What is your motivation for obtaining your degree?
When I signed up to be a teacher, I signed up to be a lifelong learner. My simple goal is to continue learning and striving to reach my students in the best way possible! This seemed like the best time to do it – after I have a few years of teaching under my belt and my passion is higher than ever!
Why did you choose Averett’s Graduate & Professional Studies Program?
I chose Averett because of the length of the program, the easy accessibility, and the content within the program. The program is a quick 18 months, with each class being 6 weeks long and it honestly seemed like the perfect fit for me at this point in my life! I knew it would be a long enough length of time that I’d learn things well and be able to dig deep into the curriculum, but it also was short enough that I won’t burn out on school. Being a teacher all day can do that to you! I also really appreciate that it’s solely online!
My life as a Kindergarten teacher is go, go, go all day but I almost always have the internet at my fingertips! I can work on my schooling at night before I go to bed, while supper is in the oven, or even during a couple minutes while I’m eating breakfast. If I’m a car passenger, I use that time to respond to discussion posts and work on other things. It’s been work, but it’s also been an easy transition into schooling again because of the ease of access. I also was impressed with the content and classes within my program. I’m really excited to take classes that emphasize who I am as an educator, and I think that makes Averett special!
Please share one tip for your fellow classmates and future AU students:
Take it one day at a time!
What helps to keep you motivated while you are in the program?
Each course is only 6 weeks and these days it seems like the weeks fly by quickly! The motivation comes from each week completion that adds up to each course completion. I feel like I’m making progress because six weeks isn’t long and my courses change more frequently! Motivation also stems from the set-up of the course. It’s almost as if there is a checklist on Moodle for each week and I find pure enjoyment in crossing those “to-do’s” off!
What is your anticipated Date of Graduation?
Averett University, Class of 2018