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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Login
    Resend activation e mail Log me on automatically each visit Hide my online status this session Register In order to login you must be registered Registering takes only a few moments but gives you increased capabilities The board administrator may also grant additional permissions to registered users Before you register please ensure you are familiar with our terms of use and related policies Please ensure you read any forum rules

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - College Course Requirement
    to a professional certificate Or do I just submit the transcripts Thank you abstir6 Posts 7 Joined Tue Apr 14 2015 8 23 am Top Re College Course Requirement by Johncn Thu May 07 2015 7 26 am Hi It s great that you are thinking ahead However as others have posted on this topic it s generally better to wait until you are an Alaska resident to take the classes You do NOT need to have those courses before getting certified You have a couple years to do them the tuition is far cheaper as an Alaska resident with the various organizations that offer them and your co workers are likely to have the books from when they took the class If you do want to take them EED puts out a revised list of the officially approved courses each year The lists have the contact information and source of each class DEED List of Approved Multicutural Courses https www eed state ak us TeacherCert ourses pdf DEED List of Approved Alaska Studies Courses http www eed state ak us teachercerti ourses pdf Hope this helps John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re College Course Requirement by abstir6 Thu May 07 2015 8 32 am Okay thanks I did read a lot of people suggested waiting I just felt I have the free time to get them done now But if the cost is a significant difference I will wait Thank you abstir6 Posts 7 Joined Tue Apr 14 2015 8 23 am Top Re College Course Requirement by cyclone67 Fri May 08 2015 5 51 am There is another advantage to waiting also When you are ready to apply for your professional license when the initial runs out they count for the required 6 hours of continued education cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re College Course Requirement by Bushteachers Sat Oct 17 2015 3 01 pm cyclone67 wrote There is another advantage to waiting also When you are ready to apply for your professional license when the initial runs out they count for the required 6 hours of continued education That depends on the district I believe Or is that only for the credit step increase Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re College Course Requirement by cyclone67 Sat Oct 17 2015 7 05 pm Bushteachers wrote cyclone67 wrote There is another advantage to waiting also When you are ready to apply for your professional license when the initial runs out they count for the required 6 hours of continued education That depends on the district I believe Or is that only for the credit step increase That is Alaska wide check the EED website I got my professional license this summer and I used those 6 credits for my required continuing education credits to get the license cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Hiring age limit?
    work with inner city or poverty kids most of my career they have my heart Alaska is my dream if not teaching than some type of work camping job Do you know of older teachers who have been hired or are most of the jobs going to new teachers Thanks for any advice you can give Danna Dannab1 Posts 2 Joined Fri Oct 02 2015 12 00 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by Bushteachers Fri Oct 02 2015 9 44 pm I think most districts will hire best candidate they can find I worked with a brand new teacher three years ago She was old enough to be my mom and I was 35 years old then Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by Johncn Mon Oct 05 2015 8 30 pm Hello There is no age limit Good teachers are ageless As BushTeachers says it s not uncommon at all to see non traditional new teachers It s also common to see teachers and administrators new to Alaska who have retired from districts in other states and brought their experience up to Alaska Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Hiring age limit by Dannab1 Tue Oct 06 2015 7 53 am Awesome thanks for the answers Keepin the dream alive Dannab1 Posts 2 Joined Fri Oct 02 2015 12 00 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by marymatt718 Sun Nov 01 2015 3 15 am Dannab1 I was hired for my first year in Alaska at 56 I will be 59 in January and am still here Maybe the cold weather preserves us and keeps us from aging one can always hope Our 4th grade teacher is also retired

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • Login
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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Hiring age limit?
    work with inner city or poverty kids most of my career they have my heart Alaska is my dream if not teaching than some type of work camping job Do you know of older teachers who have been hired or are most of the jobs going to new teachers Thanks for any advice you can give Danna Dannab1 Posts 2 Joined Fri Oct 02 2015 12 00 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by Bushteachers Fri Oct 02 2015 9 44 pm I think most districts will hire best candidate they can find I worked with a brand new teacher three years ago She was old enough to be my mom and I was 35 years old then Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by Johncn Mon Oct 05 2015 8 30 pm Hello There is no age limit Good teachers are ageless As BushTeachers says it s not uncommon at all to see non traditional new teachers It s also common to see teachers and administrators new to Alaska who have retired from districts in other states and brought their experience up to Alaska Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Hiring age limit by Dannab1 Tue Oct 06 2015 7 53 am Awesome thanks for the answers Keepin the dream alive Dannab1 Posts 2 Joined Fri Oct 02 2015 12 00 pm Top Re Hiring age limit by marymatt718 Sun Nov 01 2015 3 15 am Dannab1 I was hired for my first year in Alaska at 56 I will be 59 in January and am still here Maybe the cold weather preserves us and keeps us from aging one can always hope Our 4th grade teacher is also retired

