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Thread #32255   Message #423211
Posted By: Mary in Kentucky
22-Mar-01 - 11:27 AM
Thread Name: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
Subject: RE: Non-Music - Academic Success Question
CamiSu, I'm not sure of the requirements in your state...but here in Kentucky until recently, it was ridiculously time consuming to get a teaching certificate in order to teach in a public school. Even though I had a BS degree in chemistry, I had to take ~30 more hours (mostly busywork and courses that were just different from what I already had) in order to get a certificate. Then to top it all off, if you didn't use that certificate in ten years, you had to get a Masters Degree before you could teach high school! (That also happened to me.) Now I think they have finally waived some of the crap to allow qualified people to get a teaching certificate. Are you familiar with Jeffry Wigand? The movie is discussed here. hmmmmm...Russell Crowe played him in the movie...I better go back and take another look! Anyway, he was a top tobacco industry whistle blower who lost his job, then taught high school chemistry in Louisville. Years ago, this would not have been allowed. Check your state to see if they have some ridiculous requirements.