I currently live in PA. I have my MLS and will finish my certification as a library media specialist in the spring. I've been looking at positions in Austin, Texas because my husband has an opportunity to be transferred there. It's not looking good. Is it correct that I need not only my MLS w/certification but also my teaching certification, as well?? I keep reading that I need both AND two years of classroom experience. I'm shocked!!! I've been looking at several different states and so far Texas is the only one requiring two degrees for this career. I'm really bummed about this because it seems like a great place to live. After all of the years and money I've put into my degree, I simply cannot afford and do not have the time to go back to school for my teaching certification. I've taken a lot of the same courses that teachers need to take along with the same state tests so that's why it just surprised me that they won't accept a masters w/certification in that field. Can someone clarify this for me? I would really appreciate your help.