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One of my professional roles is co-chair of the NY Standards and Practices Board for Teaching. From that vantage point I can tell you that Bryan is quite right to counsel that you should touch base with the department of education in each state that holds some interest for you. Many states have arrangements whereby you can hold a teaching job while you make up any deficits in their certificaztion requirements. For example, Illinois has such a policy (I believe). Although it appears that your state has no reciprocity agreements with other states (from what I could discern), don’t let that keep you from reaching out. The perfect position is waiting for you somewhere. Best of luck!

Eric Gidseg, Ph.D.
Kindergarten Teacher
Pleasant Valley, NY