Hi everyone. So, I'm currently certified as an Elementary Education (K-6) teacher. I graduated in 2014, and I couldn't get a job in general education. I tried working in an urban area, but found it wasn't really for me. So, I ended up working as a teacher assistant at a private special ed school. The next year (this year), the principal said if I get a CE in Special Ed, she can offer me a teaching position. She also recommended that I go back to school for my special ed cert or get a masters in special ed. I found that I really don't like teaching special ed. I truly miss teaching general education, but I need to at least work for 2 years in order for my to obtain my Standard Certification (since I only have a CEAS in Elementary Ed). Some people swear that public schools will only hire you if you have your special ed degree, but I just don't want to go for Special Education at all. I want to try to get another job at a public school for next year, teaching general ed, and just forget about spending money (all out of pocket) for my special education endorsement. Am I making the right decision? I understand that in a classroom, I'll have all types of learning styles. But I just do not want to get my special ed degree because I do not want to teach special ed.