P.E. Teachers, How Long Did it Take you to Find a Job?

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  1. UpperMidwest

    UpperMidwest Rookie

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    I am considering becoming a P.E. teacher. How long did it take you to find a job? Did you have to relocate? Anyone give up and just do something else?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Keep in mind that if you are looking at elementary or middle school, there is only one or two PE teachers per building. In high school there may be more but when you combine lmited positions to begin with and the fact that a career can span 30 years, openings are rare and competition is high.
     
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    teacherintexas Maven

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    Are you wanting to coach or just teach PE?

    My husband coaches and gets called for jobs he hasn’t applied for quite often.
     
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  5. pommom

    pommom Comrade

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    I am also wondering this.
     
  6. jmatthees

    jmatthees New Member

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    it's easier if you do more then PE...a lot of colleges have health and pe classes that cross into each others realms so get your health and PE as well...also many schools love when their PE has a DAPE degree to...i got PE, Health, and DAPE and had an interview at every place i applied
     
  7. stephenpe

    stephenpe Connoisseur

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    Took me a year to get the PE job. Taught math my first year. 1978-79. Then I worked in a very small school and along with the PE I taught math, reading, computer skills, gifted among other things. Greatest job ever. Finally gave it up last May after 40 yrs.
     

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