Hi all, As you all know I left teaching last December. I was burned out on special ed and here in NC I also was sick of the multi-year pay freeze I got stuck in. I was halfway done with a master's degree and then (at the time) they announced no more masters pay for degrees completed after April or May of 2014 (I think??? They may have put that back in the budget now). I wouldn't have graduated til late in 2015. Anyways, disheartened, I left and also quit my master's program in school counseling. Last summer, (in 2013) I interviewed for multiple regular ed positions--an 8th grade math, a 7th grade math, even a school counselor position because I had enough credit hours to do so and had middle school math on my license also. However, I kept getting calls that said "well, we went with someone else for the math/guidance/whatever but we'd love to bring you on board for special ed"--no doubt because I have years of experience in special ed. Is it impossible to get out of special ed if I have experience in it? My husband and I are going to be moving to FL soon, where pay is significantly better. I am actually thinking about adding on French to my license in Florida so I can try to become a French teacher. We are going to be doing a lot of world travel this next year and I am a fairly advanced French speaker who can probably CLEP out of 14 of the required 30 hours in Florida. I'm just scared if I take the time and spend the money to do this, principals will still try to sweet talk me into special ed and that is not where my heart is anymore. Any advice?