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Good morning!

I've submitted my application with the DODEA. I'm certified in South Carolina to teach middle school social studies and secondary history. I saw on my qualifications that I'm only qualified for middle school social studies and I'm not qualified for secondary social studies unless I take an approved political science and physical geography course.

Does this mean that I won't be considered at all for a secondary social studies position?

(I've been teaching secondary social studies for 6 years. I'm also AP certified in European History and Human Geography).

Also, would it be appropriate to email my resume to principals in schools that I'm interested in working for? I don't want to overstep my boundaries, but some counties that I've worked for expected applicants to reach out to principals as well as use the online application system.

Any feedback and advice would be great!
BeyondHopeful I don't believe emailing the principals will do you any good. They only look at applicants who are placed on a referral list and then sent to them by HR. Once you are placed on a referral list you may reach out to that particular principal. There are different opinions on whether or not it will help/hinder you in getting an interview.
Connie Yes, you will not be considered for secondary positions if you are not considered qualified. Dodea cares more about college credits for certification so there specific classes you have to take. Being state certified reduces the number you need but not the specific classes.


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