I obtained the Elementary 1000 certificate in 2005. I was told by the NJDOE office that this certificate allows me to teach Pre-School through 8th grade. I also obtained my special ed cert in 2017. I’m looking to strengthen my resume, make myself more marketable, and “update” my certifications WITHOUT going back to school. I’d love to go back but can’t because I simply can’t afford to. Anyway, because of the reasons I just mentioned, I am thinking to take the Early Childhood Praxis II, as I would love to start teaching children in the Pre-K age group. Another option I’m considering is taking the math praxis for middle school. I don’t even need the latter cert though, according to the NJDOE. They said that’s up to the district Bc I am technically able to teach middle school already. But again- just trying to be more current and put myself in a good position! I’m not sure if the same applies for preschool, but I’m thinking it might. I’m just curious of your professional opinions- especially those at the administrative level. Which route do you think would be the best one to take to help me satisfy the goals I mentioned? I’ve been teaching in a private school for 12 years now and am looking to get into a public school district. I like where I am but the money and stability alone make me need/want to go into a public district. Any input would be truly appreciated!