Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by Chris Render, Jan 29, 2018.
Jan 30, 2018
I don’t think they would do that in NY.
You say these things all the time about NY but never say what districts to check. They need to post whether their teachers are certified on the web. It’s an easy check.
You could always pull up the district, take a screen grab, and black out the district names and even teacher last names if you like. Otherwise, no need to keep saying it.
Jan 31, 2018
How can they force you to teach a subject you don’t have a certification in?! I mean, the certification tests are separated by language.
Only in America.
In my district you can be asked to teach outside your content area. There are some limitations to that as far as how many classes can be assigned to you and for how long you are allowed to teach outside your content area. It's not super common, but I have seen it happen more than once.
Teacher or District please.
I think you’re in California right? Both large geographically and in difference in quality. Where does California rank again?
I’m not saying it doesn’t happen in the history of the world. Last time leaborb said stuff like this, I looked it up and it was less than 1%. Much less if memory serves.
No, I'm not in California.
There was a teacher in my district teaching a very common language, who apparently barely spoke that language. It happens more than we would like to think.
OP, it looks like your certs are in Business education -- is that correct? Sadly, at least where I am, Business classes are extremely rare. I would look to add another certification if possible in order to find a full-time position.
I teach HS math...the closest I've been asked to teach outside of my subject area is computer science. I am not sure what certifications are required for teaching computer science, but I'm guessing business ed would fall under that umbrella, but math works too (at least when they're desperate). I told my boss I wasn't comfortable enough with computer science to teach it, and she understood
There is no computer science cert in NJ. I think math cert is what most schools cover computer science with. Technology cert mentions nothing about qualifying you for computer science courses.
Yeah, we've had a cast of characters teaching computer science. Math teachers, biology teachers, and even the media center specialist have taught it---it seems to be a hard position to fill as all of those people have been reluctant to do it.
Anyone with a high school cert could technically teach it I suppose. If you aren’t required to hold a specific cert, that would mean you are just required to be certified to teach the grade level?
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