(Closed) Any Teachers Out There?

posted 9 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Hi! Well, nearly. I’m four months away from finishing my training – I’m doing secondary (highschool) teaching, I can’t WAIT to have my own classes next year!

What does being a Special Ed teacher mean? (I don’t think we have them here, at least not under that name). 

I’m not sure about the job hunt, but good luck! 

Post # 4
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1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I’m a PE teacher and I love it! As far as it being July without a job, I would say it probably depends on when you started looking and where you live.  I decided I wanted to change schools this past year and started looking in late February and got a job offer by April…However, it’s really common for schools to still be hiring through August and sometimes even into September! Just keep sending out cover letters and resumes to any school you think you might want to work at, even if they don’t have an opening posted…Good luck!

Post # 5
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I am a teacher.  I have been teaching since I graduated in 1996.  It depends on the market for teachers with your skill set in the area.  In my area it is very rare that a teacher right out of college gets a contract position.  Most of them are subbing daily or subbing long term before they get hired for a job.  There are some states that need teachers more than others.  Several  states have also laid off teachers recently.  I taught preschool for a year, moved to CA for a teaching position, stayed there 10 years, came back to my hometown, subbed for a year before I landed my current job.  Keep your head up and keep searching.  You may see postings right before the school year once a district knows what it needs.  You can sub to get known in a district and get your foot in the door.  I hope this helps.  If you have any other questions, just ask.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m a teacher too!! Moving from 3rd grade to 4th next year.  I second that you need to KEEP LOOKING and sending out applications.  You may have to settle for something that you’re not in love with right away and then get a chance to move within that district in the years to come.  Subbing is a great way to get a foot in the door too!

Good Luck! 

Post # 7
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796 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Yay teachers! And a special yay for special ed. teachers!

I know that both school systems I have been hired in, I didn’t get hired until August. They definitely like to make you freak out! But, as a special education teacher you should be okay, and I definitely wouldn’t be worried yet.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ll be finished in December with a degree in Secondary Education and History from Lourdes in Sylvania! As far as not getting a job, I know that this area is hard to get a job in (at least according to my professors) because there are so many great colleges with great Education programs. With a special ed degree I think you might be in higher demand than say someone like me in the social studies field. I plan on relocating next year after my wedding, but I’m also open to not teaching (utilizing my history degree). We’ll see what happens after graduation. Good luck in your search, I’m sure you’ll find something soon.

Post # 9
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

I WAS a teacher! I joined Teach for America after college and taught 7th grade English for three years. I loved it sooooooo much. I’m taking a break right now to get my master’s degree, and it’s kind of breaking my heart!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m a BGSU alum too!  I graduated a llloonnnngggg time ago, but remember my college days fondly.  Sigh.  I was hired for my first teaching job in mid-July for a late August start date.  That was quite common back then.

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