Don't take a job and then follow the unconventional path to
certification. If you already hold the degree, you ARE highly
qualified, so apply to any job that fits your qualifications. If
you are hired under a temporary certification and then follow
the path to certification, the school can claim HQT, but you
work year to year. You would be working at the whim of your
super. If a RIF is needed, you are the first to go, no matter
how many years experience or district time you have.