Hello All- I am new to this forum and so far enjoy reading all the posts and appreciate the information provided. I am enrolled in an alternative certification program specifically iteachtexas and I was curious as to who all found a job who was enrolled in an alternative cert program. I only want to teach elementary. I took the EC-4 Generalist exam and have applied to a few school districts for next year. It seems like it's pretty competitive to find an elementary job these days. I was told by a couple of my teacher friends to not put that I am in an alternative cert program on my resume because the principals don't like that? That worries me! Has anyone else heard this? What advice can anyone offer as far as job searching being from an alternative certification program. I can't get fully-certified unless I have held a job for one year but how do I get a job if schools dont like students in an alternative certification program? This is sooo confusing!!!! Thanks for your HELP!