For lack of anywhere else to turn, I am turning here for some advice ... : ) I am considering giving up the comfort of my well-known and loved job to move to Texas, specifically the San Antonio area. I have heard that finding a job in that area is extremely difficult, and the competition is fierce. Is that the case? Are there surrounding areas with smaller schools that I could apply to? Does Texas have a website that lists all open teaching jobs, or would I need to check each district's site? As far as certification, the process is fairly typical and expensive. ($180 to review credentials, $50 for fingerprints, $77 for certification, $150 for required exams, plus the cost of the Texas History class I'm assuming I will need to take). Do you think I would benefit by obtaining TX certification before I begin applying? Or do most districts hire teachers regardless of which state their current certification comes from? Any advice or personal experience is greatly appreciated!