Going through a tough field experience. First, the supervising professor is one of the meanest people I've ever met. She has lots of good advice and knows a lot about teaching, but she is a bully. She yells at students during the middle of class. During my observation, the opening and model of my lesson were very good, but she started making rude comments to me and then it went downhill. I won't go into details here what she said, but I will say that it absolutely shocked a lot of friends of mine who have taught for many years. I talked to my advisor. She didn't have any kind of reaction to what I said, which meant she had heard it all before. There are NUMEROUS complaints about this professor, but basically the university can't do anything, because she has tenure. She hasn't threatened to fail me, but she has to numerous people in the class and I'm very concerned. Second, my master teacher. Though I disagree with a couple of things she does, she is still an excellent teacher and her advice has been wonderful, but she has an authoritarian streak and very strong opinions when it comes to teaching. She says I'm slowly making progress after a bumpy start. Honestly, the bumpy start was because I had no idea about my expectations of the Field Experience. I just figured they were just observation hours. As someone that just entered the program, I had no idea that even a field experience was required. I asked to meet with her before I started the position to discuss my role, but she refused. She says that I'm wonderful with the kids, but need more experience, which is probably correct, but I'm worried about how this will affect my overall evaluation. Though she admits my professor is extremely mean, they are very close. After my professor observed my lesson, I cried in her classroom, which the master teacher later told the professor. Of course, the department chair (also my advisor) overheard the situation and she informed both of them that I had scheduled an appointment with her. A lot of this information I didn't want to be "public." The professor told her that I had previously attempted the course. That wasn't exactly true. I was in the class for two days last semester, but I dropped out when I realized how much work it is was going to be to take the class and pass my CBEST and CSET. I explained this to the master teacher, but I don't know how much this has sunk in. The whole situation is extremely stressful. I think I could handle each one by themselves, but not together. My anxiety level is extremely high. I'm getting really severe migraines. In fact, I had to take a one and a half days off last week, which I know was frowned upon by both the master teacher and the professor. I accept the situation that I'm in and realize that I can't change either one of them, but I'm just trying to figure out how to survive till May. Any suggestions? By the way, I'm not alone in this experience. Many students report having to go on anxiety meds after having that professor.