Even More Teaching Abroad Tips

In case you missed the Teaching Abroad event this spring, here is a video recording of some awesome panelists who have all taught (or are currently teaching) abroad. Please note, not all of them are certified teachers. There are many diverse opportunities to teach abroad for all college majors.

Enjoy!

https://mediaspace.msu.edu/media/Teaching+Abroad/1_q0nqjezm

Illinois Certification

Aside from Michigan, the state of Illinois is the top state for Spartan Teachers to call home after finishing the TPP. Any time you’re thinking of teaching in another state you will need to follow the steps necessary for transferring your teaching license (in this case you’re transferring a Michigan license to an Illinois license, even if you’re a Chicago intern). The best place to find the most up-to-date information on how to do this is by going to the Board of Education web site for that state. They can be hard to navigate, but will have the most accurate information.

For now, I want to share information from both our College of Education web site AND from a former Chicago intern, Cheryl G., on paths for obtaining a state of Illinois teaching licence. Thank you Cheryl for your information and expertise! Note: her strategy is to first sub! A great foot-in-the-door technique for any young teacher. Please see her strategy here:

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The College of Education website shares a sightly different route, please go to http://www.educ.msu.edu/certification/certification-update/illinois.asp for those details and instructions.

For information on teaching in other states, we suggest using the site certificationmap.com.

Portfolio How-To

Thank you to Sarah P., 2014-15 Secondary Social Studies Intern, for her wonderful guide for creating and appropriately utilizing a teaching portfolio. Remember, this portfolio is unique to you! Use it to show off your best work and most unique self!

Although there is no right or wrong when it comes to online portfolios, we are happy to provide a simple review. Email it to COECareers@msu.edu and we’ll look it over. 

Teaching Virtually

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!

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Using Handshake Like a Pro

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.

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Best in class

Finding our purpose as a professional is so important…and many of us go into education because we want to “help people.” It’s always good to know that what you’re doing is making a difference in the world and that you are truly helping others succeed. Read on for a wonderful article.

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Strong teachers are the single most important factor in a student’s ability to succeed in school, according to multiple studies reported by the U.S. Department of Education. MSU’s College of Education has established a reputation for excellence and visionary thinking in its efforts to improve teaching and learning across our nation and world.

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