Agree with above poster. It took me 2 years to find a position when I graduated. I was so upset and felt like my whole degree was pointless. I So you aren't willing to take the extra tests if it means getting a KY cert that might lead to a job, and thus make you more marketable in your current district? My spec ed classroom has an open para position. I did interviews with my principal last week. Every single person we interviewed had a Masters and a teaching cert., but hasn't found a job yet. But, they are willing to take a different position just to get a foot in the door. If you can't find a position, then it's time to make a new plan. You're not willing to relocate, so you can seek certification in a nearby state that you can commute to, or seek a para/instructional aid position to get more experience.