General Interest


Starting Teacher Salary

Starting teacher salaries vary greatly from state to state. New Jersey pays the highest average starting teacher salary in the nation at $44,872, while Montana’s average starting salary is only $24,685. In considering the variation in starting salaries, it is important to understand that one of the largest factors that influences salary is cost of […]

Special Education Resources for Teachers

Maybe you are a special education expert who could tell stories for hours about the challenges and rewards of your work or maybe you are a general educator looking for an introduction to the subject — whatever the reason that you have come looking, this article will provide you with links to some valuable resources […]

What is Emergency Teacher Certification?

Emergency teacher certification developed as an early attempt to address critical teacher shortages. It is a process whereby states grant temporary teaching certificates to individuals who do not meet the ordinary certification criteria. Emergency teaching certificates can only be granted in cases where no certified teacher can be found to fill a given position. During […]

A+ Texas Teachers

The New York Times recently reported on a Texas man named Jeff Arrington who ended a six-year career in law enforcement to become a teacher in Texas. Mr. Arrington is currently working as a classroom instructor while finishing his teaching certificate. What’s newsworthy about his transition to a teaching career is the fact that he’s […]

Top Schools in South Carolina for Teachers

Once you have your South Carolina teacher certification, it’s time to decide which schools you are going to apply to. Many teachers attempt to secure a position at the “top” schools in South Carolina, but what makes a school better than the rest is different for each educator. Here is a short list of schools […]

Special Education Certification

Special education serves students who have a variety of unique needs that may be physical, academic or behavioral. While some special education teachers provide instruction in basic literacy and life skills to students with severe cognitive, emotional and physical impairments, the majority of teachers in this field work with children whose disabilities are in the […]