Hi, This is my first post here. Anyway, I am actually a grad student who is close to finishing a Theatre related MA. I have a Theatre BA also and have come to realize that I have made a terrible, terrible choice and that people in their early 20s are too young to make permanent career choices. I can even plunge further down the academic spiral and get more in-debt and waste 10 years of my life getting a PhD in a field which will be almost impossible to find a job in, or I can learn something practical. I've thought about learning Computer Science, but that would take years. Getting certified to teach grades 8-12 seems like a more reasonable option. I can either go to a Post-Bacculaurate program and spend about 2 -2 1/2 years (would be 1 and a 1/2 years, but I have a lot of undergrad courses in Social Studies that the university wants me to take), plus tens of thousands of dollars, or I can go to an alternative teacher certification program like Texas Teachers Alternative Certification (board won't let me post links so google it). I have my doubts about the alternative teacher certification programs like that, does anyone have any experience? I know they are accredited, but still I am cautious. I know the high school teaching market is tough also, but it can't compare to how hard the college professor job market is.