Hitting the books again...sorta.
Despite the fact that :
A. I was certified and taught middle school in Massachussets for 2 years AND
B. I passed all proper tests to be certified to teach middle and high school in New Jersey for the four years that I taught there, AND
C. I taught 6th - 9th grade at a charter school in Minnesota for 2 years AND
D. I now have my Masters Degree in English Curriculum and Instruction,
according to the state of Minnesota, I'm not actually qualifed to teach all the grades in middle school.
Apparently, I have one class, The American Middle School, that I must pass to earn my middle school certification in "Communication Arts." It's offered this fall, and is taught by a middle school principal in the area.
With nothing else pending at the moment, I decided to go ahead and register. So yes, I'm a student...again!