Now that I'm out of a horrible field experience, I'm using this opportunity to review my options. Background information - I'm 35-years old living outside of Los Angeles. I've worked as a political consultant, librarian, and graduate student. Have multiple degrees, worked in some pretty fancy academic institutions, etc. I also have a very severe math disability. I can't do math basically from 2nd-11th grade. I understand the concept of it and how to do it. I just can't do the actual calculations. Interestingly enough, I can do the highest levels of math (i.e. calculus and number theory) with no problem, because they are less about the numbers and more about concepts. I decided I wanted to teach special education last year. Honestly, it is what I've always wanted to do. All the academic degrees with mostly to show other people and myself that I'm intelligent. However, the math disability has always been a thorn in my side. I asked this board if I could be a special ed teacher with a math disability last year and got a lot of good advice. I feel I can teach TK-2nd. I spoke to my professors if that was alright and I'm narrowing myself too much. All of them said it was fine as long as keep my options open as far as districts go. Well, my master teacher disagreed, saying that my credential is K-12 and if my principal assigns me to a grade, I must teach it. I spoke to several districts regarding accommodations for my disability and they said that they can write it in my contract where I can't teach math beyond a certain grade level after I get a position, but I don't know how that will go down with administrators. Thoughts? Currently, I'm working on MM cred. Maybe changing it to MS, but I don't feel my heart is in it. I could always do Early Childhood, but I don't want to take the 12 units of development courses that are required.