Hi everyone, I am finishing my last year of college starting this fall and should do my student teaching the following fall (EC-6). I am also employed, as a special needs bus driver for 6 years. What I am planning on doing is quit my driving job so I can become a substitute teacher starting this year. I feel this will help me to get experience in the classroom as well as being noticed by principals. I also think it will help me to make a decision on what grade level to do my student teaching. My husband said we would be okay financially. We will have to cut back a little. I would still get teachers retirement but I will lose my benefits. UGH! I know there will be some drawbacks.:unsure: I just can’t make up my mind. I go back and forth. I am not sure if it is a good move... what do you all think? Thank-you for your help!