I have a credential in special education but cant find a job what jobs can i get?

I have a credential in special education and 6 classes from my masters in Special Education; with 2 years as a teacher but was laid off last year and I can not receive any type of teaching job. I would love to teach but what else can I do with my credential. I also have a B/A in Organizational Leadership. I also have my NCLB in Muli subject k-8. I also was a firefighter back in 2001 for the US Air force and I still coach wrestling and wrestle so Im in great shape. Please help I am willing to take any job that pay over 40,000 a year. I also live in San Diego and speak some spanish.

Asked By: - 12/24/2012
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90% of teaching jobs are hired during the summer, or maybe in the spring just before school is out. This is when most teaching openings happen from retiring teachers, teachers not offered a return contract, or those who quit for one reason or another. But being hired before school is out, you wouldn't be called to... More
Answered By: hillbilly - 12/24/2012
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You need to be willing to take a lower paying job. Apply for aide positions, get your foot in the door. that could lead to a teaching position. Work in toys R Us or social service adult programs for people with disabilities. work as a sub
Answered By: JMITW - 12/24/2012
How about working as a one-to-one aide for children with special needs? It sounds from your question that you could be male, and we need more male aides to help the larger, stronger students with special needs. I realize you can't make over $40,000 in that job, but you will have your foot in the door of a school... More
Answered By: nancyinfv - 12/24/2012
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