How Many Endorsements

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  1. ninnee

    ninnee Rookie

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    Hey there folks new to the forum and have a question. I'm currently in the process of doing post-bacc for elementary Ed in NJ. Now I know NJ is tough as well as elementary but I am also going to be endorsed in Middle School Science, Art K-12 and P-3. Is it dumb to add Middle School History as well. I would need to take a few classes but that's it. Realistically I still have a ways to go and have no clue how the job market will be in 2 years and Id prefer to teach MS Science or Art. I'm just wondering if getting the history makes more sense since I could apply to more openings or am I doing to much all ready. Thanks for any input :).
     
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  3. RedStripey

    RedStripey Comrade

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    It's not dumb! Do it!

    I am also in NJ and I definitely want to add Middle School English and then either Social Studies or P-3 to my elementary cert :) I just need money for all that, haha.
     
  4. flutetoot

    flutetoot Companion

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    The more the merrier haha!

    I have 5 endorsements. I figure it will just help me get a job and give me more opportunities
     
  5. Jerseygirlteach

    Jerseygirlteach Groupie

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    Not dumb at all but you'd be better off with MS Math.
     
  6. ninnee

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    Thank you all for the replies. I agree MS Math would be better but I would need to take all the classes for that as somehow I never needed a single math class in college.
     
  7. TeachTN

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    I have six endorsements on my license (would have 7, but just can't pass that Economics Praxis :( ). It is not crazy at all to add as many as you possibly can. At this point, I am almost ready to add Guidance Counselor or any other endorsement. Be prepared though, for some reason in my area, it seems all the Social Studies job postings also mention a coaching position. It seems (again, at least in my area) that they get around the discrimination issue by saying "possible" football, boy's basketball, etc coaching position.

    Sorry, end vent - very frustrated to see so many of those postings this week. I KNOW they won't hire me to coach football.
     
  8. leighbball

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    I say go for it as long as you would be comfortable teaching it!
     

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