Discussion in 'General Education' started by kgquick118, Mar 24, 2018.
Mar 24, 2018
I'll be looking to teach HS biology or chemistry in the south.
OP, what makes you think that this would even be a problem as long as your certifications are in order?
Most teachers in most schools I know are fairly close to the age of 30, so I am not sure why that would be an issue. Being single should be a non-issue as well.
That's more a concern for me... Early 40s with a balding head!
If there's a shortage in your area, you'll probably get hired.
I went to an interview a couple weeks ago and the P told me I was hired at the end of that interview.
Pretty sure she didn't even look at my application because she knew nothing about me.
The district here has such a huge shortage that a lot of positions are filled by long term subs
I can't imagine that it would ever be an issue. I've worked with as many single teachers as married ones.
Plus, your marital status is one of those questions that doesn't get asked in an interview anyway. And your age isn't asked either.
I can’t imagine this would be a problem. How did you come up with the concern?
Mar 25, 2018
OP, are you asking because you are planning to either start undergrad work, or enter through the AR program in your area? That would be a little different from already having valid certificates in biology or chemistry, since it would imply that you need to start/continue undergrad studies, or become hired through an alternate route program, which has a learning curve of its own. Some people call this career changers, since the original undergrad degree is not actually in education. In these situations, you would be projecting a start date based on all of these necessary steps to a certificate.
It's not even legal to actually ask about marital status.
Yeah, at the interview I mentioned above, she even said, "I'm going to be honest, I really want you as a teacher" lol
Here, it's not just certain subjects. It's the entire district, even in the administration. A lot of positions are filled by long term subs, which means there's a shortage of subs as well for the daily jobs. There are currently 163 open positions in the district
Mar 26, 2018
I agree that regional variations are interesting, but I wish we could stop talking about "red states" vs. "blue states" in terms of culture. I live in a "blue" state, but the reality is much more complex than one blanket statement could cover. I feel like we are perpetuating stereotypes about certain states by reducing them to their "color."
As far as regional teacher shortages, in fact, in my lovely "lavender" state, we are also sorely in need of STEM and SPED teacher.
I think that nuance of specifically referring to the union status is more effective. I have the feeling that over the years, the use of red/blue has started to divide us more and more over false dichotomies, when our reality is much more complex than that.
No, it's a blue state and pretty much has been for as long as I can remember. (I just turned 30)
When it comes to presidential elections, the majority of the counties are red, but it always ends up being blue due to one major city. I don't live in or near that city, but the county I do live in is one of the few consistently blue ones.
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