As most of you know, I am finishing my Masters of Education and have one class left. An M.Ed. consists of ten courses – with the first course being an intro to research, then eight courses (most in organization/administration for my concentration) and finally a course where you write a fairly large paper (but not a research thesis). I have taken a mix of in-class and online courses, but mainly prefer online because it is more flexible with time. Although the in-class courses are just one night class a week during the regular semester. All I have left to do is the paper writing course. What I’ve heard from most people is that the course is “you show up once, write a paper and then come back at the end” style of course.
I found out today that this is not the case for my particular section of the course. When I registered for this session, I read that there were only two options for the last course – in-class during May/June, two times a week or July, every night but Friday’s. Since I teach summer school, I really did not feel like registering for a course and then being inside all day. I also want to get this course done as quickly as possible and be done with everything. It figures that the university does not offer an online course during Spring/Summer sessions (which are condensed) but offers it during the Fall/Winter sessions when you only have to go to class once a week.I wrote in this post that I was done with classes – I was wrong!
So to kind of figure things out – I emailed the professor to ask about the schedule and he sent me the course outline. I read through it, cursed a couple of times about having to be downtown 2x a week for the next three weeks, and then zoomed into the class #1 date – MAY 1ST. The new semester starts tomorrow, not next Monday. I totally thought the class started next Tuesday! I would have looked like a complete moron showing up next week. This also means I am probably not going to be coaching for at least the next three weeks – colour me disappointed!
So off I go to class once again. Look out for lecture dinner tweets, complaints about being bored and instagram shots of my notebook!