Last month I took the English subject matter test so that I can be licensed to teach English 5-8. I'm licensed elementary 1-6 now, but where my current position is 5th grade reading/writing in a middle school, I need the English license by the end of May in order to have my contract renewed. I was really stressing about the test because I would only have a few other opportunities to take it before the end of the school year. The results were posted tonight, though, and I passed! I'm so excited! I already went on the DOE website and applied for the license. I'm pretty sure I meet all of the other requirements, but I may have to wait a few more months to get a full semester of mentored teaching under my belt. That's no big deal, though. I'll still have the license WAY before May!