C.S. asks from Rockwall, TX on January 03, 2008
Anyone Done Emergency Certification for Teaching?
Hello! Has anyone done any type of program for emergency certification for teaching? I have a little girl, and another on the way, and if I can't do something from home that creates an income equal to what I have now, I would like to at least teach (which is something I have always wanted to do), be on the same schedule w/my Hubby (he is also a teacher),and spend more time w/my family! Anyone know of where to start w/this? I have a bachelor's degree already. Thank you so much!
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R.A. answers from Dallas on February 05, 2008
You could also look into Region 10's Teacher Preparation and Certification program. www.ednet10.net
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S.A. answers from Dallas on January 30, 2008
I will highly recommend Txteachers.org... i'm enrolled in it this spring and is very well organized. Of course the JOb search will all depend on you and how you present yourself but so far I'am very satisfied with my move. You will Have to Study and prepare yourself for your content Exam (TEXES) that you HAVE to pass before being considered as an ACP teacher.
S.W. answers from Dallas on January 03, 2008
I currently have a bachelor's in child development (was going for my masters in Occupational Therapy when i got preg and graduated early with BS) I am currently enrolled in txteachers.org It's a alternative teaching certification. I am starting in March, with classes on only two weeks out of the month- from 9am-3pm on Saturdays, and Monday and Tuesday evenings.
You can also get certified through the regional educational services (I know that Ft Worth is Region XI, www.esc11.net) You can teach in any IDS, no matter where you get certified; ei: Region XI, you can teach in Grapevine. These two places cost about $4000, excluding tests and exams you must take. Universities, like TWU will charge you full tuition and fees.
TWU has a MAT- masters in arts of teaching program that i was highly interested in. It's about 30 hours, you take mainly the same courses that you would in alt. certif. except you will get some training in content specific courses. And you end up with a master's degree! However, school districts don't pay much of a difference between bach and master's, about $1000-1500 difference. If the tution amount isn't a big deal, i would go that route. Many schools will hire you if you are currently in a program, without a certificate. Though, you have to pass the TExEs exam (i believe)
Hope that helps!!
J.R. answers from Dallas on January 03, 2008
Yes, I did in 2001. Contact Region XI (do a google search or go to TEA's website). The way our program worked was you attended daily during the summer prior to the school year starting, then a few saturdays throughout the year. You have the option of having the cost of the program taken out of your monthly paycheck. As a previous post commented, this does not guarantee a job. I was one of the lucky ones. Quite a few people in my class could not find a job and were not able to complete the program. I know they say teaching is in such demand, but North Texas has some great pay and I have found that in the DFW area, the only shortage in teaching is usually bilingual or special education. Let me know if I can answer any more questions. Good luck.
K.H. answers from Dallas on January 03, 2008
I also have a BA and wanted to teach. I went through Region XI and after completing several long weeks of summer classes, could not find a job. The year I went through (2002) alot of the people in the program failed to find employment. Not sure how it is now but I would not suggest Region XI. Good Luck!
A.G. answers from Los Angeles on January 03, 2008
I did something like that when I moved to TX back in '98. I had my degree in education already but TX wanted me to take more classes on reading. I worked with an emergency permit while I took classes for about 2 years. I was also a bilingual teacher and the demand was high back then.
I believe if you want to teach regular ed (elementary) you should contact the school district's certification person and get their ideas. I would then contact the education department at your local university ( I attended TWU in Denton).
I wish you luck! Oh, and remember you could always sub, get the pay but not all of the paperwork and classroom responsibilities. I'm planning to sub when I'm ready to return.
M. answers from Dallas on January 05, 2008
My husband and I both did ACT Dallas. I belive you can google it. The program is 9 weeks long, and you go 2 nights a week and Saturday mornings. It's a great program! My husband teaches in Plano and got a job right away.
S.J. answers from Dallas on January 03, 2008
I had an emergency certification my first year of teaching in Oklahoma back in 1996. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Ed. and was hired to teach Vocal Music in two schools to K-7. (I have a background in Music and had some hours in music, but I had to go to school at night while teaching that year to get my emerg. certification) I had to have a total of 18 hours of college classes in Music in order to teach Music. It was worth it and I taught successfully for 7 years. I enjoyed it and now I stay home with my son. I have the option to go back and teach should I need to someday. Leading worship and being a mom is my main focus now! I'm not sure what the requirements are in TX, as I only taught in OK, but hopefully you can find a way to do what works for you! Blessings to you! Teaching is so very rewarding, and is such hard work.