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Old 02-22-2009, 12:09 PM
 
Location: London UK
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Hey,
Im wondering if anyone can help with any info how to get a job in teaching and coaching(sport) in florida.

I lve in London(UK) but would really wanna go and work in Florida for a couple of years.

Please if anyone can help..would really appreacite it.

Many Thanks
Ari
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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The job market is very bad right now in Florida. There is a lot of competition for available positions. Most Coaching positions are not tied to a teaching position so the more you are certified to teach the better of a chance you will have. Many of the jobs posted will only have one teaching spot open.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Hey,
Im wondering if anyone can help with any info how to get a job in teaching and coaching(sport) in florida.

I lve in London(UK) but would really wanna go and work in Florida for a couple of years.

Please if anyone can help..would really appreacite it.

Many Thanks
Ari
Hi Ari,

What age group and what sports are you focusing on? (high school soccer?) Teaching certification is of course required with the background check and so on. Coaching high school sports only pays as a 'supplement' to a teaching salary so it isn't much at all.

Many youth soccer clubs are looking for 'professionals' to bring their program to a higher level of play and will offer a salary + expenses for that expertise. The American game is improving!
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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Ari:

In the United States you need to be certified to teach in publicly funded schools. You do not need to be certified to teach in private schools but most will ask for qualifications beyond just wanting to teach.

You also need a green card to work here. You can't just get on a plane, come to FL and get a job. It's not that easy, especially in a school. Please find out the requirements for citizens of the UK to work in the US before you get on a plane.
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Old 02-22-2009, 02:49 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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When I applied to the school district, I had to give them my Social Security card and my FLORIDA Driver's License. You need those two documents. Then I had to sign a sworn statement stating that I would uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida. I was also fingerprinted.

This is required for all school employees, not just teachers.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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The job market is very bad right now in Florida. There is a lot of competition for available positions. Most Coaching positions are not tied to a teaching position so the more you are certified to teach the better of a chance you will have. Many of the jobs posted will only have one teaching spot open.
Yes there is a lot of competition as positions keep getting cut as my school lost 16 teachers last June, my son being one of them ; but from what I know, many positions ARE tied to coaching as so many older teachers no longer want to do it. And we all know that coaching esp. in football is often placed above that of teaching in many schools. At my school, they couldn't find someone to coach boys soccer at the beginning of the year and I don't even know if they found one! But I digress.

Many others answered what I was going to say as well; and even if you do have a teaching degree, not sure is reciprocal here in this state.

BUT good luck to you!!!!
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