Friday, October 12, 2007

What Do You Think about. . .

It's registration time for next semester (I can't believe it- the semester is flying by!) and as I was going over my degree planning sheet, I came across something that I'm still not sure how to interpret. I found out that ALL Special Education majors also graduate with a certification in Elementary Education. Now, for those who may not know, Special Ed. is a K-12 certification, meaning I can teach any grade level but only in Special Ed. Elementary is specifically for grades 2-5, and I would LOVE to have this additional certification because then I wouldn't be limited to only being able to teach Special Ed. The problem lies in that I have a feeling I need to take some additional methods courses (i.e. how to teach) in science and social studies. I'm not sure, and when I went to ask the degree planning person, she is out-of-town until next Wednesday. The suspense is killing me, especially because I was hoping to complete my student-teaching next year and graduate. Additional courses may put me behind another semester, and that causes some anxiety. Like I said, I'm not sure how I feel about this. . .

On a different note, TJ had an endoscopy done yesterday to try to find the source of pain he's been experiencing since January 2006. The test revealed a hernia, but the doctor said it's small and probably not the cause of his troubles. On the one hand, the news is good because everything looks good in his digestive system. On the other hand, still no definitive answer, meaning more tests. He will be scheduling an MRI soon, so pray we will get an answer. I hate to see my husband suffer, and although he's a very strong man, his side causes him great pain and discomfort.