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What is the likelihood of getting hired as a teacher directly out of college?

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Ashley’s Answer

The more experience you have the better. Teachers are needed though so it’s a good field to get into! Also, look at areas that have more need than others. Your first job might not be ideal, but it will definitely get you in the realm of teaching and with that job, will give you more opportunities in the future. I have a friend who is a teacher and worked a little after his bachelors but decided to go back for his PhD so he can have a better salary. Good luck!
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Stephen’s Answer

Being a teacher is one of the most rewarding careers a person can have. Every day is exciting and different. Teachers get to interact with lots of people besides their own students. Secondary and middle school teachers are experts in their subject areas. Elementary level teachers typically teach a wide range of topics from math to reading to social studies. It's also a career with endless opportunities for professional development. Districts hire new teachers throughout the year but most hiring takes place in late spring and early summer. You should check local district websites. Many large urban districts with lots of vacancies sometimes organize 'hiring fairs' or events which are publicized online. Of course, it always helps to know an existing teacher who can pass along your resume to an administrator or principal. I'd say the prospects for a new teacher finding a job are good. Large numbers of the US teaching force will be retiring in the next decade, so there should be many opportunities for new individuals to enter the profession. One consideration is that in many districts new teachers typically don't receive enough support so I'd suggest asking current teachers in a district you're interested in about the supports available newly hired educators. Good luck.
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Ryan’s Answer

Currently , there is a shortage of teachers, especially in special education, science and math. Regardless, because of this, getting hired immediately after graduation is promising, assuming this trend remains. Also, if you have good grades, and successful pre-practice experiences, you will be a good candidate. Also, where you plan to apply is also something to consider and if you are interested and qualified to lead student activities beyond the classroom as well. The teaching market is good and has been for some time and is predicted to remain good in the near future.
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Sonya’s Answer

The chances of being hired within a school district after graduating from college depend on the degree and area. In my area, there is a high turnover of teachers, especially within the Special Education field. I believe that throughout the nation there are several areas that are experiencing a shortage of teachers. If your area is within this scenario, I believe being hired immediately would be very likely.
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