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Hello,

I am 43 going back to school to get a degree in education.
I see though that I have to decide right away whether or
not I want to teach middle school or elementary. If I
teach middle school, will I have to have a specialized
area that I teach?

Is job satisfaction higher in elementary or middle
school? What is a good area that has high retention
rates. It would be nice to teach German but that would be
a high school class. I wonder what you all think...am I
too old to be a teacher just starting out at 47-48 years
of age?

Is it really difficult to get a job? I have put in an
application to substitute teach, will that hinder my
chances of full time teaching? I read that somewhere on
this site and it surprised me!!!

thanks for your advice!
Loriann


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