I graduated with a degree in Political Science and so I pursued a Social Studies 4-8 credential. Well apparently everyone wants to teach social studies. The advice I received was to pursue another certification area like Special Education. I took my subject exam for Special Ed yesterday and I am eagerly awaiting the results. If I passed the Special Education EC-12 certification, will I be able to apply for Special Education positions right away, or do I also need something like Core Subjects 4-8? If I can apply for positions right away, what certifications should I attempt next to make myself as marketable as possible. I'd love to teach social studies and coach, but I want a job!