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Old 11-26-2007, 11:20 PM
 
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i know someone with only a year's experience in maryland who got an elementary job in quakertown, no strings pulled. so it CAN be done--good luck!
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:22 PM
 
Location: near Mansfield, PA
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Be wary of going south to teach...there's a reason besides population growth that they are so desperate for teachers...it's called low salaries, higher cost of living, no union, no tenure, and frequently poor working conditions. I taught in NC for one year, that was enough. I have a MA+ and the starting salary was a little less than 25k.

Up here in rural PA, there is a need for math/science and male elementary teachers. However, our salaries tend to be higher in order to keep the competition strong as well as to keep staff from jumping ship to less rural areas. Someone with a BA and no experience can expect to start at 36k to 42k in my area. Have a master's, you can add another 5-8k to that. We also have multiple experienced teachers who make salaries in the mid-60's, some may be breaking 70 these days but I am not sure.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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I'm not sure how to post my own question..lol.. and I seem to be lost in the past. Anyhow, here goes if anyone is out there. As I read from others, I am considering moving to PA (Behlehem/Allentown) school district and was wondering about the high school teaching positions (I am an English teacher in Roanoke, VA -- certified in VA and NJ with about 10 years of experience. Now, I'm not sure if this will post or where... but any help out there? Also.. any ideas on the salary scales in that area? Thanks.. Alice
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:25 AM
 
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First off, you'll have to get certified to teach in PA. While PA says it has reciprocal agreements with many states, all they are really reciprocating is your education, not your certification. Job-wise, there are usually openings in the city schools of Allentown and Bethlehem. There is fierce competition for jobs in the small towns surrounding the cities, particularly in the higher rated school districts of Parkland, East Penn and Southern Lehigh.

This link will show you teacher salaries in PA Stop Teacher Strikes Website

BTW, my daughter is a teacher here in the Lehigh Valley and my son attends Roanoke college! small world.
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Question New Teacher

Hi, I am 28 years old and I will be starting school this fall to become a teacher...i am still unsure of whether it will be elementary or secondary....this thread scares me! Any advice on what I can do throughout my time in school to better my chances of finding a job when I graduate???
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:46 PM
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Hi, I am 28 years old and I will be starting school this fall to become a teacher...i am still unsure of whether it will be elementary or secondary....this thread scares me! Any advice on what I can do throughout my time in school to better my chances of finding a job when I graduate???

DO a math / science major OR special education...Autistic (AI) endorsement is big right now..
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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Go secondary and double major in something that you would love to teach. Who knows what the economy will look like in four years? One thing I do know, is that we do not need any more math or science teachers that don't know their subject and are not passionate about teaching it.

My daughter (a teacher) knows several other people that graduated with her that are still looking for permanent jobs two years after graduation. Most are elementary certified.
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