One day I will go back to school for my teaching degree. I want to become an early childhood educator, for preschool and kindergarten, with a masters in gifted education. Then I want to eventually start my own school in my home for 4 or 5 students per class, the classes will be a half days for preschool every other day in the morning and kindergarten every afternoon. I think it will be fun.
Mine is very different. My Mom withdrew me from school when I was 15y/o & in the 9Th grade, she never enrolled me into another school (I was pregnant with my oldest at the time). without knowing it my parents unschooled me (it was only when I started learning about homeschooling & unschooling that this realization came to me). I have always loved to learn, I was the kid that questioned everything & always wanted more information & was never satisfied with the answers given. So it wasn't a big surprise that after leaving school was when I really started to want to read classic books & know history & understand science. I am self taught in everything I have learned in the last 20 1/2 years. I have no desire to ever sit in a classroom to be taught by another person those things that I can pursue & learn myself.
I have a bachelors degree and started working on my masters in education. I just stopped this past December. I then turned 30 and realized how much I enjoy NOT being in school! I was in school for sooooo long. And now we have made the decision to homeschool (my kids will be going into 5th and 6th grades)...I'm not sure I will ever go back to finish my MEd. I was getting it so I could get certified and teach, but I am not sure I really want to work in ps anymore, I have been doing it or 5 years (2 as a sub and this is my third as a para) and I don't like what I am seeing so I think it's something I probably won't go back to.
I would love to open my own preschool some day...I am qualified to do so, but not financially ready for that. We'll see what happens.