Hello all, and thanks in advance for any advice. I am currently a senior in college who wants to pursue a career in education. My major was originally secondary education; I took all the classes, passed all the exams, then came student teaching. For reasons I cannot disclose ( due to confidentiality) I withdrew from student teaching before the semester ended. For this reason, I will not be fully certified. I am planning on completing another semester of coursework in order to graduate with a subject area degree next spring. I can also wait until next fall to try and student teach again at another placement, get certified, and get my degree. The problem is that I am not "up" for waiting another year to student teach. I feel like I should be doing other things with my life, not to mention the financial burden it will bring. I have spoken to differnet people, some of whom advised me to stick it out another year and get certified; some said I should try and find work at a charter/private school. My dream has always been to teach, and I refuse to turn my back on a dream because of a bad experience. I wrote all this here, on this board because I want to hear other teachers' opinions and suggestions. Thanks again for reading all of this.