This is my first time posting on this site so I hope I'm doing this right...
I'm an American married to a Korean national. My husband is a math teacher at a private Christian high school (not international school) in South Korea, where we live. We would like to move to the States, preferably California, in two years. We've researched how to apply for his visa and a preliminary California state teaching credential based on his Korean credential. I'm just wondering what the job prospects are for a math teacher from South Korea wanting to teach high school or middle school math in the States. Korea is famous for it's excellence in math and he is an excellent math teacher with a BS in math education from a SKY school (the Korean ivy league), a teaching credential of the highest grade, four years of teaching experience at the high school level, and great references. He does, however, have a slight accent and his four years of teaching experience have been teaching in Korea, in Korean. He's now applying to a semester teaching exchange, which would give him some experience teaching in the States, in English.
From reading some of the posts in the forum, I can see that even American teachers have a hard time finding teaching jobs in the States and it looks like it's been this way for some time. However, any information or advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated! Do any of you know of first generation Americans that are teachers?
He's also interested in teaching at tutoring centers. I know there are many owned by Korean Americans in Southern California. If anyone has information about those, I would appreciate greatly appreciate that too!
Sorry this is long... thank you so much for your time