With seven months until my college graduation, many people have asked “So, what’s going to happen after May 19th?” That, my friends, is an answered question that has morphed its answers about thirteen times in twelve months. Also, because I believe that it’s good to share plans with friends, I offer you the most updated answer to “So, what are you going to do?” as of October 15th, 2011:
1. I am applying to graduate schools:
- Baylor University (MA in English): Baylor offers a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in English that focuses on the unity present between Christian theology and literature. If accepted to Baylor, I will also have the opportunity to pursue a graduate minor in religion. Since I like mingling my Christian religion with literature, it seems like a perfect fit for my graduate school goals.
- Liberty University (MA in English): Liberty offers a Master’s degree in English for those seeking to nurture their Christian worldview and their love of all things bookish. If accepted to Liberty, I’ll have the opportunity to study English language and literature from a Christian viewpoint. As a person seeking to do just that, Liberty also seems like a perfect fit for my graduate school goals.
- Abilene Christian University (MA in English): You guessed it, ACU offers “Faith and Theory” classes, and that’s what I like. I’m so predictable.
- The opportunity to apply to teach overseas comes only a few times (or if at all) in a lifetime. If selected from the pool of applicants, I would be more than thrilled to spend a year teaching English in South Korea.
- I came to my college to be a teacher. At graduation, I will have all the requirements needed to teach middle and secondary grades students English language arts in the state of Kentucky. This is by no means a back-up plan (even though it’s #3 on my list), but why I came to college: to be a teacher, whether it is on the middle, secondary, or college level. Students need literature, and they also need teachers that can teach them to understand it.