Hi! I've been reading these postings with interest. I guess I was under the impression it was only Oregon having a shortage, but apparantly I'm wrong! I switched to Special Ed so I would have an easier time finding a job (and because I love it too!). I can tell general ed jobs at all levels are scarce here just from my search. I was lucky, and found my dream job in May. My first three interviews were successful and I ended up with an offer from each. I was even being recruited from other districts, so had to deactivate my application. Everyone in my 25 member grad school cohort already has a position. How is it in the rest of the country for special education? My husband and I have cosidered the idea of relocating after a couple years, so I'm curiuos what the job market is like across the country. *By the way, I'm sorry some of you are having such a hard time. I love teaching, so I can understand how dissappointing it must feel. I'm sure the perfect job will come along for everyone of you though. And if anyone is interested in moving to Oregon to teach sped, it's a great place to be!