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Next Teaching Adventure: Alaska?

Wow it has been over a year since I last posted to my blog. The time has really flown by. I have been back in the US since then working on becoming a certified teacher. I am enjoying the process so far, but I am only half way through with the program.

I chose to do the Teacher Ready program through the University of West Florida because it is online and the student teaching portion of the program is not as lengthy as others. I spend a few hours a week in a classroom while I do my work online and eventually build up to teach for a week in my classroom.

Right now I am on break since school is out for the summer. But I’ve still been busy. I am also working on my master’s degree in history, which is the subject I want to teach.

I return to the program in August and will finish up sometime in November. I can’t wait to be done and I finish at a good time it seems. Even though I will not immediately be fully certified, there are waits for the state and things like fingerprinting, I will be certified in time for the big job hunt for the 2015-2016 school year. It may be a full year away but it will go by quick I am sure.

I am back where I call home, Texas. I’ve missed Texas a lot. To me it is the greatest place with the greatest people. Not to say there are not other great places though. With that said, I am not 100% sure I will stay here. I am missing adventure and actually looking into teaching in another huge state, Alaska.

I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska, especially since I have become interested in photography. It looks like a beautiful place, and I think it would be fun to live there for a year, or two, or who knows how long. I have another year to finish up my teaching program and then decide where I want to live, but Alaska is high on the list for sure.

I think what I will be doing is just looking all over the place for a good teaching job and going wherever the job takes me. I have nothing really holding me down in Texas. I love it here and this is where most of my friends are, but I’m open to go just about anywhere.

I mean who wouldn’t want to wake up and see this every morning while enjoying a nice cup of coffee.



It is still a ways away, but Alaska is definitely a possibility in the future.


About Eric Bynum
I taught ESL for three years in South Korea and now I am looking to set out on a new journey after just finishing my teaching certification in the US. I hope to continue teaching and traveling and you can follow his journeys here.

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