After four years of persuing an undergraduate degree in English/Creative Writing and an endorsement for English as a Second Language, I’ve signed myself up for an intensive, year-long program that serves the dual purpose of earning a graduate level Master’s degree for secondary education and providing hands-on, classroom experience through a three-rotation internship in a local school district. The Master of Arts in Teaching will help me gain the confidence needed to become a certified, secondary-level teacher. Those who have gone before me say that this will be the most stressful year that I have yet endured in my pursuit of higher education, but that once out of the crucible, I will be greatful for the experience. I have set up this site so that I can document and share the events of this year. Advice and encouragement are always welcome, and I hope that the learning will be mutual. Cheers to a new adventure!