Hi - I am doing the alternate certification route, so I have no experience teaching. I am getting my math credential. I went on my first job interview on Thursday with a nearby urban school district and was offered an employement contract right after the interview. I am really not sure what it means. The district was doing lots of interviews and there were three of us offered contracts, one person signed right away, myself and the other decided to wait - they will then email us this week and we have one week to decide whether or not to sign it. If I sign it , does that mean I am obligated to teach in that district no matter what school I end up at? Some of the schools I would not want to work at.. some are quite far away from where I live and others are in dangerous neighborhoods. Some of the schools I would really like to work in. What does a teaching contract mean??