Hello! I was hoping for a little advice. I put this post here because I wasn't sure if there were any other teachers who had or were looking into Special Education that are also regular education teachers. I am currently a certified 6-12 Broad Field Social Studies and I am looking into getting my Special Education certification. I am finding there is a certification and a Master's degree program. Is one better then the other? I have not found a job (I graduated in January and have been subbing while applying in two states) yet so I wasn't sure about getting my Master's degree before getting a teaching job. I have heard rumors schools do not want to hire new teachers with Master's degrees because they have to pay them more. I have also heard this is a myth so I am not sure. I have thought about Special Education through-out my college certification. I am interested in learning disabilities. I have worked with students with disabilities and handicaps before and found that I enjoy working with students. I have requested for more information from a few different online colleges. (Western Governors, University Phoenix, and St. Josephs University) Any other suggestions or opinions on programs? Any advice you have would be very much appreciated. Since it is a big decision I could use all the help I could get! Thank!!