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I'm thinking about adding a second teaching license to my current 4-12 business education license. I am doing this because I feel electives are dying out, and I want a backup plan in a core subject area. I will have low seniority in our department (there are only 2 of us) for about 30 years. Within the next 5 years, our district is likely to see major financial problems and face cuts. I DO NOT WANT TO BE CUT.

The best way to secure my position is to add another teaching license in a core subject area. I have noticed programs that are only 5 classes, but only lead to a supplemental license (which requires you to teach in that subject area - which is problematic b/c I'm currently using my bus. ed. license - and I am not going to ask the school to rearrange schedules, hire a bus. teacher to replace me, etc. all for the sake of my prof. dev).

I am wondering...will I have to do student teaching again?

That will make it next to impossible for me to do this, becaus...See More
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Former OH Teacher I was a business educator in OH, then left due to family needs to IN. I had to sit out a year to sub, and during that time got my vocational endorsement. BEST CAREER MOVE I EVER MADE. I have been gone too long to know how its working in OH, but in IN, 7 of the 8 jobs posted on the DOE site are requiring the vocational endorsement to get hired. ...See More
May 25, 2010
K teacher Ohio did away with Praxis 3. Last year was the last year for it.

On 5/25/10, Former OH Teacher wrote: > I was a business educator in OH, then left due to family needs > to IN. I had to sit out a year to sub, and during that time > got my vocational endorsement. BEST CAREER MOVE I EVER MADE. > I have been gone too long to know h...See More
May 28, 2010
Want to add a 2nd teaching license What are they replacing it with? No doubt something equally as cumbersome....expecting current teachers to relinquish their current positions to pursue an additional license.

On 5/28/10, K teacher wrote: > Ohio did away with Praxis 3. Last year was the last year for it. > > > > > On 5/25/10, Former OH Teacher wrote: >&...See More
May 29, 2010
Want to add a 2nd teaching license I have decided to add a second teaching license...in special education. I am starting ASAP.

My department and I had another meeting with administration....and clearly enrollment numbers are always going to be an issue with me at my current position.

I'm sick of the threats that there aren't enough students to justify keeping me ...See More
Jun 3, 2010
pksped Hey, what a good solution. Hopefully you won't have have to give up the business classes that you clearly enjoy and can still maintain full time employment. That might be a perfect solution. I wish you the best of luck. I don't know where you live, but I believe Muskingum University offers some type of program to get your special ed certification i...See More
Jun 3, 2010


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