Hello - I am switching careers from financial services to teaching. I took one course at a community college and I passed the PRAXIS exam in Elementary Ed and in Middle School Math. I submitted the appropriate documentation to the NJDOE and I now have my Certificate of Eligibility in Elementary Ed (K-5) and I also have a Certificate of Eligibility in Elementary Ed with Mathematics specialization (5-8). The Alternate Route program is in 2 stages. The first stage begins in July and it consists of 4 credits of a Classroom Management Class. We have been advised that in order to continue in Stage 2 of the program which begins in September we need to have promise of employment with a school district by September. I have been sending out my resume and cover letters and completing various on-line applications. I am interested in teaching Middle School Math. How realistic will it be for me to acquire a teaching position in NJ with just a CE and no formal or student teaching experience?