Hi, I'm a young single mother with no teaching experience who has a BA in English and a good background in Psychology and Sociology. The problem is that I have no clue as to how to go about looking into this career. I know I have to take the Praxis 1 and at least have a BA in something in order to work in the K-12 area in my district. I don't know where to start and what I can do over the summer to gain experience (that pays a decent amount) before looking for work as a teacher. Should I attend workshops, volunteer, apply to a summer camp? Does the interviewing process usually occur year round? Also there is a bit of a dilemna because the district that has the most positions available also pays the least and I'm not sure if i can survive on 10/hr for the substituting positions thaat are open. I was thinking of working over the summer in an office and volunteer as a tutor after work. I'm not sure if that experience will be good enough. Or should I possibly work as a substitute teacher and find another job on the side? I want to explore my options in this profession and I really do not like office work. I prefer to be in a social enviroment and to have the ability to really help people. I love working with kids and I really want to give back to the community that helped raise me. I would really like to help do that effectively. I'm just not sure how. Wow that was a mouthful! Well any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.