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  1. green78

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    I received a message today from a public school in NJ. I was told I can not teach for them because I live in PA. I have my CEAS for NJ in two areas p-3 which I had since 2003 and Students with disabilities which I had since 2008. Is it true that you can not teach in NJ if you live in another state. I feel if this is true it is so wrong. If it is true then I wasted all that money. I feel that if it is true I should be grandfathered in. Please let me know if this is true.
     
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  3. catnfiddle

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    That's probably something you'll need to check with the state Department of Education, unfortunately. Sorry!
     
  4. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Wow, I had no idea. I don't know of any teachers that do the PA to NJ commute, but know a few NJ to PA commuters. Had no idea new employees had to be residents.

    Green78, can you plan to move to NJ if offered a job? Do you think you could let districts know of your willingness to move once an offer has been given?
     
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    According to the article that BioAngel sent, you have a year to become a resident, so again, as long as you are willing/able to move to NJ you should still be able to get a job.
     
  7. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Ya but with plenty of NJ residents as candidates why would a school want to deal with it?

    Not to discourage anyone, just saying...
     
  8. teacher36

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    Wow! That is outrageous. I live in NY and am certified to teach in NJ. I teach in a private school in NJ. I ahve been applying like crazy to public schools in NJ and haven't heard anything back! I guess that's why!! Funny how they accepted my money for the Praxis exam and for certification but now it's useless!! Also, couldn't one of these schools have sent me a quick e-mail saying, sorry you don't qualify, you are not a resident!!!!!
     
  9. green78

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    Teacher36 I feel the same way. This new law really stinks. Now I am out all that money too. I feel if you already have the cert, you should be grandfathered in.
     
  10. czacza

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    Our governor is not out to make teachers' lives pleasant....:mad:
     

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