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Beginning July 1, 2000, Act 48 of 1999 requires persons holding Pennsylvania professional educator certification to complete continuing education requirements every five years in order to maintain their certificates in active status. Check out Continuing Prof. Ed. Requirements.
Many districts in PA have websites that list openings. If you are interested in specific districts, their websites are the place(s) to start. For educators looking to teach in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Department of Education now maintains a webpage called Career Opportunities to search by county and locate contact information for individual educational entities.
Here is one website listing vacancies all over the state: http://www.teachinginpa.com/
Because there are many areas where teaching positions are in short supply, however, you may want to consider expanding your search to other parts of the country. If you need help finding job listings in other areas, contact the department for guidance.
View the resources below for books and articles that may be helpful to you in planning high-impact lessons for your students. Also check out Marywood's standard template and guidance at:
Email the education department contact in the footer below.
You can check out our “Classroom Management” suggestions on the links page. You can also click over to Discussions and browse through the Classroom Management discussion forum. If you don’t find anything helpful, you can log in (with your Facebook, Google, Wordpress, etc. information) and post your own question. Other participants in the discussion are new teachers like yourself, Marywood alumni who are veteran teachers in the NEPA area, and Marywood faculty.
Books for Teachers
- This is a popular book how-to book: The First Days of School by Harry Wong
- Feeling contemplative? This is a favorite memoir: Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
- Need guidance? Letters to a Young Teacher by Jonathan Kozol
- For inspiration: Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire by Rafe Esquith; The Excellent 11 by Ron Clark
- A little humor never hurt: The New Yorker Book of Teacher Cartoons
Dr. Christine L. Fryer
Professor, School of Education
570-348-6211 Ext. 2138