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Old 11-25-2017, 10:09 PM
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Hi all,

My husband and I are hoping to buy a home in the Kingston/Saugerties area next summer. I'll be attending SUNY New Paltz for my graduate degree and doing PT work on the side, but he has a Master's degree in Science Ed and is currently working as a high school Physics and Earth Science teacher. Does anyone local to the area have an idea of the teaching job market upstate? Should we be concerned about him getting a science teaching position for the 2018-2019 school year? All the research we've done so far has made it look like there is a pretty dismal lack of openings, but we also haven't been looking at the right time of year.

I went to college in the area so I am relatively familiar with the surrounding towns and counties. We are hoping to buy in or near Kingston but he would of course be willing to commute a reasonable distance. We both love the area and want to settle there long-term, but if there's a snowball's chance in hell that he'll be able to find a job at all, we need to start formulating Plan B. Any advice or insight you all might have would be appreciated!
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Old 11-26-2017, 08:39 AM
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:43 AM
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You probably know that teaching is one of the better paying professions in the Hudson Valley and so the market is extremely competitive. I have heard specifically that elementary and the humanities are difficult to break into right now but that things are easier for people with prior experience.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:30 PM
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Hubby would find it easier to get a teaching job if he also had a math and/or computer science certification. Also, he could look into teaching at a community college or SUNY 2 year college at the adjunct or instructor level.

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Old 12-02-2017, 10:48 AM
Location: New Paltz, NY (Ulster County)
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It is very competitive to get a teaching position in the Hudson Valley. As noted by another, teachers make great salaries in Ulster County (New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties areas). These salaries are comparable to NYC suburbs school districts. There are many colleges in the region that have teacher education programs that flood the market. Many school district like hiring candidates that grew up in the school district. Also, nepotism runs rampant in some districts. Since there are so many candidates for the few positions they often go with teachers that have some previous teaching experience.
Does your husband have prior teaching experience in a public school? To be honest it may take a few years to land a job as a teacher. I wish you luck.
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Old 12-14-2017, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for the replies! Yes, he does have experience--this is his 4th year teaching in the NYC public schools and his Masters is from Columbia Teachers College, if that would make a difference upstate. I think he is a really strong candidate but since his cert is so specific (Physics, Earth Science, or middle school general science) we might be gambling too much on a small area with few openings for those specific subjects. We may end up laying low in the city for another year and watching the job boards to see what the chances will look like. Thanks for the advice!
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