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Old 04-20-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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I am currently working on my teaching certification for Secondary Science. I am going to take my Science composite exam and when I pass (I will pass!) I will be High Qualify to teach all high-school science courses. I have already finished my Pedagogy coursework through Texas Teachers and I am currently observing at a school in NEISD.

I have so far lectured several of the classes and have been very hands-on in the classroom. The teacher I was assigned to to help has been fantastic in helping me gain more experience. I am definitely realistic about the profession. (I have lots to learn about school politics...about handling parents, etc)

I know NISD is not hiring any ACP candidates to NEISD only hiring ACP only if they have no other choice, I am wondering if anyone (most helpful if you are an administrator to answer this) know which other district in the San Antonio area that are hiring ACP candidates? I know as an intern I will most likely be placed in high-risk schools and I do not mind that, but I am a bit scare about the safety of some high schools due to my size.

Also, I understand the current state of teacher hiring and fierce competition. I WANT to be a teacher regardless of the obstacles it takes to get there. I am not doing this for as a "back-up" plan .

Question: Which districts are hiring ACP interns in San Antonio? Which High-school in these districts are some what safe?

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Old 04-20-2012, 02:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I am currently working on my teaching certification for Secondary Science. I am going to take my Science composite exam and when I pass (I will pass!) I will be High Qualify to teach all high-school science courses. I have already finished my Pedagogy coursework through Texas Teachers and I am currently observing at a school in NEISD.

I have so far lectured several of the classes and have been very hands-on in the classroom. The teacher I was assigned to to help has been fantastic in helping me gain more experience. I am definitely realistic about the profession. (I have lots to learn about school politics...about handling parents, etc)

I know NISD is not hiring any ACP candidates to NEISD only hiring ACP only if they have no other choice, I am wondering if anyone (most helpful if you are an administrator to answer this) know which other district in the San Antonio area that are hiring ACP candidates? I know as an intern I will most likely be placed in high-risk schools and I do not mind that, but I am a bit scare about the safety of some high schools due to my size.

Also, I understand the current state of teacher hiring and fierce competition. I WANT to be a teacher regardless of the obstacles it takes to get there. I am not doing this for as a "back-up" plan .

Question: Which districts are hiring ACP interns in San Antonio? Which High-school in these districts are some what safe?

My fiance got her Alternative Certification, She couldn't find any school that will hire her with it. She was an Teacher Assistant at a school in NEISD and still could not get hired. I dont think any public schools will accept it. You may want to check out the private schools in the area.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Question: Which districts are hiring ACP interns in San Antonio? Which High-school in these districts are some what safe?
I would definitely try SAISD, JISD, CISD, and SCISD to begin with. Then HISD, SSISD, ECISD afterwards. Go to every job fair you can. Sub, sub, sub. If you still are not employed in the Fall, visit high schools as soon as they reopen (before school) in August. Summer transfers make principals more willing to talk to you!

Also, don't discount charter schools!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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with a acp you are at the end of a very very long line
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:53 PM
 
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with a acp you are at the end of a very very long line

I would disagree with this statement. Apply to all districts and be proactive. Make that resume stand out!
Be professional, dress professional and practice your interview - why should they hire you above others? Sell yourself and once you are hired do not ever let them forget why it was you they wanted above all others!

I am ACP and I am a recent hire. I am thankful for my job and I work hard!

Good luck to you.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I would disagree with this statement. Apply to all districts and be proactive. Make that resume stand out!
Be professional, dress professional and practice your interview - why should they hire you above others? Sell yourself and once you are hired do not ever let them forget why it was you they wanted above all others!

I am ACP and I am a recent hire. I am thankful for my job and I work hard!

Good luck to you.
What school district?
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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What school district?
I work for North East.
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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This is straight from the NEISD web site;

NEISD will only consider ACP teacher candidates* for the following “critical needs” shortage areas to complete field experience/clinical teaching requirements.
  • Math
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Languages Other than English
  • Bilingual/English as a Second Language (All Level)
  • Technology Applications
  • Computer Science
  • Health Science Technology
  • Family Consumer Science Education
  • Technology Education
  • Deaf Hard of Hearing
[CENTER]* ACP TEACHER CANDIDATES MUST HAVE TAKEN AND PASSED THE CONTENT AREA TExES CERTIFICATION EXAM IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT. [/CENTER]
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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NEISD, NISD, And Judson only hire ACP candidates in high demand areas (math, science, and Bilingual)
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:58 PM
 
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@LovingSat: that's good to know! What subject did you specialize in and which ACP program did you go through? I honestly believe if you really want something, it will show and that open doors. So here's to a good attitude eh?
@Pobre: Thanks, I'll look into those districts!
The only other high needs area I know of besides Science & Math is Special Ed. I will be Highly Qualified to teach all secondary science (if I pass this test...will know soon) and I love science (honestly can't imagine I'll be good at anything else...)
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