:help: I need to read a few success stories. My experience was horrifying. I am career changer of sorts, I taught adults but decide at some point that teaching kids might be fun. Now it looks like I won’t teach kids unless I move to a state where employing provisionally licensed teachers isn’t taboo. I would like to know where (state or more specific) and how you overcame obstacles to getting your professional teacher license. There are many obstacles out there. Testing requirements, college professors, clinical advisors, and (for me…lazy) host teachers can all be obstacles for people that may very well become wonderful teachers. I know this is true because I send my kids to a Baptist church school. They only have a handful of teachers. Only a few have completed teacher certification through the American Association of Christian Schools, and none of them hold state teaching credentials. The school is only PreK-6, so the children must either find another private school or attend public schools. All of the families are amazed by the easy curriculum in the public schools, and all students are successful regardless of where they complete their education. Teacher certification may increase the likelihood of success in the classroom, but it is not a guarantee. How did you find success in when facing obstacles to your licensure?