Hi again, I seem to have a lot of questions lately. I was talking to my fiance's brother's finacee (tongue twister) who is enrolled at the same University as me majoring in Prek-Primary Education. She has been helping me with choosing my courses and such (she is a Junior, I'm a Freshman) and she brought up the fact that since I was only interested in teaching up to second grade I might consider changing my major to Prek-Primary Education rather than Elementary Education (which I am currently doing). I thought about it for a while and decided either way it didn't matter I really wanted to teach Kindergarten so I decided to stick with what I was doing. I talk to my professor for my Introduction to the Teaching Profession class constantly through emails about different concerns and ideas I have and she has been extremely kind and helpful. She mentioned that I might want to reconsider again because if I am hired as a Kindergarten teacher but am certified to teach K-6 that the principal reserves the right to move me to a different position. Since I am only interested in teaching up to second grade it might be better for me to switch the PreK-Primary Education (PreK-3) so if that does happen I am still comfortable with it. I originally decided to go with Elementary Education for two reasons. 1) I thought PreK-Primary was just for preschool (oops! ) 2) I wanted to be certified to teach higher grade levels because as I found out the first (few) year(s) I may not get to teach kindergarten, so I wanted a wide variety of grades to be able to teach (so I could hopefully find a job easier). PreK-Primary Certification would let me teach 5 different grades, however technically only 4 because PreK is not considered a part of an elementary school (where I am from). Elementary Education Certification would allow me to teach 7 different grade levels... So I have a few questions: 1) How often does this happen (principal's making you move to a different grade level)? 2) How can it be considered fair/right? (I mean, most teachers spend a bundle buying materials for their classroom, if a kindergarten teacher has everything they need for a kindergarten class and is all of a sudden moved to fifth grade, they have to start all over basically) 3) If you were me, what would you do and why? (I know you all love (sarcasm) these types of questions, but it really helps me!) Sorry this was REALLY long but I felt background knowledge was needed to asses the situation properly. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to spend a few minutes (probably more) helping a "wanna be" figure out what she wants/needs to do!