Write an essay where you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to become a teacher.

Whenever I think about what my future holds as an educator, I get really excited. As a young child, I always knew that Education was the way I wanted to go. I would make my sisters play school and I seriously went all out. I would print out worksheets, have them do projects, and I kept a fake gradebook.

As the time goes by and I get closer to reaching that goal, the more I feel that this is what I was meant to do. Helping students to gain knowledge of so many different things is something that I want to do. I've always been told that it takes a special person to teach, and I definitely want to be that person. Society is always in need of more teachers and I'm so close to being at that point.

My biggest inspiration for wanting to become an educator was my grandfather. He was a professor for quite some time and he always had great experiences with his students that he would share with me. He's no longer with us, but his stories are something that I will always cherish and I look forward to having my own stories with my students.

Ocean from Texas
College Junior
Texas Tech University