Thanks so much Lisa, I really needed to hear from you. I am
going tomorrow night to sign the financial aid forms and I didn't
want to spend the money if I couldn't get a job. I didn't even
know that U of P had a program until I spoke with the hiring
manager at our local school district. There are plenty of jobs
in the school district here, I just wish we had a local
university that catered to the working student as well as U of P
does. I would much rather get a degree from a B & M school.
On 1/28/08, Lisa wrote:
> I am a working teacher with a Masters from U of P. From my
> learning team of 5. 4 out of 5 of us have jobs...good ones
> too. The one who doesn't found out after student teaching he
> didn't really want to be a teacher. I would say most of my
> class did get hired.
> That said, most of us teach at charter or private schools.
> I'm the only traditional public school teacher, but I work in
> a rural area. I think a U of P degree is not impressive but
> will get you a job if you are a good interviewer. Since you
> are science, you could look into middle school. That would
> make you more marketable. Elementary in the metro area in
> fairly saturated, but I'm sure there are jobs to be found.