“Kung gusto mo talagang magturo sa High School e pwede ka namang pumasok sa School ng kamag-anak natin. Tatanggapin ka naman do’n sigurado kahit hindi eduction ang natapos mo. Hindi mo na kailangan pang mahirapan dyan sa online studies mo.”
The statement above was exactly the words I’ve heard twice from my mom every time I share my experiences to her as a DE student of UPOU. Hindi ko alam kung matutuwa ba ako dahil trabaho na agad ito na pinapangarap ko, o medyo mag-aalinlangan sa kakayahan ko kung sakaling tanggapin ko nga. Truly, I consider myself competent and qualified enough to teach in the secondary level of basic education. My experience in teaching in a review center is somehow similar to the picture of being a school teacher. In addition, based on the new provisions of contained in the K-12 program act, I can enter the teaching profession even without passing the LET provided that I will be working on a part-time basis.
However, I’m looking on the positive side of gaining more professional competence in the field I’m going to enter. I know there’s still a lot to attain. And I am more than willing to hone my skills further as I believe not only me will benefit on this, but more importantly my future students. For me, to be a teacher is to be dedicated in delivering quality education among young learners. It is far more than providing knowledge or whatever it is that is supposed to be provided. It’s indeed a passion of creating fruitful and productive learning opportunities for many, so that we can help them reach their fullest potentials. Undoubtedly, teaching is the noblest profession.
So, to answer my mom’s suggestion, I would still prefer to continue my journey here in UPOU as a learner. I know the program still has lots to offer to us. Within few weeks of studying, I already gained many points of understanding. I’m even more excited for the coming activities and topics. Challenging it may seem, but I’m more than willing to face it with all my capacities. I know I’m not alone with this battle. The support of my DE classmates is really one good thing. I know we can make it. And I hope everyone will finish the race. After all, we’re doing this for the glory of God Almighty.
May God bless us all! Happy learning! 😀