Applying for positions - wonder how some of my answers sound?

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  1. Caesar753

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    Every state is different when it comes to this. In my state you can add to your license with just credits. It's definitely worth calling the licensing office and asking questions before deciding not to try adding something because of what happens in "most" states.
     
  2. sue35

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    How did it go today?
     
  3. cby1224

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    In my state it is just a test to get the additional endorsement. With that said, I would call the licensing office to get clarification. As others have said, you should prioritize you "to call" list. Make those calls, even multiple calls to these people. You need to determine what is most important to you though. For me it would be CT calls, then licensing office calls, and then sub calls. As I am sure you know, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Don't give up calling them, reminding them, recalling them...
     
  4. bros

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    Correct. In NJ, it is credits + appropriate Praxis II.

    My question was asking about Federal Highly Qualified status, however.

    I know what the policy is in NJ - 30 credits in a coherent sequence plus passing the Praxis II in that subject.

    There was a separate section of the application where it asked if you had taken credits in History/Science/Math/English, how many, and if you were certified in that area.

    Called, secretary said she'd leave a note in their mailboxes, as both were out today - one at PD, the other took a sick day.

    My call priority is:
    1. Social Security (Need to make sure I keep getting SSI)
    2. Personnel person in charge of substitutes
     
  5. mathteachertobe

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    The subjects I have Highly Qualified status for are the ones I am credentialed for. I remember when I was first applying, districts asking for proof of my Highly Qualified status. It turned out, once you were employed, your district could fill out a form for you stating you were highly qualified, then you would submit that form as proof of being HQ. Looking for my first job, I didn't have that form. Looking for my second one, I did have it. This is California, not sure if NJ is the same. In California, you need to pass the CSET or have majored in a subject to receive HQ.
     
  6. bros

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    http://www.state.nj.us/education/profdev/nclb/

    then there's http://www.state.nj.us/education/profdev/nclb/hqtcharts.pdf

    which says
    To Satisfy the Federal Definition of Highly Qualified, Teachers Must:
    Have at least a Bachelor’s degree
    Have valid state certification
    o CE and CEAS are considered state
    certification
    o No requirements have been waived
    o No emergency or conditional certificates
    Demonstrate content expertise in the core academic subject(s) they teach

    How to Demonstrate that You Are a HQ General Education Teacher
    Self-contained Elementary Generalists
    Elementary Teacher
    (Grades K-3, K-5, K-6, K-8)
    Teachers of grade K-5, whether self-contained or departmentalized, qualify as elementary generalists
    Pass Praxis II Elementary Content Knowledge Test
     Pass National Teachers Examinations (NTE) (effective 1985-1994)
     P-3 Praxis Test for P-3 teachers only
    (P-3 Praxis became effective Dec. 1, 2007)
     
  7. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Did you make all your Calls today, bros? What progress did you make? What's next on your to do list!
     
  8. cby1224

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    Ditto this. This is how my state works also so I was unsure how you can be highly qualified without the endorsement?? Also, when I suggested prioritizing you "to call" list, I meant professionally. I understand you have some personal calls to make and that is fine, but again I would prioritize my to call list and just do it!
     
  9. bros

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    Called social security, they never returned my message.

    Personnel person in charge of subbing said that they still need to look at some stuff and they'll call me when they call me.

    Didn't hear anything back from my CTs, but I did call yesterday. They'll probably just email me about it. Or call me.

    Or they're busy because they have conferences next week, so they'll call me/email me after that.
     
  10. bros

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    A job got posted in a district near me - middle school. The job posting is for Teacher of Students with Disabilities and says:
    Applicants must hold the appropriate New Jersey Certification (Teacher of Handicapped/Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

    I wonder if I would qualify, despite my not holding a 5-8 cert? In the district's other middle school postings, they say things like Applicants must hold the appropriate certification (Teacher of Math/Science or Middle School Math/Science endorsement).

    So I am guessing they want someone who is certified teacher of students with disabilities. Since I believe this district has a self-contained class in their middle school as it is a district with one middle school.
     
  11. JustMe

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    Maybe I'm missing something. It's a position for a teacher of students with disabilities and requires certification in teaching students with disabilities. So, yeah, they want a teacher certified to teach students with disabilities.
     
  12. bros

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    It's for a middle school, which is why I am asking (as I am not certified to teach 6-12 unless it is self contained/basic skills).
     
  13. bros

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    I got an interview with the district I student taught in.

    I also had an interview yesterday with a company who deals in augmented reality education and is developing a curriculum and they want someone with my certifications.
     
  14. chemnerd19

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    Good luck with those! :) I'm crossing my fingers for you.
     

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