More specifically, I would like to be a special ed teacher. After I take and pass my 161 exam, I will be qualified to teach. However, I have not seen many opportunities in the Houston area. I am willing to start as an aide in a special ed classroom. I have applied to almost every position at the school districts. But, it seems almost impossible to get a foot in the door without knowing someone. Can anyone offer some insight or advice? Maybe even some alternatives to teaching that I may be qualified for in the event that I cannot find anything? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Goodwill has volunteer opportunities--and so should other social service organizations which work with people with disabilities. You should look up the Houston-area affiliates and talk with them about volunteering.