Endorsements.

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  1. nikkiluvsu15

    nikkiluvsu15 Rookie

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    When I joined here endorsements were mentioned to me - however, I was wondering what endorsements should I look into getting? The more the better... or what?

    The University that I am getting my Elementary Education degree from includes ESOL and Reading endorsements. So I will already have those, yay!

    I am also planning on getting a coaching endorsement from FSU (no matter how much that pains me.. :p).

    Just interested in knowing - not something I need to know right now as I'm still working on getting my AA degree! :D
     
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  3. Caesar753

    Caesar753 Multitudinous

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    Out of curiosity, why are you getting an AA?

    Does your el ed degree include early childhood and pre-k? If not, you should consider adding that.
     
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    I have to get my AA (with Education Emphasis) in order to get into the University program :)

    No, I think I will only be certified to teach K-6 with the option to be certified to teach up to 8th grade.
     
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    For Florida, the ESOL endorsement is required for the primary language instructor... and I wouldn't be surprised if we see the reading endorsement become required, as well.

    You may want to consider the gifted endorsement - it'll make you a bit more marketable. Especially if you plan on staying in the area I think you're in - very hard to find a job up there.

    And there's - well, not a buzz, but a flutter - that an ESE endorsement may be created within the next 5 years... effectively ending the need for ESE inclusion teachers.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Let's start with the basics.... what do you want to teach? What subject or age group can you envision yourself working with for the next 30 or 40 years?
     
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    I also like the idea of the gifted endorsement. I have known a few teachers who taught at the elementary level and who also had coaching endorsements and were able to coach middle or high school sports in the same district.
     
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    Aw, man. To teach gifted in Louisiana you have to have a Master's, six courses about gifted ed, and an internship. I wish I would have gotten gifted endorsement before I moved from Florida!
     
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    Thanks everyone!! :D I'll have to look into the Gifted Endorsement - I know USF has that endorsement program, but I believe you already have to be a teacher.

    chebrutta - you are probably thinking around the right area (if you are thinking Tally I'm east of them, but I'm west of J-ville!) and teaching jobs can be pretty hard to come by.

    I'm probably going to try to stay in FL for a little while, but maybe not in this area. I've lived in this tiny town for my whole life and while I love it... I'm kind of getting tired of it. :rolleyes:

    I'd prefer to teach 1st-3rd grade, but I think after I do all my student teaching I'll have a better idea. This fall I'm hoping to go and volunteer at the local school just to get inside a classroom - hopefully I'll be able to!

    That is what I'd like to do! My dad is a teacher and coach.. he is certified for 6th-12th grade and coaches varsity softball/football. I'd love to coach softball and I've got a great mentor ;) I'm going to volunteer to coach one of the recreation leagues at some point - it would be so much fun and great experience!
     
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    I'm going back to start my reading endorsement in about three weeks. I plan on getting my gifted and possibly an ESOL endorsement too. The more, the merrier! :)
     

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