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Old 12-14-2009, 02:20 PM
 
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Hey Everyone,

My wife is FINALLY graduating from Kean in May with her degree in Childhood Education/English. She will be certified to teach K-8th grade.

We have been waiting for this moment for years so she can finally start working.

My questions are where do we go to get her a job? Is it realistic for her to find a job and start teaching in September?

Any help or advice you cold give would be EXTREMELY helpful. Thanks!
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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If she's willing to teach in an urban area of NJ her chances of finding a job will be significantly higher. If you are in the Kean area think Newark, Elizabeth, Hillside, Irvington, etc. She might want to start subbing right now so that she can get her foot in the door.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:36 PM
 
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If she's willing to teach in an urban area of NJ her chances of finding a job will be significantly higher. If you are in the Kean area think Newark, Elizabeth, Hillside, Irvington, etc. She might want to start subbing right now so that she can get her foot in the door.

Myth. They will be a little higher, but not a lot. I teach in an Abbott district. My school alone has about six aides, all looking for teaching jobs. Some are in their second year working as aides in the district because they haven't been able to get into a full-time teaching position in our district or any other districts.

OP, as has been discussed in other threads, getting a teaching job in NJ is notoriously difficult, especially in fields like elementary education. Your wife needs to start sending resumes out everywhere very soon. Subbing is a good idea, at least for the experience and a (tiny) bit of money, but it's not always a guarantee to a full-time job in the district where you're subbing.

Sure, your wife may find a job in September, but it's going to be tough. The wait may be much longer (maybe a few years). Plan for the worst, and then be pleasantly surprised whenever the good news comes. Good luck!
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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unfortunately, it's who you know. My daughter had a student teacher last year and she was hired right away (started Sept 09). Subbing is a good start. Good luck to her!
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:07 PM
 
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njhire.com lists all teaching jobs in nj
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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thanks for the help so far everyone!

The problem is I dont think financially we can afford for her to be an aid. How much do they can paid annually?

P.S. We live in Morris County.

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Old 12-15-2009, 07:01 AM
 
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Aides pay ten bucks an hour and it's usually not secure income (can be cut at any time).

I know in our town they are got 400 applications for an open spot for elementary that came up.

I would try Catholic schools too maybe (if she is Catholic). They pay less, but it could be a good start at least.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Aides pay ten bucks an hour and it's usually not secure income (can be cut at any time).

I know in our town they are got 400 applications for an open spot for elementary that came up.

I would try Catholic schools too maybe (if she is Catholic). They pay less, but it could be a good start at least.
Catholic school may be an option. She is catholic, but did not study religion at all in college. Would that matter?
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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Catholic school may be an option. She is catholic, but did not study religion at all in college. Would that matter?
It shouldn't. I attended Catholic school and had teachers (as well as classmates) who weren't Catholic.
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