1. If you don't major in Elementary Education, can you still become an elementary teacher? Or can you get a teaching license as long as you have a 4 yr degree in anything? If so how long does getting a teaching license take? I want to live in Hawaii and become a teacher. 2. Also does it matter much whether you have a 4 yr degree from a Podunk U or from a Prestigious U like UMich? What if you had 2.0-2.5 GPA, would that significantly affect your chance of getting hired? What if you graduated from UMich but had 2.0-2.5 GPA could you still be hired? 3. When you do interview, do you have to actually be physically be present at the school to do the interviews? (If so, do they pay you for travelling and lodging costs?) Can you Skype for interview? 4. I read that it's hard to get fired from teaching job, but if you are fired, how hard is it to get another job in the teaching field, assuming the reason you were fired wasn't something egregious like child abuse? 5. Would there be enough turn over rate so that I could be hired in Hawaii? I suppose it is easier get the job in unpopular are, where are such places?