I would love some feedback because I'm going back and forth and would love to hear from people who are in the actual trenches here. I live in California and want to be a high school science teacher. Unfortunately, I'm limited to online only programs right now because I don't have anyone who can watch my 2 kids during night classes. I'm looking for speed and cost as factors because my ex has agreed to help support us for 1 year while I get this done but we'll also be living with my parents during that time. Going to be fun! Ha! I'm looking at WGU and CalState Teach as options - they would both get me a multi-subject credential and then I would probably work for a year or two in elementary while taking the one class I need to get my single subject credential. Fairly equal in cost (depending on how long it takes me to get this done) with CalState Teach having a slightly higher cost but the ability to get an internship (if I can find one) after the first semester. I will be living in Colton (near Riverside and San Bernardino) for the year and from what I've been looking at so far, most school districts have enough credentialed applicants that they aren't accepting internships in my area (though I haven't investigated every single school district). The two options look like this: 1) WGU: Cost will be about $7000 total, for two 6-month periods. I will have to work my ass off starting June 1 to get all the classes done to do my student teaching in January. IF I don't finish in December, I'll have to do student teaching in September so the cost will be another $3500ish for a total of $9500. No internship option but a possibility of being done in June 2019. 2) CalState Teach: Cost will be about $10,000 for 3 semesters, ending in August 2019 IF I can find student teaching options in the summer (year-round schools, there are a few left and they are close to my parents, so a possibility). Otherwise, I will finish in December after doing Student Teaching starting in September. I would potentially qualify for grants, so likely the cost will be about equal to WGU's 6-month option. In January 2019 I will have the ability to have an internship if I can find one. Just not sure if they are out there. I don't live close enough to the LAUSD to make their internship classes in Downey a viable option. I'm also concerned about getting a job from one vs the other. Are both well-respected? Is there any other downside I'm not seeing? Is it worth doing an option that could let me get an internship (which would be ideal so I could move out of my parents house) vs only a student teaching option? I'm literally flip-flopping as I work on my application requirements for both. Studying for my multi-subject CSET tests now and I will need to pass all three by mid-June but once Spring Break is over, that's all I'll be doing is studying so I feel like this is completely possible. Any insight is appreciated!!! Also, other online programs I'm missing? I don't want to pay much more than the $10k that CalState Teach would cost so National and Brahman are out.