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#756 - 09/10/2005 09:00 AM Teacher's Aide wants to be the teacher
Now90 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/2005
I've been a stay-at-home mom for a LONG time. I just recently began working outside the home (at 37 years OLD! eek ) as a teacher's aide for high school special education which I love but...

Can I go to school to earn a degree so I can eventually be the teacher while I work as an assistant? Finances won't allow me to give up my job, but I really want to advance at some point.

Is is possible and if so, how?

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#757 - 09/10/2005 19:32 PM Re: Teacher's Aide wants to be the teacher
jjstyles Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/2005
Loc: heartland
I can totally relate with. I am a 33yr old mother of three and I have been a stay at home mom forever I think. My youngest just entered K, so I've finally enrolled in school fulltime. Although I'm not working too, like you are. My husband works full time, but works away from home and is only home on weekends. It's really tough balancing school work, housework, and kids homework. Not to mention I haven't done any of this studying stuff for about 15 yrs! But when it comes down to it, I really want to do something for myself now. Does that sound selfish? I guess in response to your post, I'm sure it's possible for you to achieve all you want to do. It'll just mean giving up some things. I think for all of us returing to school, or just starting like myself, whether you achieve your goals or not determines on how much you want it.
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#758 - 09/11/2005 13:03 PM Re: Teacher's Aide wants to be the teacher
Now90 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 09/10/2005
I know, I feel selfish everytime I think of spending the money to go back to school...but, I really want to be something more than what I am. Okay, now I feel ungrateful for not being satisfied with what I have....

I've got the "mommy guilts" down pat!! wink

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