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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
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  • Brenda Parazoo 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 teach...See More
    Nov 23, 2008
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  • TeachinTucson 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 yo...See More
    Dec 6, 2008
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  • TT In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teaching? Almost ALL of the states are hurting economically, districts are hurting and cutting back. As harsh as it sounds, try to find something else to do unless or until the economy bounces ba...See More
    Dec 11, 2008
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  • TT -- What area would suggest? NFM On 12/11/08, TT wrote: > In truth, why is anybody even bothering to go into teaching? > Almost ALL of the states are hurting economically, districts are > hurting and cutting back. As harsh as it sounds, try to find > something else ...See More
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  • TT Health care is about the only thing where there is any hiring at all, and who can stand the hours and the working conditions? On 12/11/08, TT -- What area would suggest? NFM wrote: > On 12/11/08, TT wrote: >> In truth, why is anybody ...See More
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