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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Moving from Kuwait
    like a learning coach position as I am really tired of the classroom However I would keep the classroom if it meant being able to use a kayak and hike on a regular basis Any suggestions would be most welcome lardas Posts 6 Joined Sun Nov 08 2015 3 08 am Location Kuwait Top Re Moving from Kuwait by Johncn Sun Nov 08 2015 7 06 am Hi Welcome to the ATP Forum Anywhere in Southeast has access to kayaking and hiking The key is going to be finding the kind of classroom environment you want regular schools like anywhere else Juneau Sitka traditionally organized schools on a small scale hub cities larger towns or multigrade classrooms logging camps remote schools Annette Island is beautiful has strong Tsimshian traditional folkways and is the only Indian reservation community in Alaska Although I am not sure exactly what a nontraditional special education teacher is looking for they do have three schools Not sure how their SpEd staff is divided up but for perspective the high school there has about 86 or so kids in grades 9 12 and so by finding out the number of other teachers on staff you ll get an idea of how they probably organize for instruction It s too large to be a multigrade setup though I m guessing it s more traditional and uses distinct grade levels And although I m sure they have a continuum of services in place I have no clue on whether they do primarily pull out resource room service delivery or push in co teaching and supported inclusive instruction and so on The only way to know would be to talk to the district or the principal You can research the approximate size of Alaska schools by district or town and

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Demand for Social Studies Teachers in Alaska.
    a teacher certification to teach secondary education Social Studies Police Science Government I don t see many openings for Middle High School Social Studies teachers in Alaska Are SS teachers rarely required in comparison to other subjects Re Demand for Social Studies Teachers in Alaska Posted Tue Nov 03 2015 10 39 pm by Bushteachers I don t think social studies teachers are in demand anywhere which is why I

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - Demand for Social Studies Teachers in Alaska.
    from the Lower 48 a large number of current and former school district HR and school administrators subscribe Moderators Johncn Damon Hargraves Betty Walters Toni McFadden Post a reply 2 posts Page 1 of 1 Demand for Social Studies Teachers in Alaska by Tufgie Tue Nov 03 2015 6 13 pm Which endorsements are more and less in demand for teaching in Alaska I am pursuing a teacher certification to teach secondary education Social Studies Police Science Government I don t see many openings for Middle High School Social Studies teachers in Alaska Are SS teachers rarely required in comparison to other subjects Tufgie Posts 4 Joined Wed Oct 28 2015 8 03 am Top Re Demand for Social Studies Teachers in Alaska by Bushteachers Tue Nov 03 2015 10 39 pm I don t think social studies teachers are in demand anywhere which is why I changed my major a loooong time ago Get your degree in what it is in but take as many praxis tests as you can Do English language arts Math Science You will get a job by making yourself HQ in other content areas Bushteachers Posts 95 Joined Fri May 08 2015 12 36

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  • Alaska Teacher Placement Forums • View topic - College Course Requirement
    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 Re College Course Requirement Posted Thu May 07 2015 8 32 am by abstir6 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 Re College Course Requirement Posted Fri May 08 2015 5 51 am by cyclone67 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 Re College Course Requirement Posted Sat Oct 17 2015 3 01 pm by Bushteachers 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 Re College Course Requirement Posted Sat Oct 17 2015 7 05 pm by cyclone67 Bushteachers wrote cyclone67 wrote There is another advantage to waiting also

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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?
    ESL populations I have worked with non English speakers of many languages I chose to 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 Re Hiring age limit Posted Fri Oct 02 2015 9 44 pm by Bushteachers 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 Re Hiring age limit Posted Mon Oct 05 2015 8 30 pm by Johncn 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 Re Hiring age limit Posted Tue Oct 06 2015 7 53 am by Dannab1 Awesome thanks for the answers Keepin the dream alive Re Hiring age limit Posted Sun Nov 01 2015 3 15 am by marymatt718 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 from Texas retired from here two years ago got bored and came back this year She is 63 It s not too late I believe age is a mind

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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
    all the parts in place and are willing and interested in enrolling in one of 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 Re Alternate Route to Teaching Posted Fri Sep 25 2015 9 23 am by cyclone67 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 Re Alternate Route to Teaching Posted Thu Oct 22 2015 3 55 pm by ksralaska 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 and walk in understanding it will be

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