Hello everyone! I posted in General Education ( I Need Help <3 ) but was advised to write here. Thank you everyone! 1 - I am in my mid twenties. 2 - I am living in south Florida (currently Florida resident) but will be moving to Yonkers New York to live with family sometime in July/August 2020. 3 - I have a two year degree in psychology and a four year degree in psychology and criminal justice. 4 - I am not a licensed/certified teacher but I have been subbing and doing aftercare tutoring/counseling for about two years. 5 - I want to understand exactly how I can become a middle school math teacher. I don't seem to understand the difference between a temporary license or a "practicum" program. If I understand correctly, I have to take a few courses and exams over the course of about a year or two then work for about a year or two before becoming an official teacher? 6 - My goal is to be a full fledged educator by August (Fall) 2022 with my own classroom, a starting salary of at least $60k+ a year, and with benefits such as 403B and medical/health insurance. Is this possible or is it more realistic to aim for August 2023? 7 - Please let me know if there is any advice out there. I have saved up enough money, and will be living from home, so I can afford to go do a full time program. I am on a very strict timeline though.