The purposes of this study are to understand the problems of classroom teachers in their first three years of teaching, and to scrutinize whether these problems differ according to having regular or alternative teacher certification. The sample of this study was 275 Classroom Teachers in the Public Elementary Schools in districts of Ordu, Samsun, and Sinop in the Black Sea region. The data gathered through the questionnaire were subject to descriptive and inferential statistical analysis. Results of the study indicate that there was a significant difference between alternative certification teachers and regular education teachers; area they graduated from, age, and time of graduation, however, gender, city, and type of classroom do not have an effect on problems that teachers experienced. © 2014 Eǧitim ve Bilim Dergisi.