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Old 11-18-2014, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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I'm sorry if this should have went into the education forum (if it needs to be moved, it can be moved), but I am still looking for a second job to earn money and some experience to eventually be able to move. I hear so many different things about substitute teaching in Pennsylvania from you must be a certified teacher to substitute to "Nah, as long as you have a degree and the clearances, you should be able to." An old friend pointed me to my former university's website and I found something for student teachers:

http://www.wcupa.edu/_academics/coed...Coursesrev.pdf

My question is, if I have those clearances (background check, finger print, child abuse form) would I be okay to go? If that's the case, is it too late now since school is two months in? I know people are wondering why I haven't done this to begin with. I'm not really a big fan of children and couldn't really see myself teaching. I used to train faculty and staff at my internship and I was good with that; I do better with adults and the elderly rather than children.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I'm not really a big fan of children and couldn't really see myself teaching.


As a parent and former teacher, I urge you NOT to sub.

Get a retail or food service job.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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Thanks Wmsn4life. I just applied at a nursing home and looking at clerical. I'm going to try another temp agency too.

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: I am right here.
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I'm not really a big fan of children and couldn't really see myself teaching.
Not a big fan of children....OP, you do know that schools are full of children, right?

Can't see yourself teaching...then what, exactly, would you be doing with those rooms full of the children you claim to not be a fan of?

The kids will eat you alive if you walk in with that attitude! Kids know if you do not like them, and they will give it back to you 100 fold.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Candy Kingdom
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I think my friend knows I need a 2nd job (she knows I want to stop the arguments at home and what my end goal is), she's a teacher and suggested that. I never really liked children - even as a child myself (only child and was an only grandchild... so I've always spent time around adults), but I think she thought that statement was a joke.

I do work in a library and over the summer I was teaching kids and it was awkward because I think they could sense. These kids were 4-7.

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Old 11-18-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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Yeah I mean in our state bachelor's degree and pass the checks good to go. Umm can select area's to teach in if certified or have x amount of credits. In our state it is 16-20 credits. In my case business and history, not sure when you need a substitute for those. A lot of times it is physical education. Only perk with subbing is an extra $10 for the day.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Not a big fan of children....OP, you do know that schools are full of children, right?

Can't see yourself teaching...then what, exactly, would you be doing with those rooms full of the children you claim to not be a fan of?

The kids will eat you alive if you walk in with that attitude! Kids know if you do not like them, and they will give it back to you 100 fold.
Ha that is so true...oh the comments they can call you makes you laugh. Some are really good and ingenious.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: All Over
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All states are different in teaching requirements. SOme states don't make you go to school to be a teacher, if you have a degree in anything you can become a teacher. SOme states have programs where non teacher degreed people can enter like a mentor program where you earn your teaching certificate in their state in like 7 weeks over the summer.

in my state if you have a bachelors degree you can become a sub by just getting your fingerprints and a physical and you get like a temp certificate.
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