Hi everyone, So I am lost on the road to furthering my education and perhaps you can offer some advice. My goal at end of the road is to have a Masters degree (required by state) and to be certified for special education (to expand by knowledge and help with job opportunity). I have already taken four classes towards a masters in elementary education, so I was planning on continuing that route which would take care of the masters degree part. Then I was going to earn my initial licensure in special education - I have to take 6 classes and do a practicum. Then I would have to take 3 more classes to bring my initial special ed license to a professional license. My question is, am I hurting myself by getting a masters in elementary ed and not special ed? Meaning, are schools not going to hire me because they'd rather see a masters in special education rather than just a license?? As a sidenote, I am not sure if this is relevant, but my husband and I are planning (after our higher education is done) to move to New Hampshire because it's more affordable than where we live in Mass. So, I am also very unsure of how the teacher industry works up there (other than they'd accept our Mass licenses), so any information on that would also be great. Thanks so much!