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Alternate Route to Teaching
    the UA system s teacher certification programs by distance That said your cross cultural experience living and working successfully with your family in another distinctly different culture will make you valuable to rural Alaska districts If you have a passion for teaching enjoy cross cultural settings and have good recommendations districts will want you Those qualities are things I sought out in candidates when I was a district recruiter My wife and I taught English in Asia prior to getting certified too Back then however there were no routes other than enrolling in another undergrad program even though we both had BAs and then completing graduate school to teach the subjects we wanted to work in We spent several years doing nothing but that so that we could work in US public schools after our overseas experience At least there are other options even cumbersome ones for people like yourself who are in that situation in 2015 Good luck and I hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Alternate Route to Teaching by cyclone67 Fri Sep 25 2015 9 23 am I know BSSD currently working under the process John described They are knocking out their student teaching to close out their program this year I don t know if I would recommend it though Seems like a lot of work on top of being a new teacher That would be stressful cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Alternate Route to Teaching by ksralaska Thu Oct 22 2015 3 55 pm I work at Southeast Island School District and did this very thing I m enrolled in the UAS teaching program Masters I applied for an initial certification from the state of AK last spring and was hired while that was happening Keep in mind I also have a Masters in Experiential Education non certificate program from MSU Mankato a GREAT program for teachers looking to teach outside the box by the way So in that way as a new teacher I had some more qualifications as well as non traditional teaching experience But yes it can be done and many people have done it I had one superintendent not from Southeast Island elsewhere in the state tell me that it was impossible to hire me he didn t know this existed I had to call my professor from UAS and have him explain that yes as per the state licensure requirements there is nothing illegal about hiring a teacher who is getting their initial licensure in the program enrollment category I don t think he was interested in my non traditional background and I m happy to be working here in SISD instead By the way it is incredibly busy I teach six separate classes have a family and do my Masters work on top of that I would only recommend it to those who are SURE they want to teach

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Alternate Route to Teaching
    the UA system s teacher certification programs by distance That said your cross cultural experience living and working successfully with your family in another distinctly different culture will make you valuable to rural Alaska districts If you have a passion for teaching enjoy cross cultural settings and have good recommendations districts will want you Those qualities are things I sought out in candidates when I was a district recruiter My wife and I taught English in Asia prior to getting certified too Back then however there were no routes other than enrolling in another undergrad program even though we both had BAs and then completing graduate school to teach the subjects we wanted to work in We spent several years doing nothing but that so that we could work in US public schools after our overseas experience At least there are other options even cumbersome ones for people like yourself who are in that situation in 2015 Good luck and I hope this helps Regards John Johncn Posts 165 Joined Sun Feb 09 2014 11 05 am Top Re Alternate Route to Teaching by cyclone67 Fri Sep 25 2015 9 23 am I know BSSD currently working under the process John described They are knocking out their student teaching to close out their program this year I don t know if I would recommend it though Seems like a lot of work on top of being a new teacher That would be stressful cyclone67 Posts 24 Joined Wed Apr 16 2014 5 56 pm Top Re Alternate Route to Teaching by ksralaska Thu Oct 22 2015 3 55 pm I work at Southeast Island School District and did this very thing I m enrolled in the UAS teaching program Masters I applied for an initial certification from the state of AK last spring and was hired while that was happening Keep in mind I also have a Masters in Experiential Education non certificate program from MSU Mankato a GREAT program for teachers looking to teach outside the box by the way So in that way as a new teacher I had some more qualifications as well as non traditional teaching experience But yes it can be done and many people have done it I had one superintendent not from Southeast Island elsewhere in the state tell me that it was impossible to hire me he didn t know this existed I had to call my professor from UAS and have him explain that yes as per the state licensure requirements there is nothing illegal about hiring a teacher who is getting their initial licensure in the program enrollment category I don t think he was interested in my non traditional background and I m happy to be working here in SISD instead By the way it is incredibly busy I teach six separate classes have a family and do my Masters work on top of that I would only recommend it to those who are SURE they want to teach

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - A Few Questions
    like Not at all to say that this is you but a lot of people I ve heard about come up to Alaska to teach because it s an adventure From what I hear they do not last long which is hard on them the district and most of all the kids That said some people move up here from the lower 48 and absolutely love it Just keep that in mind before you sign up with say a rural district which is often the case at job fairs Some principals have told me one year is better than no years but I feel that you should find a community you can put years into and really make a difference with the kids My advice is to talk firsthand with some of the folks here once you get a good idea where you might be I d also highly encourage you to come up to Anchorage for the job fair and drive around the state and see what you see The road system is a lot different than off of it but it s something that you probably won t regret even when you don t get a job and if no one offers you a position before then I suspect that it ll mean a lot more to have you there in person Just my thoughts Keep in mind I m a new teacher though have lived almost all my life in AK Keane Richards ksralaska Posts 3 Joined Thu Oct 22 2015 3 28 pm Top Re A Few Questions by marymatt718 Sat Oct 24 2015 2 39 pm I wholeheartedly agree with ksralaska It is SO hard on the students when there is so much turnover I am in my third year here in Togiak and I see the impact on the kids especially at the elementary level when they get attached to a teacher only to find out the next year that they didn t come back It broke my heart this year to hear one little boy calling up to an open window where a favorite teacher had lived the year before Mr O isn t here Baba When is he coming home He moved away He s not a teacher here anymore The little guy burst into tears If you re only coming for one year please go break hearts elsewhere in another state Teachers come for all sorts of reasons and leave for just as many I do find in my village however that it is most often what they left behind that makes them leave If you have a close or cohabiting relationship with a BF GF or fiancee think twice about coming here That is the NUMBER ONE reason teachers leave my school It is a long way from the lower 48 and travel at Christmas can be difficult due to the weather so it is possible to be away from each other for 10 months Skype is possible if the

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