On 8/25/07, NJ teacher wrote:
> I went through a 4 year teaching program and am certified
> in Elementary Education and Art K-12 in NJ. However, the
> state is oversaturated with teachers, one job I applied to
> had over 3,000 applicants :( So I've decided to start
> looking elsewheres, just not sure where to begin...
> I requested an application packet from the CDE site, should
> I wait for that and turn it in before looking for jobs?
> Here in NJ, we can apply to jobs before being totally
> certified and have an emergency certification or rushed
> certification. Usually this happens if you really luck out
> and get hired straight from graduation and your paperwork
> is still in process, it can take 6+ months for your cert to
> come in the mail.
> I'm not sure how it works in CO...any tips? Thanks in
Considering what you have said about your certification, I would definitely
recommend getting your license prior to applying for jobs.
I have known of some very rare occassions in which a district hired someone on
an "emergency" credential because of that person's special ability and the needs
at that school, but this does not happen often. In most cases, administrators will
expect full certification before they will hire you.
Best of luck; I know from recent experience how difficult it is to get an interview