We will be moving to VA in the next few months because of my husband's job. We're probably going to move around Stafford, Woodbridge, Dumfries/Triangle, or Fredericksburg areas and I was hoping for some information about the job market and districts there. I live in NJ and have a Masters in Elementary Education and a special education certification. I have not taken the VA certification tests so I don't know if that will automatically disqualify me from interviewing for positions. Do you know of anyone from out-of-state getting hired without taking the VA tests (on a provisional/conditional offer)? I'll be looking for a mid-year job at first (I have to finish up an interim teaching position I got here in NJ until Dec.) and then looking for my own classroom. Are there more job openings in special education? How about any private special education schools? If so, are they more lenient on not having the required tests completed right away? Sorry about all the questions, but it's such a confusing process and I want to do my research. Thanks!