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I am about to get a BA in Sociology. How hard it it to get a teaching job?

I really want a job when I get out of college, and I want to teach. Does it depend on the area or state that I teach in? I know some states require a MA to teach, but most don't. How competitive is it? I live in Tampa, but want to move somewhere else. Tenn, TX, Co, Nc, Ut, and Ga are the states that I am looking at. I want to teach social studies, but I am willing to teach another subject.

Asked By: james - 6/7/2008
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My response is somewhat disjointed, but hopefully it will address your question. It is based on Georgia but hopefully you can apply most of the procedures to the other states or even better, other states are simpler / more streamlined... More
Answered By: ag - 6/7/2008
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it's not really hard
Answered By: wshao55 - 6/7/2008
 
social studies is usually a glut teaching position. meaning there are usually way more applicants than available jobs. but it's also a core subject, and, if nclb holds up, will be a mandatory testing subject soon. so there are always jobs for it somewhere. look for areas with large population growth. then look at the... More
Answered By: carnaby_fudge - 6/7/2008
 
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