I was fired from the second half of student teaching. I was told I wasn't making enough progress and connecting with the students. It was also stated I always had an excuse for when things didn't pull together. On my side, I had a placement for ELS secondary with a master teacher who was ELD director at the middle school. The classes I was ST in were 7th grade ELA, where half the class was ELD 3 and 4. The other 2 classes were actually a core class of ELA and ELD for 1 and 2's. I was having a lot of trouble trying to work the ELD into my teaching while working on my lesson plans for the subject. After 5 weeks, the master teacher and I agreed that the placement was not one that would prepare me for ELA classes in general, so I was placed in a new assignment. The overall idea was that I had not failed, that it was not a good match for an ELA student teaching position. But when I got to my new assignment, 10 days later, I went in as a failed ST. Now I also had to start over with observing and working into teaching 4 classes. I was now in a high school with a 9th grade pre-AP Engish and a 12th-grade ERWC class, a new Engish class put together by the Cal State schools. I was doing really well leading up to taking over the classes. That is when it all fell apart. I came down with the flu as I was starting the transition. I took 2 days off and my supervisor sent me an email yelling at me that I had not told her and that I was only allowed 3 sick days for the semester. This came the morning of my second day staying home. I had sent both master teachers all the information on what I was going to teach with all the material ready to go, figuring that was my most important thing to do, and then get to my supervisor. Then the schedule I laid out for the Unit of Romero and Juliet wasn't tight enough for my Master Teacher. So I tightened it up. Then she asked me to teach the opening the next day, 4 days before I was set to start. I jumped through hoops to get all my materials together and taught the class. I finished the class with a 321 assessment from the students and found that almost no one understood what the story was about. So I decided to reteach that class differently. There are more details on this that we're all used against me. This class was also my observation from my supervisor. At the end of the class, my supervisor, master teachers, and the department head all sat down and pretty much said I was fired for not advancing in my teaching skills. This went down 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. I have not heard a word from anyone except they had to wait until the state level supervisor to get back to them for a meeting. I was also told that my seminar class for my TPA would be given an IP, in process, so that I could finish it when I got back into ST. Well, today I saw my grade and it was a U. Oh and another point, I got a pass for my student teaching class and my TPA seminar class as well as passing my TPA 1. I am asking for insight partly and also would like to know if it is possible to go to another University to complete just my Student teaching. I don't know if they are going to kick me out of the program, something I feel is a good possibility. I am 57 years old. Long story on how I got here from my other careers. I have student loans to pay back, debt to pay back for not being able to work during ST, and am taking care of my parents, along with my own household. I am depressed now more than I have ever been before and do not know what to do. Sorry, this is so long, there is another thread that sounds like another student I have had classes with wrote, so I know I am not alone on being left out to dry.