(Closed) How to help Husband: Calling Psych, IT/Tech, & Teacher Bees!

posted 4 years ago in Career
Post # 4
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892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Extension54:  Ok I’m going to start this by saying I’m not a teacher, but FI is he also has a bachelors in psychology. He teaches Primary/Jr. aged kids, pretty much anything up to grade 6 is where he enjoys it the most ( His passion for teaching is Special Ed though – Which is what hes teaching right now its a Developmentaly Disabled class).

He loves teaching, but I think it takes a spesific kind of person to do it. Personally I would hate it (I’m not sure what kind of teaching your FI may (or may not) be interested in) but if possible, maybe he could do a few weeks of volunteering at a local school just so he can get a feel for what teaching is all about. 

 

 

 

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Extension54:  Tell him to take the GRE and the LSAT.  It should indicate his strengths and weaknesses.  Based on my scores I was destined for law school but had my math scores been higher, I would have liked to go into public administration or social work.

Tell him to sign to be a substitute teacher for the local school district.  He will likely ned to take a certification test and get a background screening as part of the process. While substituting isn’t the same as teaching, he can get an idea of whether that is something he really wants to do full time.

Otherwise, tell him to look thorugh job ads and apply for anything and everything that interests him.  It may take a while for him to even find a regular job of any type and a lot of times your first job opens a lot more doors to other jobs you had not even considered.

Post # 7
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892 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Extension54:  Ok, this is horrible, but I’m not sure. Haha, I know he had to go to teachers college after he graduated from uni. I don’t know if that would qualify as a bachelors of education? I think thats what it is!

And no! I don’t think it would be weird. I would for sure bring up that he’s interested in the teachers aide position, I’m not sure if he needs some sort of a diploma for that though.. I know here (In Ontario) you need to go to school (I think its just a 2 year college course) to become an EA or “Educational Assistant” I’m not sure if that’s the same thing as a teaches aide though.

Even if he doesn’t have the right “qualifications” to do the job though. I’d talk to the principal and let him (or her) know that your husband is trying to figure out if teaching is the right thing for him and is interested in doing some shadowing or volunteering in a couple classes. If I were your husband I’d also bring a resume, and some references just to show that hes a legit person, trying to figure out his career rather then some weirdo, with no info on himself, but I’m sure he’d probably already know to bring all that info anyways =)

Plus if teaching is the avenue that your husband wants to go down then he’ll already have a reference from a principal and/or teacher straight out of the gate, it will be another great thing to add to his resume if teaching is the route he wants to go!

 

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