Hello all! I'm a bit nervous to post here, to be honest! I'm not a teacher, but I very much want to be. I'm a couple of weeks away from graduating with my Bachelors in English Language and Literature. My goal has always been to teach English at either high school or middle school level, either in my home state of New Hampshire or possibly in Massachusetts. I'm not college aged, I'm 31 (almost 32) and a "working adult." I've earned my degree mostly with online classes through Southern New Hampshire University which has been awesome. I don't have the option to leave work to do any type of day program--I need my income too badly to do that. I've been contemplating applying for a Masters program (online) either in English/Literature or Education. I can't decide which will be more beneficial. I feel like I still need more "canonical" literature knowledge and there is still so much to learn. Also, I don't know much about teaching (no experience) aside from what I know secondhand since my longterm partner is a high school English teacher. My "career advisor" at SNHU wasn't very helpful. She recommended contacting the NH Dept of Education which has different alternative certification routes which are overwhelming. I'll include a link: https://www.education.nh.gov/certification/alternatives.htm As I plan my next steps, I would love your advice. I am not as concerned with money/tuition/loans as I am with being able to achieve my goal and get certified. I know Praxis is something I have to deal with no matter what... I appreciate any advice/info/resources you can offer. My partner went through traditional school when he was 18-22 and has a Bachelors in English Education, and he can't help with alt cert info. It's so challenging but I know there HAS to be a way...right? I'm feeling a bit defeated and daunted.