Okay, so I posted this question on another forum so some of you may have read it if you're on that one as well. Unfortunately circumstances have changed so I'm back to square one. I'm currently working through an alternative teaching program. Most of my stuff is done - just have to pass the content test and get a few more observation hours, then I'll have my probationary cert. With the program I'm in, I have two options. The first is unpaid student teaching for a semester, the second is getting hired as a full-time teacher and have that year be my intern year. Financially things have changed as my husband quit his job as it was interfering with his schooling, which at the moment is more important. While we likely *could* make it work, it would be really hard for me to not be bringing any money in for a semester. He gets a bit of money from the VA while he's in school, but it's really not enough to live by on its own. I've been hired on as a sub for my district this year. I was wondering if this would work well enough for experience so that I could get hired and go the internship route? The consensus on the other forum was to try to stick it out and do student teaching, since the experience is more akin to full time teaching. I am however planning teaching high school biology, which I understand is in high demand...I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make in me getting hired. Sorry for the novel! I'm just looking for any advice on this. Thanks in advance!