This is my last year of college. I'm an anthro major but am 100% sure that I want to teach high school social studies (however, I am also open to English). I should be graduating with a high GPA (3.7-3.8) with a bunch of history credits under my belt. I would really like to teach in CA so I want to pursue alternate certification there. I'm wondering --- 1. How hard is it to get into CA's alternate certification programs? 2. What are my chances of getting a job after I am certified? Is it actually possible that it is ... impossible? I have heard of some people not getting hired but I figure that if I apply to enough schools, it should happen eventually -- right? :/ 3. Will my chances improve if I apply to inner-city schools? 4. Is there ANYTHING I can do during my last year of college to improve my chances of finding a job? 5. Lastly - I'm conflicted on opening my search to other states, because my goal is to live in CA and I don't want to get certified in a different state if it won't transfer. Any thoughts? Sorry, that was a lot of questions but I don't know where else to ask them. Thanks everyone!!