Gotta love the new objectives being passed by TEA every year (sarcastic tone forsure). My school is changing around my curriculum, and they want clearly defined pathways. Meaning there is a lot more being asked of me as a teacher(as well as others). We get a small raise, and now they’re demanding all this extra stuff in return.
My boss told me I should be okay with my current certification, but things may change in the near future. Meaning I should probably get my computer science certification for extra job security (oh joy). Not all teachers are required to do this, it’s just because of the advanced classes I teach. Really in the end it’s worth it, I love the students I have, and my program here continues to grow with the help of many outside and in district resources.
So in the next coming months I will be studying for the Computer Science 8-12 exam. And will keep you posted on what it’s like, how hard it is, and ways to pass it.
*** I plan to take this exam early January 2020. I will offer a study guide right after. If you are interested in such a guide, please fill out this Google Form, so that I may contact you when I am finished with it. Best of luck!