I have already asked if getting hired without my credential would be hard and did not receive a favorable response, even though I am very close to getting the credential. Now I am worried my age may hinder me in getting hired. I am 53. I have more 20 years teaching experience mostly overseas where I am now, although I did teach 7th grade English and I have completed my student teaching in grade 3 and 6. I also substituted for a year and a half while taking the credential classes. I am hoping to settle in a rural area in Oregon. I would appreciate any opinions on this. Thanks.