(Closed) Not sure what to do

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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4466 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

When I was in college getting a degree in General and Special Elementary Ed. I worked at a preschool prior to my student teaching. I needed to work and if that was the case then I knew I needed to do it in an area where I would get some teaching experience to put on my resume. It helped me a lot and then I was able to move on and kept going up and up. If I was in your position I would probably take the job and then try and start applying for full time teaching positions in elementary classrooms. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@dayl20:  I guess the decision just comes down to whether or not you can get by tightly on this subbing schedule until you get a full time position. I would strongly advocate on your behalf for any open positions in all different schools. Have you applied in private schools, charter schools, other public schools around you? 

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think this is really just a case of paying your dues.  I’m not a teacher, but my work place does a lot of similar things where they bring you on as a “casual” for an extended period before you’re hired on full time.  I’d probably look for some weekend/evening work rather than completely messing up the time that you need to be available for subbing.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I would keep subbing and look for evening or weekend work that isn’t neccessarily kid-related. Ugh, I can’t even count how many times I gave up to soon waiting on a promotion or permanent position. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i graduated in may with my BA in education and in order to be certified, i have to complete an MA in teaching. well, i’m at the end of that program and will student teach in the fall. until then, i too started subbing in the school district i really want to teach in in the future. i chose to also work at a preschool 2 days a week and sub the other 3. 

my advice to you would definitely be to sub as much as you can and maybe you can find a part time job in a preschool. that is what i am doing and i am now getting paid for 2 jobs, get to work with kids, and getting my foot in the door so i may teach in that district after graduation.

 

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think before you make a decision, you need to ask around to see how long the typical sub actually subs before getting a long term contract……My hometown in Ontario was 4 years….no way I could wait 4 years for stable income…my current district is 6 months to 3 years depending on your teaching area….anyone you can talk to?

I would be hesitant to leave my sub spot if teaching is your long term goal…

 

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