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Discussion in 'General Education' started by Mrs. Anxious, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Master Pre-K

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    Subbing is an excellent way to gain experience, get exposure, learn new trends in technology and standards, and network as well. You can see jobs posted before the public has access. And the more assignments you take , the more admin/principals get to know you and they will definitely be seeking you out. Especially for long-term assignments, and most importantly - expanded classrooms due to enrollment. You are already there!

    I signed up for every district in my area, and it is a great way to keep steady income between jobs.
     
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  2. Geologygirl

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    Dont loose hope. Keep trying. I applied to 100 openings when I was a new science teacher. All you need is one yes.
     
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  3. futuremathsprof

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    What the?! A hundred openings?! You have incredible stamina.
     
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  4. TeacherGroupie

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    Look through the Job Seekers postings of a decade or more ago, futuremathsprof: the job market was brutal, and Geologygirl's effort was more nearly the norm than the exception.
     
  5. futuremathsprof

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    This makes me sad and I feel lucky that I graduated into an excellent job market. I can’t imagine having to go through years of unsteady employment. That would be extremely stressful...
     
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  6. MrsC

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    In my district, and many others around me, almost all new grads can expect several years of subbing before being able to land a contract position.
     
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  7. bella84

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    Same here for most new elementary grads, unless they are willing to work in the low-paying city district or at a charter school (which typically don’t have good reputations here).
     
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  8. MrsC

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    Our exception is French qualifications. I just checked posting for external candidates--there are 7 for my board of over 224,000 students--3 are for French, 2 are for Indigenous Language teachers, and the others are for night school.
     
  9. YoungTeacherGuy

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    Yes! I was pink slipped around that time!
     
  10. futuremathsprof

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    This is to be expected for new elementary grads as the market is way, way over-saturated. There are just too many teachers trying to enter elementary and not enough trying to become middle-school and high-school teachers.
     
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  11. futuremathsprof

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    That’s horrible. How soon were you able to find another job? Were you teaching then or were you still a VP?
     
  12. bella84

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    I think part of that is, for career changers, it’s difficult to add on a teaching certification if your undergrad degree wasn’t in an area that leads to secondary certification, such as math, English, history, or one of the sciences. For example, my undergrad degree was in a unique field called recreation, sport, and tourism. When I decided to become a teacher after two miserable years in that field, the only career change program I qualified for was elementary and special education. It took me two years to get my teacher certification and masters degree in those areas but would have taken nearly double to become certified in any sort of secondary area. I’m not suggesting that this is the only reason that elementary is over saturated, but it doesn’t help.
     
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  13. YoungTeacherGuy

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    I was still teaching. The district hired me back shortly before school started. I believe it was late July when they offered me a contract. Many of my colleagues weren’t as fortunate and weren’t rehired until the following school year. I had to take a middle school ELA and Social Studies position (it was a take-it-or-leave-it type of situation).

    Those were tough years. Droves of teachers were getting laid off each year (from around 2008-2010/11). Many fully credentialed teachers who were new to the profession had to substitute teach, relocate to remote areas of CA, or work at a parochial/private school in order to secure employment.
     
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  14. futuremathsprof

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    That is just insanity! The economy was tough back then (I was a sophomore in high school in 2008)!

    I’m so glad you were able to salvage your situation even though it was less than ideal.
     
  15. whizkid

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    You should look into K-12 positions such as Physical Education, Librarian, or some sort of specialist if you can get the endorsement through testing only.
     

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