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Old 06-23-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Hi Everybody!
I am planning on taking the Praxis II for ESL. I would like to teach ESL at the elementary school level in N.C. I was wondering if anyone here on the forum knows if ESL is in demand right now in N.C. and if so, which counties? I would be a lateral entry teacher, starting my master's in ESL or TESOL in the Fall. I do not have an education degree, but years of teaching/tutoring ESL to students here in the U.S. I also have an extensive background in special education, and have heard that this field is always in demand there in N.C.? Is this true? I really appreciate any feedback on this. I am fully aware about how hard teachers are having it there right now, so I am not going into this blind, lol. But, I love to teach! It's my passion! Thanks again
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Old 06-23-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I would like to teach ESL at the elementary school level in N.C. I was wondering if anyone here on the forum knows if ESL is in demand right now in N.C. and if so, which counties? I would be a lateral entry teacher, starting my master's in ESL or TESOL in the Fall. I do not have an education degree, but years of teaching/tutoring ESL to students here in the U.S. I also have an extensive background in special education, and have heard that this field is always in demand there in N.C.? Is this true? I really appreciate any feedback on this.
Here's a central site for teaching jobs in NC. They warn you that not every county lists their openings. There are a few ESL jobs listed.
Look for Jobs - North Carolina Public School Jobs

There are also many Hispanic families moving into more rural counties like Lee and Sampson. Here's a couple of examples: http://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us/Jo...D+LANG+TEACHER
http://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us/Jo...+LANG.+TEACHER
http://schooljobs.dpi.state.nc.us/Jo...ECOND+LANGUAGE
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:58 AM
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Location: Upstairs closet
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Our ESL teacher is worthless.

Takes kids out of math "it fits my schedule."

She works a number of schools, and can only whine about how hard she works.

Make sure you understand what you are getting in to.

And if you do end up doing this don't tell classroom teachers about the Federal Law and how important you are. We don't care.

And if you do this, please do not call a room where EOG testing is taking place, because you "forgot."

Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Our ESL teacher is worthless.

Takes kids out of math "it fits my schedule."

She works a number of schools, and can only whine about how hard she works.

Make sure you understand what you are getting in to.

And if you do end up doing this don't tell classroom teachers about the Federal Law and how important you are. We don't care.

And if you do this, please do not call a room where EOG testing is taking place, because you "forgot."

Good luck.
Wow talk about whining!!!
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:47 AM
LLN
 
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Wow talk about whining!!!


Huh???????
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Old 06-24-2014, 02:34 PM
 
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Thank you Goldenage for the reply! So Helpful! I believe you have helped me out on another thread concerning where to live there in N.C. with aging parents, so again, many thanks!

LLN...all I can say is, Wow! that is a LOT of bitterness there! But I will not let that stop my show! I realize that you have a particular dislike of the ESL teacher at your school, but it is a shame that you are allowing it to influence your opinion about all ESL teachers there in N.C. It is also a shame that this ESL teacher whines and does "pull outs" to suit her schedule. I am sure that not ALL ESL teachers there in N.C. are unproductive whiners!

Boss...Are you a teacher? Please give me some advice! How do you feel about ESL there in N.C. ?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I would do some research into the ways the NC Legislature has been beating up on all teachers in the past couple of years. We are currently 46th in pay, and they are likely to cut teaching assistants next year. Teachers are leaving the profession, and the state, in droves.I just learned of yet another acquaintance who left the profession after this past school year (a science teacher, in high demand). This was one who had moved to NC specifically to teach, a few years ago.

If you are not already in NC and just want somewhere to teach ESL, I would look into the salaries at a bunch of states unless there is some reason it has to be NC. Bad news for the teachers here and a Governor and Legislature who treat them with great disrespect.

That said, I would search for demographic maps of NC and see where the biggest pockets of Latinos are. Not that they are the only ones who need ESL but certainly the biggest demographic who would.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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Sampson County currently has several openings for ESL teachers.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Winterville, NC
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I would do some research into the ways the NC Legislature has been beating up on all teachers in the past couple of years. We are currently 46th in pay, and they are likely to cut teaching assistants next year. Teachers are leaving the profession, and the state, in droves.I just learned of yet another acquaintance who left the profession after this past school year (a science teacher, in high demand). This was one who had moved to NC specifically to teach, a few years ago.

If you are not already in NC and just want somewhere to teach ESL, I would look into the salaries at a bunch of states unless there is some reason it has to be NC. Bad news for the teachers here and a Governor and Legislature who treat them with great disrespect.

That said, I would search for demographic maps of NC and see where the biggest pockets of Latinos are. Not that they are the only ones who need ESL but certainly the biggest demographic who would.
The North Carolina Legislature has been beating up on teachers for the last couple of decades. Not just the past couple of years.

To the OP, I wish you the best luck.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:59 PM
 
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ESL is a high need area in NC. You can apply for the teach grant which will help pay for some tuition as long as you commit to teaching in a high need low income area. Not sure about the lateral entry though...most schools want teachers who are already licensed. I am in a grad cert program to get my teacher licensure, and have had no luck applying as a lateral entry. I guess I'm going to have to quit my job to do my student teaching for the semester.
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