What should I do if I will not have my certificate by the time school starts

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  1. futureteach24

    futureteach24 Companion

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    It is it the final stages i.e. application done, university approval, and just waiting for the state's review. Thanks!
     
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  3. FarFromHome

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    You need to talk to your principal or the HR department. When does school start? You could also try calling the State Department of Education.
     
  4. waterfall

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    Ask your school. I didn't get my license until December of my first year teaching- my district understood that our state dept. of ed is ridiculously slow and only required that we had applied for it by a certain date.
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    You should have received/or can get a letter from your college stating you meet all requirements. In my state a school that hires you can expedite the process with the state to under two weeks.
     
  6. Shanoo

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    I was in the same boat last summer - except I was transferring certification from one province to another.

    I called the certification board and they told me all they needed was a letter from my school board stating that I had a position starting in September and they would fast track the process.

    Call the state and see what they say
     
  7. adavant

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    My state sent a letter to the school so I was able to start without it actually being in my hands.
     
  8. Kat53

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    This happened to me my first year teaching. My HR person told me I was in violation of my contract and I had to take a personal day in the beginning of the year to go to the state DOE.
     
  9. Caesar753

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    I think you need to talk to HR. In my district it's a violation of your contract to be in the classroom without a valid teaching license in hand. You'd have to wait to start teaching until you got your license. It happens at my school every year where a new or out-of-state teacher isn't able to start teaching until October or December or something. A long term sub is placed in the classroom until the certification comes in.
     
  10. mopar

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    Sometimes the school will pay you as a long term sub until your certificate clears, sometimes they understand. It depends, so talk to your principal.
     
  11. teach42

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    You can ask to see if you can apply for a substitute license and teach as a substitute until you get a teaching license. It should be much quicker to get the sub license.
     
  12. CFClassroom

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    Why don't they just place that teacher in as a long-term sub until the certification goes through? It seems silly to add a major transition in for the kids.
     
  13. Caesar753

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    In my state the sub licenses take as long as the regular licenses. They put LTSes in the classrooms because they already have licenses in hand, whereas the new hires don't.
     

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