My schedule:Monday- work 8:00-3:10, class 5:30-9:30. (+1 hour before work, 1.25 hours traveling to Hunter, 1.25 hours traveling home from Hunter) Total hours in work & school: 16 hours.
Tuesday- work 8:00-3:10. Stay late on Tuesdays to get classroom in order, and photocopies made (+1 hour before work, +1.5 hours post work) Total hours in work: 10 hours.
Wednesday- work 8:00-3:10. Stay late on Tuesdays to get classroom in order, and photocopies made (+1 hour before work, +1 hours post work) Total hours in work: 9.5 hours.
Thursday- Work 8:00-2:20, class 4:30-6:50. (+1 hour before work, 1.25 hours traveling to Hunter, 1.25 hours traveling home from Hunter) Total hours in work & school: 13.5 hours
Friday- Work 8:00-2:20. (+1 hour before work, +1.5 hours post work) Total hours in work: 10 hours.
So adding all those hours up, you get 59 hours. I get up at 5:30am, and leave my house between 6:30 and 6:45 each morning, so add in another 1.5 hours for the time I'm awake and traveling before arriving at work at 7... 66.5 hours.
There are 120 hours in 5 days. Take away the 66.5 hours that I'm busy, you are left with 53.5 hours. Divide that by 5- that leaves 10.7 hours a day to a) run errands b)make and prepare breakfast, lunch, and some days dinner too, c) study and do my own homework d) write lesson plans e) sleep.
I'll let you guess which of the above gets neglected the most... and unfortunately it is one that should be the priority! Being chronically ill (even when you are in remission, like I am) takes a toll on the body. I still have to take maintenance doses of chemo every week- and one of the side effects is extreme fatigue.
But I'm a hard worker and I'm even more desperate to prove myself (aka, be hired full time and aka part 2, keep my 4.0 GPA), so I will sacrifice the sleep. I'll be very happy when I'm finished with my Master's!! I'll hopefully be graduating in December 2012. If not, I'll be graduating in June 2014. (Only because I don't like the number 13). I will have, at the end of this semester, 12 credits down in the TESOL program.
MA in TESOL program:
LING 774- Theory and Research in 2nd Lang. Aquisition, 4 credits- Spring 2012
EDESL 761- Language Assessment and Diagnosis of Special Needs in TESOL, 4 credits- Fall 2012
BILED 702- Foundations of Bilingual Education- 3 credits- Fall 2012
EDESL 788- Supervised Practicum, 2 credits (Need to have a full time job for this one, otherwise they will make me student teach for a year and that will be a year that I can't sub!!!)
EDESL 760- Master's Essay- 4 credits
18 credits down, 27 to go.
Update: July 2012: 32 credits down, 17 credits to go.