After many long years, I have finally made it to student teaching. However, I hit a rut with my placement. My license will be in K-12 mild/moderate. After being proactive and touching base with the mentor teacher, her license and classroom is moderate/severe. She told me to contact the university to see if I can get a placement elsewhere in the school for this exact reason. I contacted my university and was told pretty much ‘too bad’ and it will work since the ‘moderate area of the license overlaps.’ I was told they will check with the principal, but may not have any answers until August. This is my rebuttal to them: “Although I understand how the 'moderate' portion of the license can overlap, I still may not get the full experience as I will be working with moderate/intensive students and not those with mild/moderate learning disabilities. I do not feel this will best fit my license area as the teaching and classroom approach can significantly differ. I have not had the coursework either pertaining teaching in a moderate/severe classroom. I do not want to be placed in a classroom setting where situations may arise that leave me weary due to me not having any prior knowledge to be equipped to work with students whose needs are beyond what I can offer. I am not trying to be difficult or raise issues, but I would like for you to see where I am coming from with the likelihood of working side by side with students who would require my assistance and I would not know the proper way to intervene. I am looking out for only not myself, but the students as well.” I am willing to stay in the school (this was previously mentioned to the placement coordinator) but I feel this experience will not help me. I have yet to hear back from the placement coordinator. Any insight as to what can be done from here?