Elizabeth's Career Plan

High School English Teacher

Career Goal Part One: Becoming a High School English Teacher

Overview- High school teachers teach specific subjucts to people between the ages of 13-18 years of age.  I would choose to teach English and I would be an AFS sponser.

Skills and Intersets- High school teachers have to good communication skills, reasoning and problem sloving skills, they need to be able to manage time and others, and they need to be able to work with ohters.  They also need to have a passion for kids and have their best interests at heart.  Because I want to teach English I would also have to do well and be interseted in that subject.

Working Conditions- I would be working inside at a high school.  I will have to work with others and be accurate in what I do.  I will work regular hours and there will be day where I will work over time, but it can be from the comfort of my own home.

Wages and Outlook- Most teachers in Minnesota earn $48,230 a year.  In the U.S. most teachers make $44,350.  Both in the U.S. and Minnesota the outlook for teaching is very large and the openings are very high.

Related Occupations- English teacher, School Counselors, History teachers, coaches, etc.

Career Goal Part Two: Studying Education

Program Overview- Education teaches people thoeries of learning and teaching.

Program Admission- You need to earn good grades in school, complete core education classes, personal interview, personal statement, and required general education credits.

Typical Course Work-  To name a few; Methods of Teahing, Adolescent Psychology, Classroom Management, and Fundamentals of Human Development.

Related Programs-  Writing, Educational Psychology, Higher Education, Administration, and Teaching.

Schools offering this program- North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota.  There are a lot of school that offer education as a major but NDSU is the school I will be attending this fall!  I am very excited!

Career Goal Part Three: Going to North Dakota State University for College

Size and Location- NDSU is located in the lovely Fargo, North Dakota.  Around 105,819 people live in the city and the school is larger than Minnesota State University but smaller than the University of Minnesota.

Admission Requirements-  You are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA, a 21 or above on the ACT, and be in the top half of your class.

College Expenses- Tuition for a Minnesota resident is $6,135, room is $3,226, and board if about $3,684.  If you add all of this plus books and such you are looking at about $14,263.

Financial Aid- You need to fill in your FAFSA application by March 15, 2013.  There are also many scholarships that you can apply for like the Presidential Scholarship and the Freshmen Scholarship.

Housing-  You can live in a co-ed dorm or guys can go to an all male dorm and women can go to an all female dorm.  There are also learning communities that people can live in.  And you can either have the basic meal plan of the elite meal plan.  Basic allows you to eat as much as you want but only get three guest passes and the elite plan allows you to eat as much as you want but with nine guest passes and some credit towards food that you can get at the Bison Mart.

Activities-  NDSU has a wide variety of activities like sports, clubs, sororities/fraternities, and intramural sports.  NDSU has so much to offer and I can't wait to explore it!

How I Plan to Reach My Goals

My plan is simple.  I will work hard in all of my classes to get good grades.  I have already been accepted into NDSU so now all I have to do is finsh high school, apply for scholarships, and work hard in college.  I know I can do it and I can't wait to start my new adventure, but I'm happy being a senior for now.

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