I love how based on your questioning you show/ it seems that you don't believe the poster or the fact that Districts *DO* hire in this way. I think you need to get out more and see other parts of the country. You should visit schools where LTS are serving in the classroom with NO experience AT ALL. If I'm a District and I can get somebody who is certified in ELA & SS and he needs to teach science, just based on his background I would say he's intelligent enough to prepare and make sure he knows the content well to teach it. And if I call him in an for an interview and he comes prepared to show me how dedicated he would be even though he's not a content expert, I'd be OK with it. Even if he doesn't have a strong background in the content area, he could pick it up fast and be one step ahead of the kids.It's easier to fill an elementary position with somebody, but it's harder in the secondary content areas. But in that case, depending on where you are, you take who you can get- - if anybody!