For the past year, I've really been looking into getting my teaching certification so I can teach high school English. I wanted to do this in college, but didn't want to change my major halfway through. I graduated with a degree in journalism and have worked in the public relations field since.
I'm going to call the OK Dept of Education to talk about the alternative program for certification, and speak with advisors at UCO and OU, but I wanted to know if any of you had any experience/advice for me. I don't personally know anyone in Oklahoma who has graduated with an unrelated bachelor's degree and then gotten their certification later. I would prefer not to have to go back to school full-time for financial reasons, and would love it if I qualified for the alternative program. To my understanding, I would have to take a few classes for the alternative certification while I was teaching.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts!