I want to get out of the classroom, but stay in education working with kids.

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  1. cutieturtle07

    cutieturtle07 Rookie

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    Aug 20, 2019

    Hello everyone,

    I'm currently a stay at home mom expecting child number two. I also teach with VIPKID. I was formally an elementary school teacher for 5 years. When I go back to working outside the home, I want to stay in education, but I don't want be a classroom teacher.

    Is there a certification I can obtain that will help with this transition? I don't really want to get a master's, but will if the payoff is worth it.

    I'm interested in working with kids in small groups or one on one. I'm also not interested in working as an administrator.

    Thank you so much!!
     
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  3. otterpop

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    What area, if you are okay with saying? This information will vary greatly by state.
     
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    cutieturtle07 Rookie

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    Thanks for your reply! At this point it would be Texas or Florida.
     
  5. Michelle

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    Possibly work as an assistant / paraprofessional ? Elementary level you would stay in one class - secondary level ( middle school and high school ) you would move from class to class depending on where the need for you would be.
     
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    Thanks! I've definitely thought about it, but the salary is too low for those positions for me.
     
  7. Ms.Holyoke

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    You could look into being an interventionist or a reading specialist.
     
  8. Tired Teacher

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    Oh, if I had a do over..lol and you do! This is the job to get in a school!
    Our speech/language pathologist only sees kids 4 days a week and sees them 1 on 1. Sometimes she might see a small (3kids) group.
    She gets paid more than teachers who are working their butts off here. IMO, it is well worth it to get a MA if you are working in a school. You want to try to avoid debt as much as possible though.
    She has been able to have kids ( young now) and a lot more time and energy to spend with them. When I take my kids to specials, I walk by her room where she is sitting chatting w/ 1 student or alone, looking at her computer screen, I wish someone had told me about that job a long time ago! Good luck! :)
     
  9. OhioTeacher216

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    I am a special education teacher, and while I love it and the kids, I am in the same boat as you! I recently went back for my teaching license in visual impairments. My goal is to get a job as an itinerant TVI job so I can work with the kids (which I love), yet not be in the classroom. The program was only a year and so worth it.
     

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