Hi everyone! I live in Maryland on the eastern shore and I have been trying to get a position as a business education teacher through Delaware's ARTC program. Basically Delaware will grant an emergency teaching license to someone with a bachelor's degree in critical needs areas (math, science, business education). Of course I have to find a school who will hire me with virtually no teaching experience and I wonder how likely that is. I have a B.S. in Business Admin and about 10 years of work experience but no teaching (although I have been a SAHM to two children for several years). I'm looking for a career change and teaching really appeals to me. So my next idea is to enroll in a teacher certification course and substitute teach until I get my certification. There are no alternative certification programs in my area (Worcester County) of Maryland. Just traditional schools that cost 20k+ and take two years of course work which as a Mom of two young kids I can't do. I have discovered an online program called Teach-Now that I can't find much information about...does anyone have any experience with them? They just received CAEP certification (the only online program in the country to do so!). I am wondering if I get certified through them (DC or AZ certificate), do a student teaching and then apply to transfer my cert to Maryland and Delaware if I could realistically get jobs. I'm a bit worried that an online program will be looked down upon by HR although I wonder if the CAEP cert would sway them? Also, both Teach for America and Relay have programs in Delaware for alternative routes to teaching that lead to certification and a Master's. I'm also thinking about applying to these programs as I think they would have a better reputation for HR departments. Of course TFA is not easy to get into and I've heard some mixed opinions about the program. Anyone have TFA/Relay experience? Does anybody have any info for me about the job market in Worcester County, Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware? I think I would try to get certified in Science and Business education or another critical needs area etc. to make the job search easier. I've heard not to do elementary ed as they are swamped with candidates..is that true? Any advice/opinions are very welcome and thank you!