I have my masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and taught for three years at a middle school the New York City public school system. I have a couple of questions:
1. My New York State teaching certificate expired last year. Is having been a certified teacher with 3 years of experience going to be sufficient for most schools, or is the fact that my certificate is expired likely to severely hinder my opportunities?
2. If I decide to apply for jobs that just require the TEFLcertification will schools recognize my masters in lieu of the typical 100 hour course? Should I worry about schools who are used to applicants with the TEFL certificate not recognizing a my masters in TESOL?