The fact that I could possibly impact a young person’s life is exciting to me. I do not want letter grades to be as important as growing characteristics in a student. My primary reason why I have decided to pursue this career is because I feel the strong desire to positively influence and educate children. I feel that one of the major satisfactions of being a teacher is to enrich a student’s life. This is a very profound and satisfying way to spend a day at work. I recognize that patience, understanding, compassion, and sensitivity are essential to this profession, which I am wholeheartedly prepared to provide.
The ability to learn is one of the most important developments of humanity. My experiences as a tutor, soccer coach, and daycare educator have reinforced my desire to be a teacher. I believe that my different academic and volunteer experiences as well as my overall personality make me a qualified candidate for a career in education. I know that the teaching profession is an ideal fit for me.
My academic experiences, volunteer experiences as well as my experience in the workforce have fostered a tremendous personal drive, and have helped me to become an independent, self-sufficient, and hardworking individual. I have worked part-time, with a full course load during every semester, and have maintained a B average. My experiences have taught me a great deal of discipline and time management, which are essential in the teaching profession. Balancing numerous activities with my school life, family, and social life has provided me with a lot of experience with prioritization and has made me very efficient. I am greatly concerned about my community, and feel that as a teacher, I will be able to give something back. In my third year as a Human Development student at California State East Bay, I had the opportunity of undergoing a full semester of field experience as part of a pilot project. I was responsible for planning and implementing stimulating lessons for a class with diverse needs.
Finally, due to this exceptionally beneficial experience, I have learned many strategies and methods that will help me grow as a teacher and in return benefit my students.
I have the ability to adapt my teaching method in order to fit the needs of the learner. Problem solving is another skill that is crucial to being a good teacher. I have learned through experience that there is always more than one way to solve a problem. If I cannot solve a problem using my own resources, I will talk to other individuals in the field to get new ideas, and consult current research. I believe that I possess insight and determination that I can offer to my students. I would be an asset to the school and ultimately an asset to the profession. I believe that I will be able to help all my students reach their optimal potential.
I would like to use my experience and skills to grow and become a motivating teacher through your program. I want to be an enthusiastic, personable, and a creative teacher for our children of the future.