So my school wants some teachers to go out and get their ESL license and I am one of the teachers who has been asked to do so. I already have two certifications/licenses in my state (general ed and special ed). The cost of going back to school and getting this additional certification would be out of my pocket and could total about $7,000. As a side note, I do believe that the ESL courses will count towards the hours that I need to maintain my current state licenses. Though, I need to double check on this. I enjoy working with ESL students and I am thinking that in the next few years I would like to try to leave my current school district to find a teaching job closer to my house. I estimate that I have about another 20 years of teaching still left ahead of me. Would having special ed, general ed, and ESL certifications give me an upper hand or make me more desirable to schools when it comes to applying for another teaching position? Or do you think that simply having special ed and general ed certifications is good enough? I value all of your opinions on here, so any advice would be great! Thanks so much!!