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September 1st, 2011, 01:03 PM
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I am l--l close to snapping at the program directors at my college. Literally about to snap. I am so frustrated I don't even know where to turn.

So I am an English major, Secondary Education minor. I've had some serious setbacks with a brain injury, a pregnancy, 2 cases of bells palsy, but YAY... I am about to go into student teaching and graduate! All is well, I'm about to graduate. This is all that matters. I have worked my *** off and done what needs to be done to accomplish what I feel is my calling in life.

So, this culmination of crap over the past year has brought me to my near snapping point though.

I do not chronically miss class. Never have. In fact, I hobbled my *** to class when on modified bed rest. When I missed class for migraine that had me in tears, knocked out cold on meds my professor said "I get headaches too but you don't see me using that as an excuse." Despite never missing a class before, and bringing in a note telling her I have a headache disorder. When I forgot the order of something the teacher said (the semester after a brain injury, which effected my memory) I was belittled in front of the entire class by my professor to the point I almost walked out after feeling like a freaking ******* for not remembering how to hook up MY computer for HER presentation.

So this is an example of my lovely college.

Well, I am near the end. I have been trying to turn in my forms for student teaching to no avail. Something keeps happening. One time, the wrong GPA form was turned in. Despite me downloading the form from the student teaching site. Then, my adviser didn't know which form I was talking about, despite it being downloaded straight from the student teaching site. She had to "research which form I was talking about." She told me to come in and meet with her and we would have a little chat.

So today I meet with her, and I am just pulling my hair out. We go over my papers, and we start going over my academic record. Well she still doesn't know what the one form is. So that is still in limbo. I am just going to keep holding onto that and turn it in with my one big packet and if they need it, great, if not, well, **shrugs**

We go over all my classes and most of them are fine. We need to follow my program requirements, which is great. We get to one of my elective requirements, and we run a brand new CAPP report, which basically is all of my classes I have ever taken at that school. We are searching for this class I have taken, and can't find it. She goes "Maybe it isn't allowed as an elective." I said "No, it was just there. I got an A in the class, took it with Dr. Quizar, it was called Anthropological Linguistics. It was 2 or 3 semesters ago. I am absolutely positively sure of it." I go over the paper line by line 5 or 6 times." She looks at me like I'm nuts. I am about in tears. Without this class I cant graduate. I need this elective credit. She looks over the sheet. I get an idea. I said "Can I use the computer a moment?" I remember that our account keeps a record of all CAPP reports ever ran. So I pull up the report from 2 days ago, find the report from 2 days ago, and sure enough, there is the class that has mysteriously disappeared from my record. But wait... even though she sees this in front of her, she can't okay it. I have to go down to another department and fix it. So now I have to wait, again, and make an appointment. Get this fixed. Go back to my adviser and have her fix my record, and then finally put my student teaching application in. She will not do anything until then despite seeing right there in front of her my grade, record of taking the class, and start the process of my application.

Then, and only then, can my application be processed. It sucks. I had a brain injury two years ago, gone through a pregnancy, 2 bouts of bells palsy (still recovering from one and still under doctors care), in a ****** custody battle, I've been going through hell while in school and the way my adviser looks at me makes me feel stupid. Like "You shouldn't be a teacher." It makes me feel like I did in high school.

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September 1st, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Your college sucks. Is there anywhere you can transfer your credits to?
My college acted like incompetent boobs when I was trying to apply for the first time and get enrolled. Basically I started the process in August and wasn't Ok'd to start any classes until January.
But they haven't been like that since. Yours sounds like a nightmare.
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September 1st, 2011, 09:06 PM
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I've looked around and it really looks like I can't transfer for just student teaching. Also, there is the price factor. Transferring for just student teaching is a huge, HUGE price jump It would absolutely kill my pocketbook.

This sucks. It really sucks. I'm in such a crappy mood over this
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September 10th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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September 11th, 2011, 06:34 AM
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I'm sorry. What a PITA. Did you get it all sorted out yet?
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September 11th, 2011, 04:36 PM
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I'm sorry. What a PITA. Did you get it all sorted out yet?
Nope. She is wanting me to retake classes I have passed. I am setting up a meeting wit her, the department head, the department head of student teaching, my English advisor, and the director of student teaching... as well as the dean of my college. I would update but I am so frustrated I am literally in tears over this. It's a ****** up situation, she's not answering my questions, she's the ONLY person not answering my questions... and it's just messed up.

Basically, she's not signing my forms. She wants me to retake classes I passed. She is refusing my admittance into student teaching. Will not state why.

I'm absolutely beyond pissed right now.
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September 13th, 2011, 04:18 PM
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that's just not right. you'd have to repay to retake classes, and that's not fair. Kick her butt hun, and hopefully someone gets it sorted for you asap.
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September 13th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Tomorrow is my meeting. The director that had said "everything looks okay, I don't know why she won't sign the forms" is now back peddling. It's so ****** up I don't even know where to begin. It's a completely messed up situation. My migraines are coming back because of this, today I spent half the day doing nothing but laying down with my head pounding and my meds not working. I haven't had a full blown migraine in awhile, but alas... they have been coming nearly daily now!

I see my doctor in the morning, and then have a meeting tomorrow afternoon. We will be discussing the predicament, and hopefully, HOPEFULLY... this will be sorted out. This is straight up messed up.

If it is not sorted out, I will be transferring colleges if it is possible. I know some colleges will not let you transfer when you are this close to graduation, so who knows. We will see. I just want to be done with this school. I hate my program. I want to be done, and I will never, EVER, E V E R recommend the secondary education program to anyone in Denver.

For you Denverites... MSCD Secondary Education program is a big nono.

I will say this... I love the English department. I absolutely LOVE the English professors I have had. They have been amazing and I have learned so much. I have been pushed to my limit in my linguistics classes (which is good), I have learned so much in many different genres, and the professors are so passionate about the subject. I have nothing bad to say about the English department. I really don't. It is the Education department I have a problem with. I will never, ever recommend anyone to go into the education department at that school. Which is a shame, because it is affordable for single parents to get their degree, when neighboring schools are so expensive.
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September 14th, 2011, 03:33 PM
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*HUGS* Update us when you can hun, and I hope you got the headache under control!
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September 14th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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ITS ALL SORTED OUT!

Oh my gosh I am so happy! The meeting went so well I almost started crying in it! Since my advisor said I didnt meet the GPA requirements (which I did, I freaking did and showed her this form 3 freaking times, but thats a moot point), I showed my advisor and the department chair a printout of the GPA calculation form for my program and the policy straight from the student teaching website. I then stated my understanding of the policy, and how I calculated my grades. The department chair looked at my advisor and said "She's right." I almost started crying. She signed my forms and we got everything started for student teaching. She said I was correct and apologized for everything I had been through.

So it's official.... forms are in and I am accepted into the student teaching program. I will start student teaching in January
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September 14th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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YAY! Congrats! I'm super happy for you!
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September 14th, 2011, 09:09 PM
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Thank you! I am SOOOOOOOO happy! Like.... seriously.... no words can describe how ecstatic I am at this moment
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