I'm flashing forward and thinking ahead here, but I can apply for my alternate certification in January because next semester will be last semester of college. I'm getting a general studies degree with concentrations in business, community service, and learning technologies. I enjoy children and have experience with handicapped, so I wouldn't teach any higher grade than say 4th or 5th. I was thinking maybe trying to get on with a private school while I am getting certified. What do you think? How hard is it to get in to a private school? I dunno decisions decisions. I know I have time, but just want some advice...
I had an interview with a principal from a private school. In my area, the starting pay with a bachelor's degree is about $20,000 a year, (it's $36,000 for public here) however, if you have school aged children, then most give the teachers free or reduced tuition. So between, the experience, the certification, and the free or reduced tuition, it may be worth it.
Answer by JeremysMom at 8:34 PM on Oct. 11, 2010
My state also offers the alternate certification. However, it is nearly impossible to get on with any school (public or private) because of funding. It's worth a shot in trying it but I would have a back up plan just in case you don't though.
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