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Old 04-03-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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There is a possibility that I will get transferred to the Dallas area for work. My wife has her counseling masters + 30 from University of South Carolina. From what I have read it looks like she will need to teach 2 years in Texas before she can be a guidance counselor in Texas. Are there any other options besides teaching? She has over 700 supervised hours as a counselor. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 04-03-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Ooo. Sorry to give u the news, but gave u not paid attention to the Texas Economy and our budget defecit. There are no jobs in education, teaching or otherwise, especially in Dallas. She can go to the SBEC and checkthe transfer requirements, but since education was axed and up to 100,000 teachers and counselors sacked......
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:21 PM
 
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FYI- counseling is one of the hardest hit areas in TX school budget cuts because they are not "essential". Many districts in North Texas are going down to 1 counselor for every 2 elementary schools and 1 counselor per 1000 students in upper grades vs the current 1:500 ratio.

Teaching openings are going to be extremely right as up to 100,000 teachers are being laid off for next year.

Said another way- would caution you to re-think your move if you need your wife's income to make ends meet/ maintain your current standard of living.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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agree with how difficult it is going to be to get job this next teaching cycle--probably for next 3-4 yrs actually--
so IF you do need your wife's income you are probably going to be crimped

IF she is able to do any other type of counseling besides in educational setting--she should be working on that and taking any on-line courses that might help her get into another area
not sure what her situation is if she has a true MS in counseling plus 30 hrs in educational field--
she might be better off thinking of getting her PhD in field that would let her work independently for counseling
ADHD and autism are two BIG field in this part of the country--if she has any experience dealing with children/families with either or both (and she likely does) then maybe there is way to be certified outside of education area to work with those problems

I think with the cutbacks in school funding parents with children who have certified handicaps/disabilities--either physical, learning or psychological--are going to be looking for people to press their claims with the districts to recognize those conditions and offer proper amelioration in teaching situations--
a parent advocate so to speak--don't know that you would HAVE to be certified by the state as counselor to do that specifically IF you have educational background and expertise since you would technically not be a counselor--
if you get the distinction I am trying to make--and I don't know that is a valid distinction either
just an idea
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:58 PM
 
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she might be better off thinking of getting her PhD in field that would let her work independently for counseling
She doesn't necessarily need a PhD to work independently, but there is a 2 year licensing process that is a PITA. My mother just went through it.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your input
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