Hi guys! I was just browsing the net and came across this forum. Im having a difficult time really grasping my situation right now...so I thought I'd look for advice from people who are in/have been in my situation...So, here goes.
I just turned 25 years old (2 days ago). I finished my Bachelors Degree in Biology in 2010, Masters in Feb 2012, and I am now in my first year of my doctorate program. Although I still have 3 years left to finish my doctorate program I came up with the bright idea that I should be getting some "real world" experience while finishing up my education. I have been on FULL academic scholarship (complete with a pretty decent stipend) that has funded my full education and kept my bills paid since starting college...But now I'm sick of sitting at home and being bored day in and day out...Long story short, I was offered a job as a High School Science teacher at an inner city school. The inner city part really doesn't scare me too much as I am a product of this type of school myself. The part that does scare me is the fact that I am starting well into the second semester of school (Mid January), with no materials, and completely unprepared. Im not sure what to do. I am starting to become very stressed, depressed, and worried as my first day is approaching. I keep asking myself "What if I dont like it?", "What if the kids hate me?", "What if the admin/teachers hate me/are mean to me?", "How will I get through the remainder of the year?", "What do I do if teaching is not for me?" Anyone have any advice for me as I prepare for my first day as a new teacher in the middle of the school year? What other options are out there if teaching doesn't work out? HELP!
-Nervous Teacher To Be
BTW my Masters is in Higher Education and Doctorate is a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership if that helps....