I am working on my initial certification in 8-12 journalism and my cooperating teacher this semester for my clinicals is a journalism and speech teacher. I had never imagined teaching speech, but it certainly seems plausible now. Speech is a graduation requirement here in Texas, where journalism obviously is not, so it seems like it would be a great supplement to my certification. Are there any high school speech teachers who could share some insight into teaching this content area? Is it something you enjoy, or something you felt obligated to teach? Would your recommend it?