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I Finally Got my Results!!!
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Posted on May 17 2011 04:00 AM
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Hi Kathy!
I did some research just now on Alternative Certification. It looks like to me that they have the same College Algebra requirement that a normal Certified Teacher would need on the transcript. I sent one entity a question on this through a message window that they provided.

What I did find was that there is a Probationary Certificate that allows someone to teach for three years, while working on passing all the classes for the Alternative Certification. This brings to my mind the memory of the great art teacher (dyscalculic) in Florida, much beloved by both students and their parents, who lost his job as a High School Art Teacher when he was unable to pass College Algebra. The protests of the students and the parents fell on deaf ears. I'm guessing now that he must have been teaching on a Probationary Certificate. - jus'
 
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Posted on May 17 2011 02:14 PM
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For some of us, it may mean having to relocate to a state with less math requirements. Not right, but until people wake up and get a clue about dyscalculia, there isn't a lot we can do.
I'm NOT lost, I'm just taking the scenic rout!
 
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Posted on May 17 2011 10:04 PM
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Yes, Squeaky, thanks for mentioning that. I've also seen that, in Canada, a psychologist doesn't have the same, stringent, math requirements that exist here in the US. So, if a person has a 'dream' of a particular profession, and if that profession is out of reach in one place, then 'relocation' may be the only way to have that dream career.

Some States in the US are not so adamant about the College Algebra requirement. I'm going to guess that the teacher's pay will be lower there, too, though. - jus'
 
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Posted on May 18 2011 04:56 PM
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Jus', not always. MI does not have that requirement (that I've found), and we have better pay than many other states.

Also, on another note, I told my employer about my LD and requested some accommodations. We'll see how that goes over. One big win, still some nerves left unsettled. Pfft
I'm NOT lost, I'm just taking the scenic rout!
 
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Posted on May 18 2011 05:46 PM
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Hi Squeaky,
What 'requirement' are you talking about?

Did they 'get back to you' about giving you the job for this Summer? - jus'
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Posted on May 18 2011 08:13 PM
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Congrats Smile I remember how happy I was when I get diagnosed Smile
 
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Posted on May 19 2011 06:20 PM
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Thanks Forever!

Jus', I don't think MI has the algebra requirement.

The camp did get back to me, and a schedule (the only accommodation the camp can provide that I'll need) will be provided. So, it was a major win for me.
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So, you've got the job again this year? That's great.

Okay, I still don't understand. You don't think that Michigan has the algebra requirement for Certified Teachers.... or are you talking about for Alternative Certification? - jus'
 
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Posted on May 20 2011 04:37 PM
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Yeah, I got the job! Starting rather soon, too.

I don't think we have the algebra requirement for certified teachers. I don't know the requirements at all for alternative certification, as I have not yet had to explore that option.
I'm NOT lost, I'm just taking the scenic rout!
 
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