I thought I was posting this in the budget board but I accidentally put it in the family board so I am reposting. What I mean is you had your bachelors and worked in a different field then went back to school to be a teacher. I have my bachelors of Science in Business. I have worked in the insurance industry for the past 10 years and am 34 with a 3yo DS and a 1yo DD. And I a considering going back to school to be a teacher. I have some questions. (I also live in Michigan) 1. How long did it take you to get your teaching certificate with a BS? Rough idea considering all the general ed courses already taken. 2. Was it hard to go back to school and student teach with kids. 3. What made you do it? 4. How hard was it to find a job? (are schools looking for 20 somethings or do they like the prior experience) 5. What made your decision to take the leap 6. Would you do it over again with all the issues with teachers now? And am I crazy to even consider leaving a well paying job in this economy.