Alternate Routes to Teaching

Each state has developed unique programs that help career changers transition to teaching. Teaching's interactive directory for alternate certification will help provide you with the information you need to get qualified to teach.
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    Are "Teacherpreneurs" the Future of Education?

    Are "Teacherpreneurs" the Future of Education?
    One of the frustrating things about being a teacher is that the people who make the big policy decisions about education often don't have much, if any, classroom experience. Even our Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, was never a classroom teacher. But 12 of the 13 authors of a new education reform book, Teaching 2030, are current classroom teachers, and the ...
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    What's the Key to Ending the Math and Science Teacher Shortage?

    What's the Key to Ending the Math and Science Teacher Shortage?
    President Obama (and his predecessor, President Bush) has addressed the national shortage of math and science teachers several times in various official addresses on education. Both suggested recruiting more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers—in the tens of thousands per year. However, research shows that we lose almost 30,000 existing STEM teachers annually. We have a problem whose solution is ...
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    Why I Quit: One Teacher Explains

    Why I Quit: One Teacher Explains
    A research scientist who became a science teacher at Rhode Island’s troubled Central Falls High, Dale Dearnley explains: Why I Resigned on GoLocalProv. A perennially low-scoring school, Central Falls fired — and then rehired — its teachers as part of a turnaround effort. Her number one reason for leaving is “the absence of discipline and accountability.” The district approved a behavior ...
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    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)

    Schools Hiring in Your State (June 2011)
    A lot of people have been making projections about jobs for educators. Projections are great, but job seekers want and to know the hard facts about which employers are hiring now. Backed by the reputation of Monster, Teaching can help you search for recently posted jobs for educators. Teaching has compiled a list of schools hiring for every state to make ...