Hi everyone! I have been teaching for 11 years and I have two state certifications (general ed and special ed) already. However, I have really only been teaching ESL students for my entire career. I absolutely love teaching ELL students! I am not a push in teacher, I am their classroom teacher (teaching all subjects). But I am now being told that I can no longer teach ESL classes unless I hold the state certification. I would need to go back to school to take all of the required courses which I estimate will cost somewhere between $20,000 to $25,000. I am already at top pay and the city I work for does not give extra pay for additional certifications or extra masters degrees. So the cost will be out of my pocket with no financial gain in the long run. My question is should I go ahead and get the certification or not? What would you do if you were in my shoes?