Thanks ladies!!!!! I truly appreciate the advice and suggestions from each of you. Unfortunately, my school has given me ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!! Seriously, no text book or anything at all. Its primarily because I am enrolling in a certification program as I am not certified to teach at the moment. Georgia has an alternate certification program for those wanting to teach, but did not receive a teaching certification in undergrad or masters. Im basically waiting for my final acceptance letter from the program. Once I receive the notification and official offer of employment, I will be starting the next day. I plan on going to the school on Monday to sneak around and do some observations. lol... I just dont want to go in completely blind. I hope to be able to sit in on one of the other science classes just to see how the classes are structured and the behavior of the students.
Im also a bit nervous about my options after teaching as many of the rules and regulations have changed here in Georgia. I'll be able to receive compensation for having a masters, but Georgia does not pay teachers for having a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership unless youre working in a Leadership position. Im hoping I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE teaching, but what other options do I have with my education (BS in Biology, MaEd in Higher Education, and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership) and some teaching experience? I just want to make sure I get the maximum return on my investment. LOL. For Peetes sake, Ive been in school for 20 of my 25 years on earth.! LOL