Just wondering, would you consider the outlook for math as terrible
also? I have been told that it shouldn't be too difficult for me to
land a job once I graduate. Am I out of luck... or at least out of
On 12/11/08, TT wrote:
> In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teaching?
> Almost ALL of the states are hurting economically, districts are
> hurting and cutting back. As harsh as it sounds, try to find
> something else to do unless or until the economy bounces back.
> On 12/06/08, TeachinTucson wrote:
>> What I was told by a recruiter in Beaverton is that there is a
>> glut of teachers in the entire Northwest. Unless you have
>> something (or someone) that really sets you apart from the pack,
>> or you are ready and willing to relocate, I would advise that
>> you choose a different profession. Many people substitute for
>> years and never get hired full-time.
>> On 11/23/08, Brenda Parazoo wrote:
>>> I am nearly in the same boat as you. I'm accepted and ready
>>> to begin my MAT in January. I know people in the Central
>>> Oregon area who have not been able to get jobs at all. In
>>> fact, I know of an Education Assistant who is a certified
>>> teacher from California but never was able to land a job as a
>>> teacher here. We have at least 2 Universities graduating
>>> teachers every year here. The jobs aren't unlimited. I'm
>>> scared to have a $20,000+ loan to pay back, and then not be
>>> able to find a job to pay the loan off. I guess I would like
>>> some teachers from all over Oregon to answer the
>>> question... "Is it a bad time to get a teaching degree?"
>>> On 11/18/08, ~ a wrote:
>>>> Hello there, I am an undergraduate student at PSU, about
>>>> one year away from applying/entering PSU's Graduate School
>>>> of Education to receive my state certification for teaching
>>>> elementary ed. The posts I am reading here, and the hearsay
>>>> I have collected are painting a grim picture in terms of my
>>>> hopes to eventually land a teaching position in the
>>>> Portland area! I could consider working across the river in
>>>> Washington, I suppose, but moving out-of-state is not
>>>> really an option for me.
>>>> I am wondering if anyone on this board has any input,
>>>> advice, or suggestions to this aspiring young teacher.
>>>> Thanks! ~ a