Professional Organization

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  1. jammer0225

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    Hi all,

    I'm in Texas and want to know if joining a professional organization will boost my resume a bit. I will be a first year teacher. One job application asked if I was a member of a professional organization. Texas seems to have a lot of them, but I would like to join one that is well respected. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. RobertTexasMath

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    I think with a lot of these type of questions, it will matter to some principals but not all. I was at a job fair a few years ago. A principal was looking through my resume. He highlighted the line where I stated I was a member of The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and The Mathematical Association of America. I wasn't hired by him but he did seem to take it into account.
    You likely will have a lot of competition. Professional organizations usually provide professional development opportunities. I believe they will improve you chances but I can not be sure. If money isn't a huge factor I would say you should join at least one.
     
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    Robert, off topic, but do you feel the job market is improving in Texas? The competition makes me nervous because I'm not able to student teach or sub. When I say first year teacher, I mean brand spanking new teacher with no experience.
     
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    I think this will be a better year than the last two but still not very good. What is your teaching area? Where are you willing to teach?
     
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    Certification will be in EC-6th, and I'm willing to teach anything n EC-6th that they'll give me within an hour of my house.
     
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    Try to go to a conference. It'll be pricy, but if you have zero experience, you'll need every little extra thing to get noticed.
     
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    I'm secondary. I don't know to much about the job situation for EC-6. I would also consider adding certifications such as Special Education and ESL.
     

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