Praxis question?

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  1. riverdance85

    riverdance85 Rookie

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    Aug 22, 2014

    Good evening-

    I am currently licensed to teach one subject (I am a third year teacher) and I have recently taken another praxis to add that endorsement to my license. I just got my score today and found out that I did not pass it. I am currently set to teach the new course this year...

    My concern is this: Can I still teach the course? I am VERY confident that I am able to do so, even if the test doesn't reflect my capability.

    I've already sent an email to her to let her know of my score (and I am awaiting the reply). I am a little nervous, mostly because I feel like I've let her and the guidance department down.

    What are the rules about a teacher teaching a course that he doesn't have an endorsement in? Can he still teach the course, provided that he eventually earns the required endorsement?

    Thanks kindly.
     
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  3. TeacherGroupie

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    The rule under NCLB is that, if a district has a teacher who doesn't have the endorsement teaching a class that requires it, the district must notify parents that their child is being taught by a teacher who isn't Highly Qualified.

    Not surprisingly, districts purely hate to send out a letter like that.
     
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    Aug 22, 2014

    I forgot to mention- I teach in Virginia, and also that we are no longer an NCLB state.
     
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    What Virginia is no longer is a CC state, I think: that's a different matter.

    To the best of my knowledge, the rules on Highly Qualified that NCLB laid down haven't gone away.
     

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