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  1. dizzybri14

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    I am currently cert. PreK-3, but I am moving to Ohio (where I'm from) and the job market is tough. I am thinking about taking another PRAXIS test to become cert. in another area, is this possible without more college coursework? Some have told me yes others have said no. I have always thought about art ed. and thought about taking the Praxis in art or possibly just taking the reading endorsement. :help:
     
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    It may take a fair bit of work... but, sure, it's possible.

    You'd be taking 10133, "Art: Content Knowledge"; in Praxis-ese, "content knowledge" tests are multiple choice, which means that it's sufficient if you can recognize technical terms of art; you don't need to generate them. But you will for sure need to recognize them!

    From the Tests at a Glance document it seems that you don't need to show that you can DO art, though I would imagine a candidate with some art-making background would fare better in hiring.

    There are some fine art-history and art-education sites on the Internet. In addition, consider really good children's books on art, which have the advantage of explaining things clearly and being heavily illustrated.
     
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    Thanks TeacherGroupie! I think that I may look into it and give it a try. I have always loved art, and its always been in the back of my mind to teach it (in elem. school of course). I have many examples that I would be able to share with potential employers if asked. This may also become an outlet to get my masters (I have been trying to decide what to get my masters in). Any more advice?
     
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    Find out what the market is for that certification, perhaps, before you commit to it.
     
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    I live in the state of NC. If you have a certificate you can add-on subject areas. I just add-on Family and Consumer Science and just got and accpeted a position today. You might want to see if you can add-on.
     
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    I teach music in Ohio & it is difficult to find a job. Many districts cut speicalists (PE, music, art, library, computer, etc...). There is a district north of me where the classroom teachers in the elem. buildings teach all specials this year due to cut & all those teachers were laid off. :down: Specialists are certified K-12, but often there are only a handful for each subject per district. For example I am 1 of only 6 music teachers for a district of around 3500 students. Because I'm certified K-12 already I can add a second area to teach Middle Childhood. I've also thought about Special Ed or Int. Specialist b-c there is always a need for them.
     
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    So I was right in thinking that if you pass the PRAXIS you can teach that area?
     
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    The Praxis is taken after you've completed all the coursework...if that's what you are asking. I wish it was just a matter of passing the test and not spending THOUSANDS on more schooling - ughhh! I taught 4th for 2 years (private school) and LOVED it! But the coursework is so expensive. :D
     
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    Well, that depends on the state, I think, and on the Praxis. dizzybri14, you're in North Carolina and so is Blaster, so it looks promising for you - though I'd recommend doublechecking with the state department of education, and to do that you could try Googling "north carolina teacher additional certification" (or substitute "license" for "certification", if what NC issues are called licenses).
     
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    I went on East Carolina Univeristy website and that is where I found the info.
    This is who I spoke to and her info
    Karli A. Ruscoe>East Carolina University>College of Education>Coordinator of Alternative Licensure>108 Speight Building>Greenville, NC 27858>252-328-4125

    I had a teaching certificate and aded on the enxt area.
     
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    Information from a live person! Better still!
     
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    Thanks! I am going to have to call someone in Ohio, since I will be moving back there this summer.
     
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    You could check the Ohio state dept. of education Web site, using the search terms I suggested above.
     
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    Food for Thought: If the state you are going to does not have add-ons, added it on before you leave the state. Then it will be on your certificate.
     
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    There's certainly that, Blaster.
     
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    I'm not quite sure I will be ready to take it before I move, but you're right that is a good idea! I will have to really look into it :)
     

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