After the mortgage business went bust in 2006 thru 2010, my wife and i decided one of us needed to get a guaranteed salery, with benifits. Since i had the teachers' degree, the logical thing to do was for her to stay in realestate and i would go back to teaching. I accepted a job as an aid, after i learned that my teachers' certificate had expired. I was told that i needed 9 hrs., at USA(recommended by the state), to teach in the state of Alabama. I'm currently working on those 9hrs at USA .