Hello everyone! I recently graduated with my bachelors in early childhood education and am preparing for my Praxis exams... Had an interview or 20.... Got an offer - was excited until I read it.... 9.00 an hour (minimum wage here is 8.50) I make more part- time at Toys R Us.... Does it really pay minimum wage when they demand a teaching degree by 2015? It is no wonder that the centers that I student taught at were always hiring new people. I know that if I can get into a school system I will be alright but I need my praxis before they will even look at you. Here is to passing on the first time! Rant over - thanks!