NJ areas of demand

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  1. njeledteacher

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    Are there any teaching specialties that are in demand in NJ? I have a degree in science, but do not want to teach it. I know there is a shortage of science teachers, but is there anything I should pursue? Especially at the elementary level?
     
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    I don't know about in demand... but I've seen science like you said, some math too but those two subjects are usually middle school-high school.

    elementary in NJ is just brutal =(... at least for me. I've seen quite a few art/music/p.e. if that's what you meant by specialties. I think special ed. is usually an area that people look for as well but the spectrum of special ed jobs can be quite varied from what I've seen.
     
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    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    I would try to go for science since you're not certified in anything else. As long as you have a teaching job, that really is a start-- and you'll have a better chance of getting a job teaching if its in science or math (I've seen alot of schools in NJ hiring for science and math).

    Once you become certified in something else, you can see if your school could possibly teach that subject instead.

    But without certification, you don't have too many choices.
     
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    YOu do have an advantage being a guy. I have seem many positions in elem. ed given to a guy over a girl. Even someone who is more qualified.
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    Multi-certifications is always good. If you have science, consider adding on a math or sped cert...it makes you more flexible in terms of placement for a district.
     
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    Thanks, I think that is the route I might go. Although it's hard to keep sticking it out for this long.
     

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