I am 22 and going to graduate with Bachelors in Education degree in December 2010. My goal before I was engaged was to continue with my masters to be a principal. I have been dating my fiancé since we were sophomores in high school, totaling in 6 years of dating. However my mother wants us to wait to get married till I am DONE with masters and not work as a teacher till I get my masters. If we do this, we would be together about 8 years before we could get married. It is not an issue of money because my fiancé is an electrical engineer, he is also 22. We do not want to wait that long to get married. If it were up to us we would get married June 2011 and I would teach for a few years then start my masters. My dad is ok with this option. But keep in mind my parents are paying for the wedding.
My argument, as a potential supervisor, I need to have hands on experience in teaching. Right now, I have only had theories on how to deal with certain situations that would occur while I am principal. So I need to teach for at least 3-4 years to get that experience. I am not planning on starting off as a principal, my whole thing with getting masters was to have a back-up plan if I did not want to each any more as a teachers, I can progress to being a principal.
I am from Northwest Tennessee by the way. With the school district that I am planning on teaching in, they will hire a teacher right out of undergrad school over a masters, if they can just because of the pay difference.
So my question is how to explain to my mother, who is an accountant that is all about numbers and $, our reasons for not waiting and how to explain to her that we want to get married June 2011 not when I get done with Masters.