I know only a couple teachers that have gone through the program I will enter, but both of them were hired by the schools they were teaching in before the year was over. Is this common practice? I guess it would make sense. A school needs to fill a vacancy for a math teacher for next year, they have a good student math teacher, they offer them a job. Could this be a reason why there are a lot of job seekers? They didn't get offered a full time position where they were student teaching...or it has been a while since they finished their credential, so there are now new student teachers available before they need to review any resumes?