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