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Ucan
 
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Smart Move
Old 11-25-2017, 01:16 PM
 
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You're smart to consider an alternative career path that will enable you to avoid burn-out in future. Although I'm retired, I started out working in a bilingual program in a large middle school for several years and taught 5th grade before working as a special ed. resource teacher at in K-12. I was barely able to make it to retirement with all of the HOWEVERS you so aptly point out in your post and would not recommend the special ed. route to anyone.

Even though I was not actually qualified to teach bilingual classes, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience - again for all the same reasons that you list. Since you are fluent in Spanish, the current demographic trend in the U.S. points to a promising employment outlook for ESL teachers. Go for it!
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