I have posted here before wondering what I should do about my challenges with my teaching degree. To sum: I graduated with my B.ed in 2005. Getting the degree was even an ify, as my partner teacher did not think I was "cut out" for teaching. I got the degree, but with a terrible "evaluation". I am pretty sure that evaluation/my reputation at my last year cost me several jobs. Job where I nailed that interview and we even set a start date, only to have to offers taken away after my background check.. (Getting called on the start date and being told that everyone was sick so I shouldn't come in. But to just wait until I hear from them to reschedule. No call. No returns. No Answer. These always happened after my background check. *My background check should not have turned up anything illegal, in no way would I ever harm a child. It could only have to do with my relationship (negative) with my partner teacher and the principal at the school. Now my certificate is about to expire. I am trying to get it extended because I have been teaching in a none traditional classroom, but I have still been teaching. However, as the economy is taking a turn for the worse, I really need to start working on getting a good, decent paying job. Neither of which I have right now. So, do I renew my Teachers Certificate, even though I have been rejected at every step, and at every interview I've gone to? (My teaching job now, I did not get as a result of an interview. I volunteered there first.). *It was a dream of mine since I was in High School to teach. Now I feel that eventually, if you hand onto dreams too long, the dreams just become delusions. I do not see myself becoming a teacher. Because of my personality and outside influencing factors. There really is no point in me trying to explain how I was wronged, or how it isn't fair. I am where I am, and I have to except that. So what do I do now? The only other use I've found with my degree is working with the Disabled, which I do not like. And the pay is horrible. I have been looking at Online Degrees, and have found a few programs that I would be interested in taking. Human Resources (Online degree). Master of Business (Also Online) Public Relations (certificate). Or Personal Financial Planner (6 month Designation). I need a career. Something I can live off of. Something I can start a family with. Seriously, what should I do? How do I plan this? How do I know where to go?