Jobs WITHOUT certification??

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  1. puff5655

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    My husband and I are both teachers in Alaska but moving back near my hometown. We didn’t realize how cumbersome it is to get certified in NY and PA. We started the process several months ago and it will likely be 2 more months before we actually get out applications approved.

    So I’m obviously really nervous about us getting jobs! Any ideas for positions/companies we could look into in the meantime, full time positions that are somewhat related to teaching? We need at least one of us to have a job with health insurance as a benefit.
     
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    I don't know about the insurance part, but, in my state, many private schools hire without certification.
     
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    Piggybacking off of the above respondent’s answer, it is true that private schools hire without certification, but in the private schools in my area — and I’d imagine elsewhere, too — you have to steadily work towards certification and you must be certified within three years of employment; else, you’ll be non-renewed.

    In my particular case, I was hired with only having taken and passed the CBEST, the 3 CSET Single Subtests for Math, and Praxis 5161. I had to enroll in a teaching credential program soon after to show I was making steady progress. It wasn’t enough that I just had my Bachelors and Masters in Math.
     
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    I taught in Catholic school for a year after moving from Virginia and wIting on NJ cert.
     
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    As others have stated many private and Catholic schools can hire without certification. Be warned though in my area (Northern NJ) since there are usually so many certified applicants for the jobs now they won’t hire an uncertified person even though they technically can.
     
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    Many of our subs only have emergency certification, which is relatively easy to obtain in Pa. once you have a Bachelor's. Yes, the daily pay works out to only $90 after taxes, but it's a start.
     
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    It's $65 here before taxes. Smh
     
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    Is it even worth it with that kind of pay?!
    Our subs make $130/day, and long term subs make much more. You need a Bachelor's (in anything) to sub in my state.
    Due to the shortage of teachers here, you can long term a vacancy for the entire school year. If you're okay with not having benefits, it's actually a pretty decent salary.
     
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    Well, I guess in a low income area. Our subs tend to be either fresh college grads or people being taken care of by a spouse. You only need 60 college hours here.
     
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    We're in a low income area. Subs get paid "well" BECAUSE nobody wants to work in this district, so this attracts more people willing to sub.

    But low pay makes sense if you don't need a degree, but I feel like that's barely above minimum wage, no?
     
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    Depends on the rate. Subs don't make much here.
     

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