I've been having a difficult time making a decision about my student teaching. Specifically, I need to decide if I want to teach at the middle or high school level. The school that I’ve been assigned to is nationally recognized for their art department. Never have I seen such talented work completed by students within the high school and middle school age group. I'd easily say that some of the high school student's work is comparable to senior college art student's work. Ideally, I'd teach at the high school simply because my college degree is aimed at secondary education. Therefore, student teaching at the high school level would be really beneficial at a school of this quality. The only thing that is holding be back is the student’s talent. I’m almost intimidated, and I don't know if my skill would enable me to teach them much. On the other hand, the middle school teacher admitted that her level of instruction is similar to a "normal" high school. At the middle school level, I’d be more comfortable teaching, but it’s not really the age group I’d like to teach in the future. Plus, most of the kids in the middle school are taking art simply because it’s a requirement. I intend on my teaching to be rigorous, and not necessarily suitable for that sort of group. This leads me to a huge question. Should I teach middle or high school? If I teach high school I’d face a challenge, and experience a great secondary art education program. On the other hand, if I teach middle school I’d experience a “normal” high school art program, with a less intimidating program.