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Any UKers teaching in Florida?

Old Dec 10th 2017, 1:14 pm
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I will be entering the U.S shortly via a marriage visa so will be eligible to work pretty much straight away. Our final destination is Florida.

We are both teachers (wife is US citizen and has been teaching here in Scotland since arriving and I’m the UK citizen).

I didn’t really want to continue teaching when we got to FL and have looked at maybe working as a teacher’s aide, or some other job in a school.

Looking at the salary scales and benefits, however and our likely outgoings, I might need to find a teaching job to ensure healthcare and year-round salary.

Is there anyone who is UK qualified and now teaches in Florida? I’m wondering if teaching really is my best option or if there is something else I could do with my qualifications - BA in English and a PGDE (secondary).

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Teaching at a community college might side-step the qualification/ licensing issue of teaching in the school system.
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I will research the community college angle. Thanks.
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I teach in Florida, i am the citizen half, so i trained and qualified in the us but taught in the UK. Unless you have a masters, community college won't work. I can advise on the process if you want to get certified here.
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I teach in Florida, i am the citizen half, so i trained and qualified in the us but taught in the UK. Unless you have a masters, community college won't work. I can advise on the process if you want to get certified here.
Thanks for the information. I figured not having a masters might prove problematic. I think I’m okay on the certification process in that I need to have transcripts notarized in the UK and then sent to Florida State to have them measured against their criteria. Does this sound like I’m on the right track?

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Thanks for the information. I figured not having a masters might prove problematic. I think I’m okay on the certification process in that I need to have transcripts notarized in the UK and then sent to Florida State to have them measured against their criteria. Does this sound like I’m on the right track?

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You'll have to get them translated into us equivalents before they are sent, so notarizing will be a waste of time and money. So I'd do that first.
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[QUOTE=Dolewhippy;12397266]You'll have to get them translated into us equivalents before they are sent, so notarizing will be a waste of time and money. So I'd do that first.[/QUOTE


Good to know. Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by Dolewhippy View Post
You'll have to get them translated into us equivalents before they are sent, so notarizing will be a waste of time and money. So I'd do that first.[/QUOTE

No problem. Feel free to pm me if you want to as well.


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The quotes, people, the quotes!

Please make sure that when you quote someone you leave the [QUÖTE] and the [/QUÖTE] tags intact (they don't have umlauts of course) at the beginning and end of what you quoted.
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The quotes, people, the quotes!

Please make sure that when you quote someone you leave the [QUÖTE] and the [/QUÖTE] tags intact (they don't have umlauts of course) at the beginning and end of what you quoted.


http://britishexpats.com/forum/take-...rectly-873146/
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