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Old 08-16-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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hi...i was just hired as a teacher in the state of Florida....is professional (non-teaching) experience counted for the steps in salary. Example I have 12 years of professional experience. Does that raise my salary?

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Old 08-16-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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I doubt it. It wouldn't here. Your HR department should be able to answer that question pretty easily.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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hi...i was just hired as a teacher in the state of Florida....is professional (non-teaching) experience counted for the steps in salary. Example I have 12 years of professional experience. Does that raise my salary?

thank you
Um, no. Your other work experience may give you some insight or real work examples (depending on the content you teach), but will have zero effect on your creditable years of teaching.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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It depends, was it actually teaching your subject matter? I have been given credit, when I worked with adults, teaching same subject as when I was teaching kids.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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I got my steps for the years I worked in my field before teaching. Generally, you discuss these things at the final interview.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:26 PM
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I got my steps for the years I worked in my field before teaching. Generally, you discuss these things at the final interview.
Is your district hiring? My years in engineering and my engineering masters counted for nothing. I came in as any teacher with a masters in education. They didn't count my years teaching before either, however, in this economy, in Michigan, I'm glad to have a job. Not that I wouldn't like to have a better one....
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:10 PM
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Being hired with steps in Michigan is usually outlined in the districts collective bargaining agreements (public schools at least). Charter schools will do as they please.
Most districts will only count previous years taught under a contract. NC will accept ALL previous experience with signed documentation from previous schools.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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My wife was given credit for 10 years in a private school when she switched to public, but that was still moving from a school setting.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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If you have done any type of teaching that can be verified, you need to let your district know. That includes not only regular classroom instruction in a private, public, or religious school, but also in a proprietary school and any type of college setting. Work this out before signing a contract if this is important to you. It can mean quite a difference in pay, and thus, your retirement.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:30 PM
 
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Is your district hiring? My years in engineering and my engineering masters counted for nothing. I came in as any teacher with a masters in education. They didn't count my years teaching before either, however, in this economy, in Michigan, I'm glad to have a job. Not that I wouldn't like to have a better one....
Based on the posts here on CD, I do not think you would be a good fit for our district.

But yes, my district hired a large number of teachers this year.
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