I am a certified Early Childhood through eighth grade teacher and have been subbing for three years. I can't seem to get a full time, contract position for the life of me. My family and I are struggling to keep our heads above water financially and the stress is about to undo me. I don't know what else I could possibly do.Answer Question
Answer by beckie66 at 10:38 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by surfcitymom at 10:49 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 11:12 PM on Jul. 17, 2010
Day care centers, those based in large churches are always looking for certified teachers to make their program similar to a private school. My children attended a church day care center and they had certified teachers. It cost a lot more, but I felt they were not just being 'watched' but being taught something. When they got to real school they were leaps and bounds ahead of the other students. I would also look into tutoring. There is a huge market for that here. My niece works for Sylvan Learning Centers and she loves it. She has control of her hours and she works year round, not just the school session time.
Answer by Joeygoat at 5:55 PM on Jul. 18, 2010
What state do you live in? It's HARD to get a teaching job today. I'd suggest looking into daycare/pre school programs. At Least that would be more consistent work than subbing. Have you added any endorsements to your certificate? That can help open more doors for you as well. I am adding a SPED endorsement to my elementary level certificate, so I can teach in a Special Education classroom too.
Answer by KairisMama at 9:44 PM on Jul. 18, 2010