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My friend just graduated with a masters degree in elementary education and he's looking for a teaching job. He's only licensed in the state of MA for right now. But I was wondering if anyone has any kind of advice for someone just starting out in the teaching world? He's sent tons of letters and resumes and applications out and has only heard back from one school district. Any advice or any leads I could pass on to him would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: Ms. Helpful Pants - 8/18/2006
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The masters degree is the problem, no one wants to hire someone off the back with a masters, cuz they have to pay them more. Anyway, try, www.teachers-teachers.com.
Answered By: sassy_91 - 8/18/2006
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Go to your local school board office.
Answered By: Candy Grandpre - 8/18/2006
 
He could try checking a particular county's edcational homepage to see which positions are even open.
Answered By: peewee_31061 - 8/18/2006
 
tell him to try at the san miguel school on long island
Answered By: john641993 - 8/18/2006
 
Your friend needs to realistically know the employment situation in his area. For instance, in many Northern states, teaching is a union job. Typically, therefore, there is a correlating high salary and considerable competition for jobs, which means those who get selected are quite experienced or political. Since he... More
Answered By: inspiredbyme - 8/18/2006
 
Go to www.victoriaadvocate.com they have opening in their district...in Victoria Texas its a cute town..and about 2hours away from major towns like Houston.. Austin... SanAntonio and Corpus Christi..Texas..So check out and call if they need teacher i know they do.. http://www.visd.com/VISD_Main.html
Answered By: ck1_content - 8/18/2006
 
Try tutorvista.com.
Answered By: Richard J - 8/18/2006
 
Start in the urban districts where noone wants to teach. The burnout is high and the pay is low. But once you do a couple yrs in an inner city, you can pretty much teach anywhere.
Answered By: ronnieneilan1983 - 8/18/2006
 
Get the email address of the school or schools you are interested in. Email the principal or even go there with resume in hand and request to talk to the principal. Face to face works very well. If worse comes to worse, get on the substitutes list. Many school hire someone they can see can do the job well.
Answered By: rednecksweetcheeks - 8/18/2006
 
He also needs to know when teachers are hired! Towards the end of the school year, but also during the two weeks before school starts, or so. Schools try to fill their needs as soon as they know them in the spring, then the dominos fall as teachers get new positions and resign from their former positions... More
Answered By: frauholzer - 8/18/2006
 
He can go to edjoin.org. Tons of jobs posted daily.
Answered By: eld_teacher - 8/18/2006
 
Your friend needs to contact all the school districts in his area and apply as a substitute teacher. Many, many subs are hired by the district as full-time teachers. Plus he can get some real world experience... More
Answered By: PatV - 8/18/2006
 
I, too, am a teacher in MA for the last 8 years... More
Answered By: Marian424 - 8/22/2006
 
Try the school where he student-taught. There are usually good connections with the principal. Also call people he went to college with. They probably have jobs and might know of something. The best way to get any job is by connections and networking.
Answered By: taniaderina - 8/26/2006
 
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