U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-09-2008, 02:03 AM
 
5 posts, read 17,967 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

Can a qualified teacher move to chicago to teach? 6yr olds?

thanks
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-09-2008, 08:22 AM
 
44 posts, read 222,207 times
Reputation: 19
Hello,

Are you looking to do some sort of temporary international teacher exchange program, or are you interested in a permanent position? I'm not trying to be negative, but you would face quite a few obstacles in obtaining a permanent teaching position in the states. The first would be obtaining a work visa (and it's not likely that a school would hire you without state certification). Then you would have to go about getting certified to teach in Illinois. We have reciprocity with many states, but I'm not certain about teachers from other countries. I have friends who moved here from other states, and it took the ISBE approximately a year to complete their certification process so they could teach. Provisional certificates are available, ususally in high-need areas. You can find much more information at the state website www.isbe.net, or you could call them and ask your questions.

If you want to teach in public schools in the city of Chicago, there is a residency requirement. You have to live in the city. Your teacher salary will not get you far in the Chicago rental market. Getting a job (especially in regular elementary) is TOUGH in the Chicago suburbs. There were 200+ applications for every job I applied for, and our state colleges and adult-learning programs continue to push thousands of certified teachers out every year. Many of the young teachers I know have had to relocate to western states like Nevada and New Mexico just to find a teaching job.

Teachers are still needed in areas like ESL and special ed., but for the most part, there are no shortages in Illinois.

If you are looking for an exchange program, Fulbright seems to have the most success.

For Overseas Applicants and Partners
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2008, 02:09 AM
 
5 posts, read 17,967 times
Reputation: 11
Thanks for your advice!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-11-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Chicago
15,587 posts, read 25,502,238 times
Reputation: 1761
Quote:
Originally Posted by hswa View Post
Thanks for your advice!
Well, Chicago has a school called the British school that teaches a British Education,it is very well to do, and I imagine it pays very well. They just opened a new school building near Downtown. I would think you have a great chance to get a job there if you try.

British School of Chicago provides British curriculum education for children of all nationalities. BSC accepts children from 3 years old to 14 years old (Nursery to Year 9).

New British school a study in contrasts :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Education (http://www.suntimes.com/news/education/736301,CST-NWS-skul11.article - broken link)
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
>
Powered by Foreclosure.com
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Illinois > Chicago
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top