Hi, I currently work for a great school, as a teacher assistant for ESE students. I plan on returning to the position this coming school year, but hope to find a lead teacher or inclusion role the following school year. I have to retake the K-6 Math section, the ESE subject test, and the GK test (but I now heard you have 3 years instead of 1 year to take it, but I rather get it over with sooner rather than later). I am enrolled in an AA Teacher degree program (classes are free), but I already have an undergrad in Speech Communications and a Masters in Org. Behavior. Prior to my current position, I was a sub for about three years in all grades. I am wondering if I should put the classes off for now, and concentrate just on passing the exams? I have been self educating by reading and listening to anything pertaining to teaching in ESE and General Education. I want to be the best teacher I can be, but not sure the correct route to take at this time in my career?