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I've lurked on this board for a while, actually ever since
I moved out here from New York. I have my bachelor's in
Social Studies Education from NYU, did my work experience
in New York City Public Schools as well as in suburban
schools in the NY Metro Area. After graduation, I moved
out to CO with degree in hand, work experience in resume,
and CDE certificate. It's been a year, and still I have no
teaching job.

I'm aware of the fact that there's hundreds of others just
like me, especially in SS/Humanities where candidates are a
dime a dozen. I've done a few substituting jobs here and
there, been to more fairs than I can count, and have had a
total of 3 interviews in one year. Disheartening, yes, but
it makes me question what I'm doing wrong.

Having the diverse background, having experience with both
urban and suburban students from many different
backgrounds, and using every methodology i...See More
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Miami says too many of you too! /blockquote>

This from Miami University social science education webpage:

This major prepares you to teach any course offered in the social
stuides department of a junior or senior high school (grades 7–
12). Currently there is a nationwide SURPLUS of social studies
May 30, 2008
And the same news from Colorado... /blockquote>

Press Release

April 4, 2007 Executive Director,
Development and Communications
(719) 549-2810

Colorado State University – Pueblo hosts Teacher Education Fair
on April 12

Pueblo- Colorado State University-Pueblo will host its annu...See More
May 30, 2008
Ann J /blockquote>

Yes, there are many people with your degree looking for a
teaching job - hard to find! Also, while I am sure that NYU
is a good school and all that, there are many people here
from equally good schools in Colorado and from other
places. Whether or not you agree is not the point, everyone
wants a good tea...See More
Jun 3, 2008
Ann J /blockquote>

On 5/30/08, You don't know the answer, really? wrote:
> Do you know what subject every high school sports coach gets
> his credential in if it isn't P.E.?
> Have you heard of supply and demand? Call some credential
> programs and ask them what subject most of their students
> are t...See More
Jun 3, 2008
M.R. /blockquote>

I echo the frustration. I have started to look for a job for
next school year and have a M.Ed from the University of
Florida, 3 years out-of-state teaching experience (all three
years I sponsored NHD and my students were STATE CHAMPS all
three years), have a ton of continuing ed under my belt
etc...and I...See More
Jun 11, 2008

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