I hold my master's in SPED and BA in Elementary. I can't seem to find a job. My MA program did not require a practicum so I feel that I do not have enough experience in SPED, and thought about applying for a TA position. I am however a single mom and need as much pay as possible and TA's just don't get paid much; they do make more than I do on unemployment though. So, if I apply for TA positions and get one of those how likely would it be that I would be pigeonholed as a TA? I want more experience, but don't wanna be stuck. Should I apply for a retail type job and volunteer on days off? What would be my best action now? I need to eat, but wanna work in a school and expand my knowledge. I am torn.