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Old 10-10-2008, 05:02 PM
 
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Hi I am currently a math major and wanted to maybe get into teaching at a local high school. I want to know if anyone knew the ballpark numbers for the starting salary of a teacher with a bachelors, but no credential. And also are there any schools out there that assist you with this while working, for example night classes? It is a little too late to change my emphasis on teaching because I am so close to the unit limit, ahem changed my major too much!
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: RSM
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i dont know of any districts that hire people without credentials. im sure there are some, but the few districts i looked at recently when looking at local school performance had non-credentialled teachers in the ones.

math does a get more competitive in the better high schools as well, so it helps if you have an extracurricular you can do(sports coach, mock trial, model UN, etc)
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:30 PM
 
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Practically every district lists their salary steps online.

You're on your own as far as credential. Public schools don't provide financial assistance to help you obtain that. They will bump you higher on the steps as you rack up credits, but they don't help you obtain those credits.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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Your biggest hurdle is going to be trying to secure a job without a full credential. School districts, especially for their high schools, want teachers to have full credentials. With districts hiring less and less, there is more competition for jobs at schools, and not having a full credential would honestly probably move you to the bottom of the applicant pile unless the district is desperate.

Here is a snap shot of some Orange County school districts:

Capistrano Unified- 98% full credential
Huntington Beach Union High School District- 98%
Brea Olinda Unifed- 100% credential
Santa Ana Unified- 98%
Irvine Unifed- 100%

-I don't want to discourage you, but I would get a credential if I were you. It would open a lot more doors.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:54 PM
 
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Most definitely I would get a credential I just wanted to know if there were any school districts that work with you towards getting it. So I tried researching online for salaries, but which district pays most in the OC?
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:25 PM
 
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Los Al has the reputation for being the highest paying. Irvine is the lowest. You'd have to check to see if that's still true.
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Old 10-10-2008, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I believe Anaheim Union High District and Garden Grove Unified are the top two paying for minimum salaries. This report is a few years old so the salaries are probably slightly higher, but I imagine that ranking have not changed to much. Be sure to scroll to page 8.

http://www.fullerton.edu/cdr/profilesv8n1.pdf


This article shows Los Alamitos as the best for salary, followed by Garden Grove and Capistrano Unified.
Irvine's Test: Top Schools, Bottom Pay - Los Angeles Times
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Old 10-11-2008, 09:39 PM
 
Location: RSM
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los al is also one of the smallest districts, so there are less opportunities. only one highschool and one continuation school(remedial highschool level students)
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:16 AM
 
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With a math degree, you may be able to find something where you teach and go to school at night to get your credential.

For certain LA unified does this because I know a few people that did it. I don't know about OC. But math teachers are in demand always due to so few people majoring in that, so its worth it for you to find the school district you'd really like to work for and just talk to them and find out what they require or will help you with.
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Old 04-29-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I wonder if private schools are as stringent with the credential preferences.
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