about to reenter teaching

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-16-2004
about to reenter teaching
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 8:35pm
i will have completed the course work needed to renew my license in early July so i am hoping to start teaching again in the fall. i will be licensed in special ed K-12 and elementary ed 1-8. any advice on how i go about getting a job. any helpful websites or do i just go out to local districts admin buildings and drop off resumes? i got my first and only teaching job kinda handed to me by knowing someone who knew the special ed director for the district so it is all new to me. thanks in advance
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-26-2009
Fri, 05-01-2009 - 8:46pm

I am currently looking for a job and it seems like there are always openings for special ed teachers. If you type in the name of the school district you are interested in, you will usually find a job openings tab that will list any openings they have and what you need to do to apply for them.

Good luck!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2003
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 10:43am

Most schools post their openings on the district website and many provide online applications. Our state



iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-2008
Sat, 05-02-2009 - 3:50pm
I think Special Ed is always in demand. Try the school districts' websites. This is where I found my 1st job: http://www.teachers-teachers.com/. A word to the wise if you use that site: Just be sure to research the school system before accepting a position.



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Registered: 06-10-2006
Sun, 05-03-2009 - 10:25pm

Congratulations. I have been in SPED K-12 for eighteen years now. IT is a great field. It depends on what grades you want to teach. I know that regular elementary ed is very competitive. Special Ed would be easier and they always are looking for inclusion teachers which could give you the best of both worlds without lesson plans.

I would apply to all the school districts you want to teach in first. Websites post their openings. Then I would contact by email the principals of the schools you want to teach at. Visiting the school and dropping off an resume is also an idea. Emailing the special directors does not hurt at all either. This is all that I have done this year....Best of luck. Lezza