Job realities? ESL vs. Foreign Language teaching?
I've been seriously thinking about changing careers for
some time and getting into high school teaching, but I
don't know if I can afford it. I tought EFL in the Peace
Corps so I do have enough experience to know I enjoy
teaching. However, after reading some of the posts on this
site, I'm feeling quite discouraged. There is no way I can
afford to work part time subbing for year. Is it really
that hard to find a teaching job in Colorado? What is the
average wait time and how do people support themselves
until they're hired? I can't imagine you can support
yourself subsituting. Also what are the most competitive
areas for high school teachers. I'm considering going for
certification in either social studies, Foreign Language
(Spanish) or ESL. I'm guessing it's fiercely competitive
for foreign language teachers, but would like to confirm.
Any advice would be appreciated!