After researching his options, Horsley enrolled at City University of Seattle. He had more than 90 good credit hours from Wichita State that CityU of Seattle accepted so that he wouldn’t have to start over from the very beginning. The two-year B.A. in Education K-8 and an endorsement in elementary education was just what he wanted. “I felt the bachelor-of-arts program was perfectly tailored to my needs. The CityU site was close to my home, and the advisor was really friendly and helpful. I knew, right at the start, that I had support.”
Horsley graduated from CityU of Seattle this past June and has been spending the summer interviewing at local school districts. He knows at the very minimum that he will be in the classroom as a substitute this fall, something that brings him a great sense of pride. “The reputation CityU of Seattle has in the teaching community is outstanding. It’s opened all sorts of doors for me,” comments Horsley. “I know because of the university’s relationships with the school districts and the training I received during my coursework [that] I will make a difference in the lives of many children.” Horsley was clear to point out that teachers don’t go into it [teaching] for the money. “To be able to have the same vacations as my 13-year-old is priceless. We’re already enjoying having our first summer together.” You can bet there’s always music playing at the Horsley house this summer.