Should I get a teaching job and forgo...

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Should I get a teaching job and forgo...
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Sun, 12-28-2008 - 9:40am

Folks, for those of you who don't know, my M.Ed., which should have been completed this semester originally, is now not scheduled to be completed until December 2009.


I live in Ontario, 80 miles from the western NY border.

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Registered: 11-28-2007
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 6:30pm
I began teaching in 2000 with zero experience and no student teaching.
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Registered: 03-24-2003
Sun, 12-28-2008 - 9:00pm

Tough question! Why is your masters taking so much longer? That might make a difference. If the university is just adding classes to get your money, I'd be looking at alternatives.


Why don't you check on getting the letter and see what your odds are.

Sherry

 

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Mon, 12-29-2008 - 5:45am

The reason my masters is taking so long is that I had to go on medical leave so much. I'm hoping that doesn't happen again...

As far as my chances for that letter, I know two things for sure: 1) French teachers are getting them, but I don't know about others, and 2) I did hear from two teachers in a good district that when music jobs in the district come up, they can't find people to fill them.

Don't know what it all means...

Express!
Beth "Petrouchka"

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Registered: 03-24-2003
Mon, 12-29-2008 - 9:31am

OK. I'd say that of you can get something close and maybe continue taking a class now and then, that it might be a good idea. I wouldn't take something that would require a long commute. That would be so tiring and expensive. If you get in and make a good impression then you might increase your job security once you are completely certified.

Sherry