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Old 08-03-2013, 05:05 AM
 
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I am aware of what a shambles the Philly schools are, but what about the suburban districts? Are they laying off teachers? Not hiring?

I grew up in the Philly 'burbs but moved away several years ago. Most of the family still lives there so I contemplate moving back some day and was wondering what I should expect from the job market.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:19 AM
 
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Depends on what you teach. More demand for math and science over language arts or social studies. The elementary level is super saturated. Most positions are for pre-k to k in daycares.

Pa suburb districts can also be vey political. It's often who you know not what you know when it comes to getting the job.

You will also need to be certified in PA. The test is pretty standard. Not particularly hard.

Experience is a small factor. Even a Jr High Vice Principle in another state may have to start at the bottom by subbing.
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:14 AM
 
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From your other posts, it looks like you live in NC. As Ms_Christina pointed out, you will have to have PA certification and may also need a couple of more classes. I know a couple of NC education majors that were from PA and they had to take additional classes for PA cert. Jobs are extremely hard to come by in the well paying towns/suburbs outside of the citys. Our teachers unions are strong and the pay is quite a bit more then the avg. NC salary. I'm an hour outside of Philadelphia and our new teachers start at $45,000. While teachers jobs may not be cut, in my area at least, what happens is when a teacher retires or moves, they just don't fill that position if they can figure out a way to do that.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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I am aware of what a shambles the Philly schools are, but what about the suburban districts? Are they laying off teachers? Not hiring?

I grew up in the Philly 'burbs but moved away several years ago. Most of the family still lives there so I contemplate moving back some day and was wondering what I should expect from the job market.
I was talking to two teachers at the Phillies game last night who recently moved here from Portland, OR and South Dakota. One found a job in Camden, the other in Philadelphia. Apparently, jobs are out there.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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FWIW was on the beach last weekend when one of those prop planes with the advertising banners flew over. Looking for Teachers for the State of NJ and PA.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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How do I make my own post ?
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I was talking to two teachers at the Phillies game last night who recently moved here from Portland, OR and South Dakota. One found a job in Camden, the other in Philadelphia. Apparently, jobs are out there.
The OP is asking about the suburbs, not the cities. There will always be teaching jobs in cities.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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The OP is asking about the suburbs, not the cities. There will always be teaching jobs in cities.
Noted.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:12 PM
 
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FWIW was on the beach last weekend when one of those prop planes with the advertising banners flew over. Looking for Teachers for the State of NJ and PA.
Did you happen to notice who was looking for them?
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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Thanks for the feedback. I knew I would have to take the test and transfer the license. I'd probably be ok on background because I did all my licensure testing and got my masters degree in NY and it's much more stringent.
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