I'm certified in Childhood Edu 1-6. I have not taught full time yet and my license is going to expire this year. I plan on filing for an extension, which in my state I believe it will give me another 1 1/2 - 2 years. Right now, I've used these past few years to stay at home with my kids (plus there was hiring freeze iin public schools on my certification up until this past summer), but I planned on possibly going back to work and looking for a teaching job either this school year or the next. But I know it's just going to get harder each year, plus I'm getting older and in all honesty I never thought I was going to be teaching my first year in my mid-30s:unsure:. In all honesty, I'm not sure what grade I'm really the best suited for either. I'm trying to think of what would give me the best shot of a job. Universal Pre-K is huge in my state right now, so I know there is a big chance of landing a job in a UPK at a public school or private preschool. I only have to take one more additional class, have a transcript review and I will then be certified in Birth-2. Plus, this new license will be valid for 5 years. A few people also told me that Special Education Itinerant Teachers are becoming very in demand and also offer great flexible scheduels, which would be great for me. For that though, I would need to be certified in Special Education, so would need to take an additional 3 classes and take another test. All of these classes are offered online at a college in my area, but the price is well over $1000 or more for just one class and I would not be able to get a student loan. I'm not going to lie, we have tons of bills, including my first student loan that went into re-payment, so when I mentioned it to my husband, he really didn't seem all that onboard with it. We really can't afford to waste more money, plus it's not like I'm guaranteed a job either. I guess I'm trying to see what would make me more marketable. I applied to pre-schools teaching jobs this past summer, and got a few interviews. All of those schools though, if I was offered a job, I would have 1 year to become certified in Early EDU. So do you think it would be wise to add an additional certification? If so, would you do Early Edu or Special Edu?