I have a B.A. in Spanish and a MA Teaching license for 5-12 for Spanish, but I did not take an education track in college and have no student teaching experience. I applied for a .5 middle school Spanish teacher position this week, got an email from the interm principal the same day, had a meeting with him the day after, and an official interview the day after that. We talked about my lack of teaching experience in the interview, and they seem desperate enough to fill the position that they're willing to work around it. At the end of the interview I was told that as long as my references checked out and as long as I passed the background check, I had the job. I believe I was the only candidate that they were interviewing, and I know they want the position filled asap. I also know that 2/3 of my references will most likely be difficult to contact this time of year. If reference #3 gives me a glowing review, do you think that will be good enough for them to move forward with me? I hate being stuck in this limbo. I want to be excited about this, but considering nothing is official yet, I'm over worrying about everything.