One of the greatest opportunities NMT has given me is the option to earn my teaching license through an Alternative Licensure Program. While completing my engineering degree I can take classes in education to earn my license.
As part of one of my education classes, I have been given an assignment to observe teachers in the classroom and substitute teach for credit. After earning my substitute teaching license I finally stepped foot in the classroom today and taught for the first time at the local high school. I couldn’t have started my teaching career off on a better day. The students were excited to be in school because of an upcoming football game and everyone shone with pride for their school during the pep rally. I was able to interact with students and practice fundamental skills I have learned at New Mexico Tech.
I am beyond elated to have been given this opportunity to learn and forward my career outside of school.