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STUDENT TEACHER, IN-DEPTH: The Kids Are Hilarious

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Ashley, a student teacher, describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and her work-life balance. She tells us that she loves working with kids because they have hilarious and great responses to what she teaches them. Her work-life balance is quite hectic currently because she is simultaneously going to school and working full time, but it will all be worth it in the end to have a career and 3 months off a year.

Degree: English Language and Literature
Job Title: Student Teacher
Employer: Redwood Heights Elementary School

Job Summary: Special Education Teachers, All Others

Job Description

Special education teachers.

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Variable.

Certification Requirement
Different states have varying certification requirements.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$45,000 - $65,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
8 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Empathy, Patience, People skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
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m='13230'>And</span> <span m='13790'>just</span> <span m='14020'>the</span> <span m='14120'>weird</span> <span m='14420'>stuff</span> <span m='14660'>that</span> <span m='14800'>happens,</span> <span m='15290'>it's</span> <span m='15460'>just</span> <span m='16050'>so</span> <span m='16400'>entertaining</span> <span m='17440'>to</span> <span m='17560'>be</span> <span m='18160'>26--</span> <span m='18740'>and</span> <span m='19680'>it's</span> <span m='19810'>such</span> <span m='19990'>a</span> <span m='20050'>privilege</span> <span m='20500'>to</span> <span m='20610'>work</span> <span m='20760'>with</span> <span m='20880'>all</span> <span m='20980'>these</span> <span m='21120'>kids.</span> </p><p><span m='21950'>I</span> <span m='22130'>would</span> <span m='22400'>say</span> <span m='23050'>balancing</span> <span m='23940'>everything,</span> <span m='24820'>because</span> <span m='25540'>as</span> <span m='25750'>a</span> <span m='25820'>teacher</span> <span m='26400'>a</span> <span m='26540'>lot</span> <span m='26970'>is</span> <span m='27240'>put</span> <span m='27310'>on you.</span> <span m='27720'>You</span> <span m='27930'>are</span> <span m='29490'>expected</span> <span m='30120'>to</span> <span m='30400'>not</span> <span m='30610'>only</span> <span m='31140'>be</span> <span m='31950'>an</span> <span m='32159'>educator,</span> <span m='32810'>but</span> <span m='32980'>you're</span> <span m='33210'>like</span> <span m='33450'>a</span> <span m='33510'>counselor.</span> <span m='34190'>You're</span> <span m='35710'>a</span> <span m='35830'>liaison</span> <span m='36440'>between</span> <span m='37020'>the</span> <span m='37130'>child</span> <span m='37590'>and</span> <span m='37770'>family,</span> <span m='38280'>you're</span> <span m='38360'>also</span> <span m='38660'>advocating</span> <span m='39260'>for</span> <span m='39390'>them</span> <span m='39810'>with</span> <span m='40000'>the</span> <span m='40060'>district</span> <span m='40530'>if</span> <span m='41000'>the kid</span> <span m='41190'>has a</span> <span m='41210'>disability.</span> <span m='42320'>So you</span> <span m='42510'>really</span> <span m='42780'>have</span> <span m='43000'>to--</span> <span m='43410'>if</span> <span m='43520'>you</span> <span m='44140'>want</span> <span m='44330'>to</span> <span m='44390'>do</span> <span m='44470'>your</span> <span m='44610'>job</span> <span m='44850'>well</span> <span m='45020'>you</span> <span m='45230'>really</span> <span m='45460'>have</span> <span m='45630'>to</span> <span m='45720'>go</span> <span m='46490'>above</span> <span m='46790'>and</span> <span m='46900'>beyond.</span> <span m='47560'>And</span> <span m='47840'>it</span> <span m='47930'>requires</span> <span m='48590'>a</span> <span m='48710'>lot</span> <span m='49370'>so</span> <span m='49730'>it's</span> <span m='49960'>really</span> <span m='50280'>exhausting.</span> </p><p><span m='51240'>I</span> <span m='51570'>applied</span> <span m='52210'>to</span> <span m='52300'>grad</span> <span m='52680'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='52945'>[INAUDIBLE]?</span> </p><p><span m='53740'>I</span> <span m='53980'>just</span> <span m='54395'>applied.</span> <span m='56970'>I</span> <span m='57140'>think</span> <span m='57440'>I</span> <span m='57560'>wouldn't</span> <span m='57870'>be</span> <span m='58000'>there</span> <span m='58260'>unless</span> <span m='58570'>I</span> <span m='58910'>didn't</span> <span m='59110'>get</span> <span m='59230'>my</span> <span m='59520'>degree,</span> <span m='59740'>so</span> <span m='60120'>obviously</span> <span m='60600'>getting</span> <span m='60970'>your</span> <span m='61230'>undergraduate</span> <span m='61770'>degree--</span> <span m='62010'>doesn't</span> <span m='62240'>matter</span> <span m='62460'>what it's</span> <span m='62850'>in,</span> <span m='63190'>but</span> <span m='63520'>that</span> <span m='63830'>is</span> <span m='64290'>so</span> <span m='64480'>important.