I am emplyed in Ohio and found it difficult to find a job
because of previous experience. I gave up all my years
outside of Ohio to be hired. I had 8 years outside of OHio.
I was hired 5 years ago and they had to give me my 4 years
of subbing (full time building sub). It kind of stinks, but
at least I have a job in a stable district with a nice
That being said....YES - a 1-8 certificated is highly
desireable because folks like us can "move" within an
elementary building. We are capable of teaching 4,5, or6
without needing specialization. There are a bazillion people
with preK-3. Then there is the middle grades.
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