Hello! I am planning to go into a 2-year credential program starting in the fall. I know student teaching happens in the last year of the credential program and it seems that the trend is to not work at all while you are in it because of how time-consuming and rigorous the program is. I do not know yet what kind of job I will have while I am in the program, I will be getting engaged this year and married by the time I enter student teaching. I fear that if I have to resort to quitting the job I have at that time, finances will be too difficult to meet. My goal is to find a job in the school district as a teacher assistant or a specialist of some sort. I know some credential programs will allow your work to overlap with student teaching if you have the right kind of job! If you have experience with any of these things I would love to know how you handled it and what you did! Thank you!