Some things happen in our lives unexpectedly. We haven’t planned about it but before you know it, it’s in front of you already. That’s how I get into CTP Course.
So what’s this CTP Course all about? I keep talking about it on my tweets and blog.
Certificate in Teaching Program (CTP)
The Certificate in Teaching Program (CTP) is one of the programs offered in the College of Education under the Professional Education Department. This program consists of 18 units of professional education courses that will be taken by graduates of non-education degrees to qualify for the Licensure Examination for Teachers. (CTP definition via DLSU-D)
The 18 units teaching program
I understand it as a course under the college of education. It can be taken by non education graduates who are planning to be a teacher. After finishing a course, you will be allowed to take the Licensure exam for teachers. You will be only called a professional teacher if you pass the LET. Having the license will give you more opportunities to teach in any kind of school. You can teach in universities (college level), Senior High School and most of all the Basic Education level. You will also be exempted to take Civil Service Exam if you pass LET. Wow! It’s hitting 2 birds in one stone.
The challenge of work and study
I remember the time when I asked my mom if I can take a Masteral Degree. That time I was only a part time blogger who doesn’t earn decently. ( No 15th – 30th regular salary) She told me that they cannot support me financially so I need to employ myself somewhere to earn money. Actually, when I was in college I wouldn’t be admitted to DLSU-D if I didn’t have the scholarship. In short, I am not born in a rich family. Everything that I need I must do it with my own effort. I always need to work hard for it. I am getting used to be independent in that way. Now I am even paying for a house we bought already but have a debt that is not paid by my cousins who lived there for a long time. Sigh! Sorry for this sentiments!
Ok same thing. In my CTP Course, I need to finance it by myself. I need to take it because it’s a probation requirement for the school I am working. It’s also a wiser choice because I can see that it will benefit me a lot in the future. So go for it!
I attend classes from 8am to 6pm in the university every Saturday . It started from June 2015 and ended April 2016. I work from Monday to Friday so technically my break is only Sunday. My friend asked me if it is difficult to do that. She can’t imagine managing those two things at a time. I accepted the challenge. I survived. Therefore, it’s possible. I even have a classmate who is pregnant but was still able to manage everything. The key there is to condition your mind and believe that you can do it. And of course, ask God for wisdom. 🙂
I was able to go out to the world again. This time, it’s hard for me to trust. I actually said to myself that I might find it hard to make friends again. But then, I was wrong. It was right to be enrolled in this class. I also felt right to meet my classmates here. I must say that I enjoyed my graduate school better than my undergraduate classes. I think it is because there’s less pressure and no competition. What I love here was meeting classmates who are already professionals from different fields. There’s always diversity in discussions. I love learning new things. I am learning more than what I expected. Our professors are also considerate especially with my absences. Here, I felt the spirit of communion. 🙂
I never thought of Graduate School tiring and difficult. I enjoyed my experience. It was inspiring and motivating to reach for your dreams. I actually look forward to every Saturdays. Haha! I will claim that my CTP experience is worth the time, effort and money. It’s one of the things that I will treasure. It’s one of the best choices that I made. 🙂 #lifelonglearning #educators #progressivism