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I saw someone mention on another post about teachers moving to other states because it is so hard to find teaching jobs in Pennsylania. Well, that is where I live, and although I can't move, I am not far from a few other states.

So, I was wondering, do any of you know anything about living in one state and teaching in another? What about certification from state to state? I guess it varies, but I'd be interested to know if anyone has had any experience with this.


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I live in Indiana and teach in Illinois. I got my initial degree in Penna. Back in the 80's, it was a reciprocal license, so I didn't have to take the Illinois test or take classes. Now, I believe, you must take a test to be certified in the state you teach in. I may be wrong and it may vary state to state.
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It may be different for each state. Many states have reciprocal agreements.

I may have this wrong, but I think Governor Christie made it that you have to live in NJ to teach in NJ. (new hires) It wasn't that way before Christie. I lived in DE for several years and taught across the river in NJ. I've been told that if I decided to move back to DE or PA, I couldn't teach in NJ anymore.
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I live and teach in Pennsylvania, and many of our teachers live in Delaware and a few live in Maryland. The previous poster was correct, you can no longer teach in New Jersey is you don't live there. You will have to get a certification from the state in which you teach. It usually requires paperwork and some fees.

Good luck! It is tough here in PA.
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A good friend of mine lived in PA and taught in NY for years and years. You'll need certification for your teaching state unless it's reciprocal.


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Sometimes districts--and especially private schools--that are near state lines will accept the other state's certification, at least on a provisional/temporary basis.

It also isn't a terrible idea to get certified in all nearby states. I live near the OR/WA border, and people keep telling me to get certified in WA. I haven't yet, mainly because it's expensive--fees, plus I believe they require different cert exams than OR --and partly because the commute is horrible (there are not enough ways across the river!!). I know plenty of people who do it, though, in both directions.
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I live in one state and teach in another. I have a license for both states. Lots of people do it.
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It also isn't a terrible idea to get certified in all nearby states.
When I graduated from college I was certified for NY, but applied for certification in NJ immediately because I lived so close to the border. My NY license expired because I did not get my masters within the required time period, but I have permanent certification for NJ. Wonder if Christie would mind if I live in NC and teach in NJ??
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I have a teaching license in 3 different states, NC SC GA. I originated in NC but moved to Augusta GA and decided to get licenses in both states (GA & SC) because they are so close. They reciprocated very easily, only asking for some paperwork and a payment. I would research the states around you because sometimes the state you originate in reciprocates with other states fairly easy...sometimes it does require tests.
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I may have to look into this. I live on the OTHER side of PA, so I'm close to WV and OH.


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Old 08-09-2013, 08:11 PM
 
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I work with a couple people who live in a bordering state.
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No, you're right. If you live out of state and get a teaching job in NJ, you have a year to move to NJ or else you lose your job.
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Wonder if Christie would mind if I live in NC and teach in NJ??
Hahaha, I hear you. I would rather live in NC but get NJ's pay
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A long time lurker first time poster here. A few people seemed miffed about NJ not wanting teacher who live out of state. NJ doesn't have a teacher shortage. We actually have too many teachers and a lot of teachers have been let go. NJ was always a hard place to land a teaching job in. Also, NJ is notorious for non renewal and denying people tenure so they can hire a new (cheaper) person. A lot of districts do this with subs, too. I know very few people who got tenure in their first school.
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