I am currently student teaching at the elementary level. I went back to school to get my Graduate Certificate in Education after 10 years in the Business field because I love to teach others. I've been observing or student teaching in elementary classrooms for over a year now and I know that I DO NOT want to teach in an elementary classroom. I student taught in 4th grade last semester, observed in 1st and 2nd grade for an entire year, and currently I'm in 5th grade, so I've had a wide variety of ages at multiple schools. I still want to teach, but student teaching at the elementary level (just being in an elementary school even) is barely tolerable and I'm only in my 4th week of this semester. Not only do I think I'm getting nothing out of it because I never plan to teach in an elementary school, but my heart is not in it. To make matters worse, my mentor is rather disrespectful towards me and my University Supervisor's response is 'just stick it out. You're almost done and your goal is to finish.' Spending 12 hours a day on something you could care less about while the person you're sharing a room with treats you like crap is not my idea of fun and I really am wondering why I should stick it out. I know I want to teach in some form whether it be at the high school level (I've already taken and passed the Praxis for 2 secondary subjects I think would transfer if I got an elementary license - if anyone knows for sure, please let me know) or training in the corporate world, and the only reason I can justify sticking out the 12 more weeks of student teaching is so the last year of classes don't become just a waste of money and I'll have a teaching license. Do I have any options besides just sticking it out? Can I have any type of career teaching if I have all the classes but not the license? I would be short by just one class- the internship. I'm not interested in social work or being a teacher's assistant. I left the business world because I was miserable and wanted to teach, but if I'm going to be miserable teaching too, I'd rather just go back into corporate world. I've been looking at education companies and at tutoring positions, but I don't know what else is out there beyond that or even many companies that specialize in education. I really need some helpful advice. I've been sitting here crying all day.