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

Last month, I made a life-changing decision to change my major. I was initially a Performance and Production major with a goal to move to New York after graduation and pursue a career in acting. However, I recently realized being a professional actor was not my calling. I've had many great teachers and professors in my lifetime, but the most influential teachers were that of theatre. Seeing what theatre teachers can do for their students is absolutely incredible; because of my directors, I was able to break free of my shell and have genuine interactions with others. Due to the immense impact my directors have had on me, I decided to change my major to Theatre with Teaching Certification. I hope that in the future I can do the same for my students as my teachers have done for me by giving them a safe, supportive, and creative environment.

Avery from Texas
College Freshman
Texas State University