I was recently passed over for a position I really wanted. I moved to a more rural area where there is an extremely low teacher turnover rate, so it may be another couple of years before any of the area schools have positions in my field open again. I really need to get back to work, so I have been told by many people that I should consider adding another certification area to my license. All this would require would be taking the Praxis II subject area test, and paying the fee with the state department of education. I currently have a history teaching certificate, and taught history for three years before moving here. I was thinking I could add English Language Arts to my license. My question is, has anyone else added a certification area to their license in a subject that they did not major in when they were in college? History and English can overlap a bit sometimes, and I really love reading and writing. I just don't remember hardly anything at all about grammar and syntax. It would take some time to brush up on my skills (I have ordered a practice book, and will be getting my hands on a used high school textbook), but I'm up to the challenge. Has anyone done this before? What was your experience?