I applied to PW schools in VA which makes for 4 states total and 9 counties. I had 1 interview back in July and it was a no. I emailed my supervisor the other day and he replied saying it was a "horrendous" job market and to go ahead and "just substitute" for the upcoming school year. Ouch. Not exactly what I wanted to hear. Regardless, I applied to the 2 closest counties for substituting. One still has a pool I have to go through, but at least that's a little more hopeful! I chose my school over another because of it's academic standards and preference in the community. The school is known for having teachers hired right away and preferred over other universities. I even joined Kappa Delta Pi to help show off my dedication to my career. Now it feels like I've wasted my money. Yes I know, it's still early. School starts in a week. Still, wishing I could have even an interview to look forward too :\ The upside, if I do substitute, I'll still be able to build my background in my science certification. My sister is homeschooled and their umbrella group is hosting co-op classes. They need a middle school science teacher. While it is volunteer, it will work for experience!