teaching high school with PhD?

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  1. ChangeAgent

    ChangeAgent Comrade

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    Rugby--yes, I would believe you still need to become certified through regular pathways regardless of level of education.
     
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    Lots of PhD's

    We have eight PhD's in our faculty. We see it as one of our strengths.
     
  3. Lindsay.Lou

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    You are correct that sometimes that might look for a "cheaper" teacher. I got my Masters in a phd program (basically, I dropped out of a phd program, and they threw me an MA as a parting gift). After seeing my resume, they explicitely told me in my interview "We cannot afford you if you plan to have your phd soon."

    However, when I was in high school, the only two teachers with phds were the two chemistry teachers! Good luck!
     
  4. jennyjenjen

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    In my district a first year teacher with just a BA would start at $45,229, a first year teacher with a Phd would earn $53,346. At the 14 year mark the difference is huge, $51,000 for the teacher with a BA and $82,000 for the Phd. Good luck in your job hunt!
     
  5. Caesar753

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    PhDs in my district make only like $500 more than the next highest educational category. I worded that poorly, but I think you konw what I mean.

    Anyway, it doesn't pay to be a PhD in my district, even when you get to the top of the pay scale....You'd still just make $500 more than the person in the classroom next door who didn't spend all that time or money in a PhD program.

    Having said all that, if high school is where your passion is, go for it. Have you researched the process for becoming licensed?
     

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