Intervention Teacher--not sure if I qualify...?

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  1. immawriter

    immawriter New Member

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    I've just finished an alternative certification program and I'm certified to teach ELA 4-8. Recently I came upon a job posting for an ELA Intervention Teacher. I wasn't sure what that was, so I did some research, but I'm still a bit confused.

    Would a newbie like me be considered for a position like this? Or does it require someone with more experience? The posting I saw had a generic description and didn't call for any experience, but a couple of other districts I saw require at least 5 years? Is that just a preference? Also, would I need special qualifications? There were none listed in the job posting, but like I said, the description was very generic--the same description they used for a job posting for a science teacher, even.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    file:///C:/Users/Lynette/Downloads/RtIGuidanceDocument[1].pdf

    In NJ we have reading specialists, and I am thinking that this is all of than and more. Sorry, not much help.
     
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    In Texas, at least where I have taught, intervention can mean helping students who might not pass STAAR (state testing), those who were previous-year failures, or those who did poorly on benchmark. Intervention could also mean a reading specialist, as lynettstoy stated, which is a specific graduate-level certification.

    It's very difficult to know what they want, especially if the district just posts a generic teacher job description with no mention of a specific certification.
     
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    They never make it easy, do they, to know what is really required? When I looked it up on the Texas site, I couldn't tell, but they came making references to reading intervention. As usual, you almost have to contact the district to know what they mean.
     
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    Reading intervention teachers in my area must have at least a multiple subject credential. Many also have a specialist instruction credential in reading. I knew someone who was called in for a reading intervention interview and they only had one year of teaching experience.
     
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    Have you written IEPs? I'm sure that's in the job description.
     

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