I'm on my way to getting certified in NY (will finish next spring with initial certification in SS secondary education if it goes well). However, I live in NYC and it's been a struggle supporting myself even with a full time job working overtime and taking off semesters. I don't know if I will have a very good chance at finding a job in the Long Island area (including Brooklyn and Queens) when I graduate and someone I know that is moving close to Charlotte offered to let me stay for a while when I graduate. I could get my initial certification in May 2019 in NY. Is it possible to get reciprocity in NC with just an initial certification? How long does it usually take to get the license? Could I apply for jobs in NC when working on getting my license changed over? Also, how is the job market there for someone new to teaching? Also, I have the same questions about TX. If anyone could lead me to any information or tell me about their personal experience or just give any advice that would be great. I'd really appreciate it.