Is there really an age bias in teaching? In central NJ where I live, I see young, blonde teachers being hired in elem. ed but I did see a one 50 yr lady who was hired for middle school math. What is your general opinion? I am getting the CE in Elem. Ed and then prob. getting another certification in ESL (middle school and high school) and I am 42. By the time, I go thru a teacher prep program and then apply for jobs, I may be 45 at least. Should I even bother applying for any elem.ed jobs?? Do alternate routes count any more for elem.ed and MS/HS ESL? Thanks so much for any advice.