Hey, everyone! I'm finishing up school this week with my Bachelor's Degree. One of the counties I'm wanting to work for (and the one that pays the most) is pretty much requiring that I have EL certification to work there, due to diversity. I would be willing to try and enroll in these courses over the summer, but I have a few questions... 1. Will there be student teacher or internship time? I just did a full semester of student teaching. I'm ready to start teaching and making money! I have five years of student loans to pay for. I don't want to postpone my actual teaching for another year due to additional certification. 2. Will I even be able to teach in a general ed classroom? Much like with special education, my fear is that once I got my certification for EL, I would only be considered for an EL teacher and not be able to have my own self contained classroom. That's really where my passion lies. I have listed some Pros and Cons.... Pros: -I don't think I'd ever have trouble finding a job around here if I had it. Most districts have at least a couple of listings for EL certified teachers. -I think it would be very beneficial and useful. -I am interested in furthering my education anyway. Cons: -I am ready to start teaching and am not sure about the requirements for EL certification. -Not every district really wants it. -Extra time and money. What do you think? Thanks!!!!