(Closed) K-12 teaching in NY/NYC/NJ

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a teacher in NJ and the job market is AWFUL.  I would NOT recommend coming here at all!  I can give you more information if you want to talk more 🙂

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@confettiegg2000:  Just be forewarned – the certification process in NJ takes FOREVER.  Usually it’s at least 8-12 weeks 🙁  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I wish you the best of luck!  You dont have an easy road ahead of you.  New York has one of the best teachers unions in the country.  The positions are extremly competitive.  Especially in the arts with budget cuts.  I have multiple friends that are certified as teachers in NY that have left to teach in Hawaii and The Virgin Islands because they could not find jobs here.  The ones that did not relocate are substitutes, or in jobs in completely other fields.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I teach in upstate NY (hour north of the city), but as a relatively new teacher, there is almost no job security. I have 4 certifications, but with budget cuts, teacher layoffs, etc., I have been laid off the last two Junes in a row… and it’s likely to happen again. I have gotten rehired by the same district each year, but it has been very difficult and the market is EXTREMELY competitive. I know a few years ago the city had a better job pool, but I think that has diminished too. My advice would be that if you don’t have deep roots here, definitely consider other areas. Sorry, I know it stinks. I’m hopeful that this will turn around soon! The whole system is a mess right now 🙁

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

none, other than that in NJ it will be nearly impossible to get a music teacher position =/ good luck!

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