Hi everyone. I'm in my first term of getting my credential, and at my school I heard of several people getting teaching jobs before their credential. I have seriously considered doing this, not now but perhaps when I'm in my 3rd term of my credential (after summer) but after reading a lot of this "1st year" stories, I'm kind of thinking maybe I should just stick to the credential program. It is a lot of work in and of itself, and I keep wondering if doing student teaching will give me more experience than just taking on a teaching job on my own for the next school year. What would you all say? Did student teaching help a lot with your experiences? Also, do you think it would be near impossible to finish a credential and start as a first year teacher?