April 18, 2004
A while back, I was grumbling about the hurdles placed for those who desire to teach. ETS is a demonic testing agency that has a monopoly on testing individuals to insure they are "certified" to teach. Teachers in training are required to take 3 exams. The first exam, the PRAXIS I, is a 3 part general knowledge exam. It is an exam required to gain entry in a program called Transition to Teaching, an alternative certification program for people who desire to teach special kids. I passed. I am horrible at taking standardized exams, so this is a big deal for me. I did wicked good as a matter of fact. Sometime in August is the final interview for the program. I'm one step closer.