As you get settled into this challenging year of student teaching, it’s always important to remember why you gravitated toward the field in the first place. Was it to be a leader/expert in your subject area, to mentor and educate youth, to make a difference in the lives of underrepresented children? Whatever the reason, it’s important to recognize our successes and learn from others who are leaders in education.
To learn more about why other Spartan educators choose to teach, check out the Why I Teach alumni profiles.
We know that not all of you are still looking for a job, but for those of you who are, face-to-face interactions with possible employers can be key to landing a job. Career Fairs can be a great way to make this connection.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.