People go to college with the expectation that when they graduate they will get a job. Unfortunately that is not the case, especially with the recession the way it is. People who receive a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in something other than education may obtain a teaching license, depending on what the teaching interest is, to receive a teaching license through an alternate route to teaching program that most states have. In Nevada, the alternate route to teaching is only available for secondary science, mathematics, and special education. Before you even begin the process, you must first attend an orientation session. In Utah, you may submit your paperwork when you are done with the pre requisites for review. One of the first things you need to have in order is money. There are fees that go along with obtaining a teaching license. Some of these fees are: an application fee, an endorsement fee, fingerprinting, drug test, licensure fee, and in some instances a professional developmental tracking fee. When you are placed under a program for alternate licensing for teachers, you will most likely be mentored for about a year and may have to take upper division education courses at the local college to receive your professional license. Some of these classes could be taken in a traditional classroom for a semester, a weekend crunching class, or an online class. There are alternate ways to receive your teaching license if you have a bachelor's degree in something other than education, but it also depends on what state you live in because of the ever evolving budget cuts, especially in larger school districts. In some school districts, such as the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest school district in the country, the starting salary for a teacher with alternative credentials is $39, 788 and a teacher with regular credentials is $45,637. It does make a difference, which is why some teachers return to obtain a master's degree and in some states it is mandatory, such as New York. All these standards and criteria are also slowly changing in order to meet the credentials under the No Child Left Behind Act that was adapted in 2001.