Hello everyone! I am hoping to be a first year middle or high school social studies teacher for the 2017-18. My goal is to get a job, really anywhere, in Virginia. I have my New York State initial teaching certification (7-12) and have recently sent out about 10+ applications for positions located in VA. My questions are -- what is the job market like in VA? Is is very competitive? What are my chances of getting a teaching position come this September? Also, does having my license from NYS make me a little more competitive? I also have my masters in teaching. I've heard mixed things about this. Thank you!