DWC Day 11: What Is Your School Status?

Day 11: What is your school status?
Oh geeze. This is the post that is gonna make me feel all kinds of old. School status. Well, anybody reading this knows that I graduated high school (2004), moved to Springfield, MO and started out at Southwest Missouri State University in August of 2004. In August of 2005, the school changed its name to Missouri State University, and I graduated there with a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle School Education in Language Arts and Social Studies in 2009. Then, I just kept on going and in 2011 earned a Master of Science degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education. 
I think it was kind of a double edged sword. I do enjoy that my Master’s degree was completely paid for except for the books; however, it took me three years after graduating with that degree to find a job in my field, which is where I’m working now at Winston-Salem State University (very unhappily I might add). I returned to a single class during this past Summer to get my teaching certificate renewed, and I was offered this job so quickly and the transition happened so quickly that I didn’t have time to finish that process. I’ll be doing that when I come home for the holidays hopefully. There’s only one more part left, and I should have a renewed teaching certificate on its way in the mail. 
I intend to use that to aid my job search to get back to Missouri. I’ll be applying for both Student Affairs jobs and teaching positions in Missouri, and hopefully I’ll be able to find something to get my out of North Carolina. 🙂
This post is short and sweet. 
~Joshua

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