I just graduated with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree back in May, in which I completed student-teaching and various practicums. I am in NJ and am dually certified to teach both social studies and psychology and want to teach at the high school level in a public school. I have applied for close to 50 positions, including several private schools and middle schools. While I have gotten several interviews and one demo lesson, I still do not have a full-time position for the 2014-2015 school year. I am still waiting to hear from two schools. School starts right after Labor Day with Board of Ed meetings and new teacher orientations being next week for both schools. I am assuming that if I was going to be called for an interview at either school that it would have happened already. I feel as if the chances of me getting a full-time job at this point are slim-to-none. Am I correct in my assumptions? Did anybody in NJ get hired this late in the game for their first year? I am starting to come to terms with the fact that I probably will not have my own students this fall, which has been extremely difficult. However, I am on the sub lists in two districts and will be checking job postings every day for LTS and maternity leave positions, so that I can try to get my foot in the door.