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Old 07-29-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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Please help! I have been trying to get a position for a loooong time now. I am a Special Education Teacher with my masters. Currently, I am in Chicago. I have spent the past year desperately trying to get a position and have managed to obtain only temporary maternity leave ones. I am open to living ANYWHERE that there are Special Education positions available. Thank you
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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My daughter teaches in NYC. She said there are tons of Special ed openings. If you teach in a Title 1 school, you get $3400 extra a year, and if you stay in a Title 1 school for 5 years, they pay off any student loans up to $35,000.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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My daughter teaches in NYC. She said there are tons of Special ed openings. If you teach in a Title 1 school, you get $3400 extra a year, and if you stay in a Title 1 school for 5 years, they pay off any student loans up to $35,000.
I agree, NYC is overlooked because of perceived cost, however there are many affordable areas to live in based on salary paid. Good luck!
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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Please help! I have been trying to get a position for a loooong time now. I am a Special Education Teacher with my masters. Currently, I am in Chicago. I have spent the past year desperately trying to get a position and have managed to obtain only temporary maternity leave ones. I am open to living ANYWHERE that there are Special Education positions available. Thank you
DC area is great for public jobs.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:02 AM
 
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Also, NYC isn't laying off ANY Special ed teachers. Mostly regular Elem ed, English, subjects that are not in high-need for certification. And no one got laid off; just excessed. That means the school couldn't afford to keep you as a teacher, so you have to find a transfer in the city to another school. If you don't, you get placed in another school. Not nearly as bad as being laid off.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:26 AM
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Posters in the San Antonio forum say that Special Ed teachers are currently in high demand there. There is a glut of most other specialties. That might be true in other Texas cities. Check out the local forums there and search for "teaching jobs" to see existing discussions on this topic.
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Old 08-01-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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Many people on this teachers board I go on say they're having trouble getting jobs in Texas.
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Old 08-01-2010, 08:40 PM
 
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Thanks for the ideas. I have thought of Texas, not that I am super excited about moving there, but it seems to be a state that is growing. What about Austin, TX. ?
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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It's explained here:

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Old 08-06-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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I totally understand how you feel. My husband has been laid off and I have been looking for a Special Ed teaching position in St Louis city and county, I have been to 20 more interviews in these past 3 years and my suggestion is not to look into the midwest, a lot of people is being hired because they know other people. But I also suggest to be carefull when applying out of state because I have been applying in NY, FL, and MA but they all prioritize those who hold a in State Certificate. Perhaps we should all look into getting certified out of our state and then apply and see what happens. Most will accept your certification and you would have to pay a fee.
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