept moving hubbie) I was done, and boy did it feel good!
     
  12. alilisa

    alilisa Habitué

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    922
    Likes Received:
    1

    Jan 16, 2008

    Congratulations! Isn't it excited to finally to be "real"!!
     
  13. roamer

    roamer Companion

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2007
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 16, 2008

    I was just as excited when I got mine earlier this month. I couldn't believe it came as quickly as it did, and like you, I just knew that there was going to be some problem and I wouldn't get it.

    I'm working in the system where I did my student teaching and where my kids have gone to school forever, so I keep running into people who ask if I'm finished with school. Oh yeah, I say. I graduated. But, the big news is that I have my LICENSE in hand!!! I'm far more excited about that certification than my degree.

    And hopefully, I'll soon have even more to be excited about. I mailed in my paperwork for Tennessee licensure today. Hopefully soon I'll have licenses in two states!
     
  14. loves2teach

    loves2teach Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    2,311
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 16, 2008

    I received my professional license recently, and almost jumped up and down. I had been waiting for it since June!!!!
     
  15. Pisces_Fish

    Pisces_Fish Fanatic

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    5

    Jan 16, 2008

    Hopefully that'll be me soon, too! Now that I'm certified in RI I plan to send out my NC certification tomorrow. I'm actually moving there the middle of February. So excited!
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. EdEd,
  2. futuremathsprof,
  3. TeacherNY,
  4. MissCeliaB,
  5. SpecialPreskoo,
  6. MrsC
Total: 416 (members: 7, guests: 388, robots: 21)
test