It’s true, not every teacher wants to teach in a traditional classroom. Michigan Virtual School (MVS) offers teaching positions for certified teachers that allows the flexibility of living anywhere while providing new and exciting challenges that wouldn’t be experienced in any other type of teaching experience. The good news is, MVS is looking for 26 new iEducators this May!
Now is a good time to start thinking about where you want to teach at the end of your program and how to find these opportunities. I’d recommend that you start this search by using Handshake to help you identify possible opportunities or potential school districts of interest. Although Handshake is just one job search resource, if they’re posting on Handshake they REALLY want to hire an MSU teacher.
Every once in a while an intern gets through his/her student teaching and decides that classroom teaching is not for them. And guess what, that’s OK! If this is how you’re feeling, read on.
Many Spartan Teachers are interested in teaching overseas. Although there are teaching opportunities all over the world, there is an abundance teaching positions in China due to the number of schools popping up all over the country. Many of which are looking specifically for English-speaking teachers.
For example, Huamei International Investment Group (http://www.huameigroup.com.cn/) is a multi-billion dollar company in China. Huamei International School (http://en.hm163.com/) is one of the largest private school in China, with multiple K-12 private schools. Located in Tianjing and Guangzhou, it has over 7,500 students enrolled and has a high demand for teachers.
Huamei International hosts an array of job opportunities for American teachers, who can teach courses – in English. As a perk, they provide a free apartment, free lunch, free flight to China, and importantly a competitive salary.
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In addition to checking individual district web sites in your state of choice, also consider checking out free recruiting agencies to help you find additional opportunities across various schools and geographic regions.
For example, Southern Teachers recruits qualified teachers for its open positions. Complete the online application to be considered for teaching jobs that match your qualifications.
About Southern Teachers:
The agency has helped private/independent K-12 schools find qualified teachers since 1902. Today it works with over 600 schools from Maryland to Miami and west to Texas.
According to ST, independent schools can be a great incubator for young teachers to develop their skills and maximize the potential of their students. They have small classes full of students preparing for college and a focus on learning and innovation – not on test taking. You can read more about ST here.
MSU is now using a system called Handshake to share job opportunities with its students and alumni. Be sure to register on Handshake using your MSU Net ID and password to see jobs posted just for Spartan teachers! Psst…today there are over 280 K-12 teaching positions posted.
Ever wonder where interns go after finishing the Teacher Preparation Program? Here is placement information for the 2014-15 cohort (check out that placement rate!). Be sure to take the MSU Destination Survey sent the summer after finishing the internship. We wouldn’t be able to report this information without your responses!
For destination information on the 2013-14 cohort, click here.
Whether you’re searching for a job in or out of Michigan, you should do your research before accepting the job.
Congrats! You are an MSU alumnus once again! Don’t forget, you are part of a VERY strong network of Spartans…not to mention Spartan Teachers. Be proud.
There is a good chance you’ve never used the word “consortium” until this year, and yet, we bet you’ll find yourself using it multiple times a day. As a teacher on the job hunt in Michigan, checking consortium sites will become, and should become, a daily part of your routine. Continue reading