Re: Social Studies Teachers in Colorado
Ann J

    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 teaching job. No matter where you live
    especially if you are from another place, it is a good idea
    to sub for a while, get to know the districts, develop good
    relationships with schools, and then usually something good
    happens. I know that it is frustrating, but I am sure that
    if you focus on what you want, it will happen!On 5/29/08, Guido wrote:
    > 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
    > teaching job.
    > I'm aware of the fact that there's hundreds of others just
    > like me, especially in SS/Humanities where candidates are
    > 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,
    > 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 in the book I
    > thought would be enough for me to at least get phone
    > calls. It hasn't happened yet, and I'm wondering why.
    > Is it because SS teachers are a dime a dozen, and where I
    > got my degree from really doesn't mean anything? Is it
    > because I went someplace where I have very few networking
    > avenues? Am I saying the wrong things in the packets? Do
    > I follow up the correct way?
    > :banghead: