Even though this is my third year teaching, at this point I don't so much technically have, y'know, a teaching license. Pesky technicality. Fortunately the ever gracious Virginia Department of Education gave me a "provisional license" (a learner's permit, if you will) for three years in order to complete the requirements for a real license -- basically, teach for a year, take a bunch of classes, take a few tests, jump through some hoops, stand on my head, the normal stuff.
Early in November I took my last test, the Biology Praxis II (I'd give you a link, but trust me, you don't care enough to look..if you do, I'd suggest finding a hobby), and I was stressed out and pretty sure I wouldn't pass, I'd never pass, I was going to lose my job, live in a box forever, etc, etc. Even after I took the test I was not very confident about my chances.
Yesterday I got my scores back.
Are you sure?
I passed! I get to stay employed! Aren't you proud?
I actually did much better than I anticipated. There was actual woo-hooing in my house yesterday when I got my scores, and trust me, I am not generally a woo-hooer.
So I am all done, and I can get a real license! Now I'm off to work on a theatre arts endorsement.
After I'm done doing another dance of joy, that is.