Because I passed the Arizona Educator's Proficiency Exam for Biology I am considered highly qualified as a biology instructor. Well, me and several hundred other teachers were not offered contracts by our districts. Now that I am out interviewing for a new position, I have had two principals ask me to quickly take the Chemistry AEPA and the Middle School General Science AEPA. At 135.00 each test and 59.00 each review book this is expensive and to me, plain silly. Just because I might cram and memorize enough to pass a test doesn't make me a good Chemistry teacher. Right now I am teaching Earth Science and Physical Science. I know I don't know enough about Physics to do much more than a brief pass on most topics. Another teacher who is excellent with Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, and Health and Human Reproduction has been given the Physical Science classes for next year. How does this make sense? I don't know all sciences! Physics, Earth Science, Biology, and Chemistry are all huge, involved content areas; that' why teachers specialize. The job market is terrible, seems like principals want/need/demand the most "bang" for their buck, I understand the situation but the Spanish teacher doesn't teach French. Why is it normal to expect me to teach Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology?