I graduated from college with a BA in Teaching of English (Secondary Education with a focus on English/Language Arts) this past December. Right after graduation I was offered a long-term subbing job which I just finished up a couple of days ago. I was also offered a summer job with the same school and district (I jumped on it right away). The district I work with prefers to hire people with a Masters and/or 3+ years of experience. I'd love to work in the district, but I'm not dead-set on it and I'd honestly love to work anywhere as long as I can gain experience and teach. My questions is, as a suburban Illinois resident looking to find a job preferably in the suburbs, should I continue searching for first-year teaching jobs or get into a Master's program? What are my other options? I don't want to just sit around and wait for miracles to happen. Any advice, guidance, honesty, stories would be appreciated. I'm really starting to worry myself sick about this whole thing and what my next move should be.