</span> <span m='64900'>Just</span> <span m='65190'>get</span> <span m='65370'>it,</span> <span m='65540'>get</span> <span m='65880'>it</span> <span m='66220'>done,</span> <span m='66560'>and</span> <span m='66740'>then</span> <span m='67540'>you</span> <span m='67680'>can</span> <span m='67850'>figure</span> <span m='68120'>out</span> <span m='68240'>where</span> <span m='68340'>you</span> <span m='68480'>want</span> <span m='68630'>to</span> <span m='68680'>go</span> <span m='68840'>from</span> <span m='69060'>there.</span> <span m='69180'>You</span> <span m='69310'>don't</span> <span m='69450'>have</span> <span m='69630'>to</span> <span m='69710'>have</span> <span m='69940'>everything</span> <span m='70330'>figured</span> <span m='70670'>out,</span> <span m='70990'>but</span> <span m='71400'>that</span> <span m='71590'>was</span> <span m='71740'>definitely</span> <span m='73150'>the</span> <span m='73260'>most</span> <span m='73600'>important</span> <span m='73960'>thing</span> <span m='74100'>for</span> <span m='74430'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='74770'>No,</span> <span m='75180'>it's</span> <span m='75420'>not</span> <span m='75620'>hard.</span> <span m='77800'>It's</span> <span m='78110'>competitive,</span> <span m='78860'>but</span> <span m='79870'>if</span> <span m='79970'>you</span> <span m='80100'>just</span> <span m='80320'>keep</span> <span m='80510'>showing</span> <span m='80980'>up,</span> <span m='81640'>and</span> <span m='81910'>sticking</span> <span m='82290'>with</span> <span m='82520'>it,</span> <span m='82800'>and</span> <span m='84470'>don't</span> <span m='84680'>give</span> <span m='84890'>up,</span> <span m='85120'>and</span> <span m='85300'>keep</span> <span m='85490'>applying</span> <span m='85900'>yourself,</span> <span m='86360'>and</span> <span m='86500'>keep</span> <span m='86720'>just</span> <span m='87360'>showing</span> <span m='87710'>up and</span> <span m='87830'>being</span> <span m='88160'>who</span> <span m='88290'>you</span> <span m='88470'>are,</span> <span m='88910'>something</span> <span m='89200'>is going</span> <span m='89320'>to come</span> <span m='89540'>around.</span> <span m='90100'>So</span> <span m='90810'>just</span> <span m='90980'>don't</span> <span m='91210'>get</span> <span m='91380'>discouraged.</span> </p><p><span m='92510'>My</span> <span m='92690'>work</span> <span m='93100'>life</span> <span m='93320'>balance</span> <span m='93840'>is</span> <span m='94070'>crazy.</span> <span m='94720'>Right</span> <span m='94980'>now</span> <span m='95240'>it's</span> <span m='95440'>because</span> <span m='95720'>I'm</span> <span m='95860'>a</span> <span m='95920'>student,</span> <span m='96380'>and</span> <span m='96590'>I'm</span> <span m='96720'>also</span> <span m='96980'>teaching</span> <span m='97530'>almost</span> <span m='97870'>full-time.</span> <span m='98870'>So</span> <span m='100810'>there</span> <span m='100990'>really</span> <span m='101320'>isn't</span> <span m='101620'>much</span> <span m='101840'>of</span> <span m='101940'>a</span> <span m='102000'>balance.</span> <span m='102670'>Right</span> <span m='102930'>now</span> <span m='103100'>I</span> <span m='103180'>mean--</span> <span m='103820'>Saturdays</span> <span m='104810'>I</span> <span m='104920'>have</span> <span m='105210'>off,</span> <span m='105750'>Sundays</span> <span m='105970'>I</span> <span m='106100'>usually</span> <span m='106640'>start</span> <span m='107260'>back</span> <span m='107560'>on</span> <span m='107780'>school--</span> <span m='108350'>getting</span> <span m='108580'>school</span> <span m='108900'>stuff</span> <span m='109220'>done.</span> <span m='110050'>And</span> <span m='110220'>then</span> <span m='110410'>Monday</span> <span m='110660'>through</span> <span m='110810'>Friday</span> <span m='111485'>I</span> <span m='112530'>work</span> <span m='112790'>and</span> <span m='113050'>go</span> <span m='113190'>to</span> <span m='113260'>school</span> <span m='113700'>five</span> <span m='113970'>days</span> <span m='114200'>a</span> <span m='114280'>week.</span> </p><p><span m='114600'>So</span> <span m='115310'>it's</span> <span m='115540'>tough.</span> <span m='115870'>But</span> <span m='116040'>it's</span> <span m='116180'>worth</span> <span m='116470'>it,</span> <span m='116600'>because</span> <span m='117350'>in</span> <span m='117470'>the</span> <span m='117570'>future</span> <span m='118460'>I'm</span> <span m='118600'>going</span> <span m='118720'>to</span> <span m='118770'>have</span> <span m='119280'>three</span> <span m='119470'>months</span> <span m='119720'>off</span> <span m='119980'>a</span> <span m='120070'>year,</span> <span m='120850'>I'm</span> <span m='121050'>going to</span> <span m='121080'>have</span> <span m='121340'>a</span> <span m='121380'>rewarding</span> <span m='121990'>career</span> <span m='122370'>that</span> <span m='122820'>I</span> <span m='122950'>love,</span> <span m='123810'>I'm</span> <span m='124010'>going</span> <span m='124090'>to</span> <span m='124180'>be</span> <span m='124350'>changing</span> <span m='124930'>kids</span> <span m='125250'>lives,</span> <span m='125720'>and</span> <span m='125870'>doing</span> <span m='126110'>what</span> <span m='126250'>I</span> <span m='126340'>love</span> <span m='126560'>to</span> <span m='126680'>do.</span> <span m='126770'>So</span> <span m='127460'>it's</span> <span m='127660'>worth</span> <span m='127890'>paying the dues.</span> </p>","file":{"id":361884,"video_id":"3248802770001","name":"2111-Ashley-StudentTeacher2 In-depth","duration":129359,"thumbnail_url":null}});