Moving and Substitute Teaching

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  1. corunnermom

    corunnermom Rookie

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    I just made a big decision and resigned from my current position as a first grade teacher. I went through a very ugly, heartbreaking divorce a few months ago and am in low place emotionally and physically. I can hardly function at work, which is not good for kids or me. I decided to move across the country to live with my sister in Minnesota, as I have no family here. My principal is very supportive. Of course, I am planning on working when I move. However, I'm unsure of what route I would like to take. I am in the process of obtaining my Minnesota teaching license. My ultimate goal is to obtain a full time position in the district. I'm not sure if it would be better for me to substitute teach or get a full time job teaching preschool (I loved teaching preschool but it pays nothing!). I also plan on getting another part time job either teaching an after school program or working at Starbucks because they offer benefits. Any advice, ideas, etc?
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    No advice, just hugs. Good luck!
     
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    Applying for a Minnesota teaching license can be a pain. My family was relocating there for my husband's job, and there were a million hoops to jump through. They require substitutes to have a substitute license, so definitely get on their state department of ed website to see how to begin that process. We didn't end up moving there as my husband received a better job in our current state, but I have heard that pretty much the only way to get hired full-time in many places there is to start as a sub.
     
  5. otterpop

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    I'd think substitute teaching would pay slightly better and also yield better connections for when/if you want to get a full time teaching job again. You'd also get to know which schools you'd most like to work in.

    Wishing you luck as you move into this next phase of life :greenheart:
     
  6. teacherguy111

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    Substitute teaching would be better for getting around more schools I'd say.
     
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    nklauste Comrade

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    With Minnesota's new licensing system (which is a major mess IMO), getting a license won't be a challenge. Getting a position can be a challenge depending on where in the state you are moving. I have lived in Minnesota my entire life and ended up moving way out state (like almost in Canada) to be able to get a job just starting out. Flexibility and making contacts is key to finding a teaching position in Minnesota (from my experience).
     

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