We have talked about this problem before. I want to mention again, that at
least in California, if you have one credential already, you can add an
authorization in another subject by taking the state test. I advise this
over going back to college. The tests are usually in three parts. If you
don't pass one section, you re-take just that section. If you don't pass
the first time, then at least you know what you need to study for the next
time. No one ever asks what your score was on the test. They are only
concerned that you have the added authorization on your credential. I've
done this for two different authorizations. I found that the tests weren't
that hard, if you had been alive for the last 20 years and maybe had read
the newspaper. ;-)
-Alix E. Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
From: Kathy Tickner [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 1:18 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: Art teacher POSITION
Go back to school, and get a multiplesubjects attachment to your credential.
All of us, Single Subject Art Credentials, are losing our jobs. Even though
I have tenure, 15 years of teaching experience, because they "cut" the art
program (same with music/band instructor), I have no protection to be kept
on at the district. If I had another credential, or a multiple subject
credential, they could "put me in another position", for at least 2-3 hours
of the day (history, language arts, etc.) and then the 0ther 4 hours of the
day I would teach my art classes. But, my single subject credential doesn't
allow me to teach anything else.
Go back to school, quick, and get another credential, just in case your art
position doesn't work out.
Byron Union School District, Northern California, up near Stockton.
Newly voted California Distinguished School (wouldn't they like to know our
school just axed the music/art/p.e./couseling programs!!!!! Not much of a
From: Tracey Faizi [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 9:57 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Art teacher POSITION
I will receive my single subject clear credential in
Art (California)the end of May. I am looking for an
Art teacher position on the West Coast for next Fall.
Any suggestions or informative websites would be much
Thank you in advance.
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