I know its my decision but I need help with the pro's and con's of whether to jump into a teaching/intern program next week. I've already jumped through some hard hoops - for me - three CSET exams (still have math/biology to deal with),CBEST, etc. Got accepted into program. Plus for program...after one semester of classes will be teaching in the fall (assuming get a job, everyone assumes with shortage no issue)...with an actual teaching income. Cons are: 1. not positive this is my field. I have some experience yet I am older (54) and am not feeling passion here - did any of you? Realize I may feel it once I get into it. I do enjoy kids and used to deeply want to work with them...am just a little burnt out with some life experiences now 2. The program is 2 1/2 years long - a bit long for my taste. Its 3 classes per semester (5 semesters) while teaching. Every Tuesday and Thursday night 4 hours (yikes), then either an additional online class or Sat. class. I don't think the schedule would be such an issue if I LOVED the field or felt more clarity about doing this. 3. Due to some health issues I know I should only work part-time. The school has said I can get through on part-time....the hardest aspect of that is finding a pt position and must have job offer in hand this spring to stay in the program. Working part-time would make all of this a lot more doable for myself...(and better teacher probably) but there is also stress around knowing its tricky to find pt job - I may be wrong - maybe its easy. I read others posts...and some of this work/classes sound so hard. The intense behavior problems (had those raising my daughter)...but with multiple children, I am definitely having cold feet. I am open to very candid feedback....no one here can make my decision and I have to figure this out myself, but if anyone here has been in my shoes and has something to offer i would appreciate it. I live in north bay, California. Thanks so much.