Discussion in 'General Education' started by whizkid, Aug 25, 2018.
Aug 25, 2018
I'm licensed in two and looking at a third.
This is probably a silly question, but do you mean licensed as teacher in multiple states or in some other way?
As a teacher
Gotcha. I’m only licensed in CA. It’s the only place for me!
Are you thinking about relocating out of state? Or do you just have reciprocity with other states?
Just reciprocity for now. Wanting to keep my options open.
I moved across the country to a different state for my first job right out of college. I was in a really isolated location and wanted to move closer to a city, and decided to seriously job hunt towards the end of my 2nd year of teaching. Since the job market was so awful in my home state, I really didn't realize how easily I'd get hired in the city here. I got approval for a license in FL, renewed my home state's license, and passed the licensing tests to get licensed in VA. After all of this, I ended up getting hired after my first interview in my current city .
I never went through with actually paying for/getting the VA or FL license, and my home state's license has lapsed now. I figure if I ever went back to my home state (which I don't see happening), I would just apply and get the license then. It doesn't make sense to keep paying to renew something I'm not using.
I’ve never grasped why teachers have to renew their licenses by paying a fee. In CA, I have to “renew” my Clear credential by paying a fee every five years. I understand renewal being contingent on continuing education (professional development), but being contingent on money? Ridiculous.
I’m only licensed in one state. I live right in the middle of it, and I don’t have any plans to move. I could see. Having additional licenses if I lived near a border or planned on moving.
I’m currently licensed in two, and I allowed my license to lapse in a third state.
I’m licensed/certified in two states. I’ve worked in both, and I live near the border of both states. I used to teach on the opposite side of one state (not near the shared border), but now I live in the other.
I had certification in three, but my Maryland and New York certificates have lapsed, so it's just Virginia.
Oooh, fancy! You’re all over the place. Have you taught in each of those three states?
I'm licensed in two because I live on a state border. I live in one state and teach in the other. I used to teach in my state.
Aug 26, 2018
But Texas should count as seven or eight states.
My credentialing program was in New York, but other than subbing, I couldn't get a job there (at least not without moving towards the city). I taught in Maryland for a year, then moved to Virginia.
I'm confused. You pay a fee every five years to clear your credential. How is that different from every other state that requires a fee to renew every five years?
I don’t ever renew in NJ. I’ve been working consistently in NJ for more than 20 years, however. I don’t know if it’s different for those who aren’t currently working.
That’s similar to my state. You start with an initial certificate that is good for four years while you complete some requirements, such as a mentor program. Then you have to upgrade (which includes a fee) to a career certificate. That career certificate is good for 99 years though, so no one is paying a fee ever again after that, unless they want to add on new areas of certification.
In my other state, we have the requirement of paying to renew every five years. Even though I don’t expect to ever work there again, I continue to pay in order to have it as a backup plan. They’ve changed the requirements for licensure since I earned mine, and I don’t want to ever have to take another test or additional coursework, should I find myself in the unlikely situation of needing to work there. So, it’s just easier to pay $50 every five years and know that I’m good to go should I decide to work in the state again.
I'm in Northern Virginia. I like it. The pay is kind of crap but we've been able to avoid a lot of the stupider elements of the "reform" movement.
I have to renew my credentials every 5 years. Each credential (my multiple subjects teaching credential and my admin services credential) are $102.50 each. I end up paying a little over $200 every 5 years.
Sorry for the miscommunication. My credential is already cleared, but we have to renew it online every 5 years, I believe, via the CTC website by paying a fee. This is my 5th year teaching and I have to renew it soon. It just seems pointless to me to have to renew a Cleared credential.
For both your teaching and admin credentials? Am I correct? I will have to renew my Clear credential soon and don’t know how much I have to pay.
It’s $100, but there some sort of processing fee of $2.50, so it’ll be $102.50 for you.
You renew it entirely online. You can probably log in right now and do it.
Thank you so much!
Aug 27, 2018
Just one. I let Florida expire. I did college there, but never taught there.
Oct 1, 2018
Hopefully I can get administration in a third state.
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