My certificate expires in June of this year. I need 17 credit hours (from a total of 280) left to get it renewed.
I have NO desire to go back into teaching. My DH thinks that I need to keep my certificate current in the event something happened with his job and I needed to go back to work. Here is the deal. Once I get those 17 hours, pay the state $200.00 for the renewal...I then have 4 more years to earn 280 more credit hours to renew THAT certificate!
I have another baby coming in 2 months, am starting to have complications and just do not see how I am going to be able to attend seminars here and there to earn those 17 hours. Frankly I could care less if I go back into teaching...a passion of mine...until parents started to lose responsbility for their own child, made the job miserable and pointed the finger at us teachers for "the problems of their child!' Being a mom now, I just do not want to be in that enviroment.
What would you do if you were in my situation.