March 31, 2017

How School Administrators work in the USA

School Administrator
School Administrator

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  – President John Quincy Adams
The education industry is growing fast and the decision makers leave no stones unturned when it comes to making schools well-equipped with the most recently introduced technology, books, food and educational facilities. As per the published 2013 data by BLS, Education Administrators in elementary, middle, and high schools earned a salary worth $90,670. 226,760 of such school educational administrators were employed across the USA.

Tests a School Administrator should take
It begins with earning a teaching certificate, so that the state will accept the applicants in the teaching position. Alongside, the states will also ask for a certificate that proves the passing of an administration exam so that the applicant can use it to apply for the school administrator position later. The Administration and Supervision exam for PRAXIS Educational Leadership is what most states will conduct and accept, while other states may have their specific examination.

Scores for all competency exams may differ from state to state, and sometimes even from district to district, so the cutoff scores may also differ as per the district the applicant decides to work in. This allows proper decision-making in setting the career base as a school administrator.

Educational Administrator’s job positions
What makes a school administrator an educational administrator? The answer is diligence and willingness to explore the uncertainties coming in the way. To become an inspirational leader, manager and educator at school, a school administrator must provide the adequate tools to students they need to develop their cognitive skills and understandings of the environment. It is very similar to functioning like a CEO at charge in a company. Education administrators have various roles to play in  preschools, schools and colleges. Let us run you through a few positions educational administrators may hold in schools:

  • Preschool Director or Dean
  • School Principal
  • Vice or Assistant principal
  • School Superintendent
  • School District Administrator 
  • College or University President
  • Private School Dean 
  • Admissions Director 

School Administrator Job Role

  • To hire and supervise teachers
  • To prepare and discuss balance budgets
  • To make school rules and policies
  • To plan calendars for academic events and school holidays
  • To involve in public relations
  • To supervise student recruitment and admissions
  • To supervise school requirements like finances, infrastructure, extra-curricular activities for students, etc.
Schools have huge student counts and the responsibility of a school administrator increases with every student taking admission. So, it needs someone with a strategical bent of mind that amplifies his or her leadership and communication abilities. This position should be give to a person who can easily interact with school teachers, students and their parents and also collaborate with community members during different events. An organized mind patient enough to effectively juggle different day-to-day responsibilities can become a worthy education administrator at the school level. 

Written By: Jennifer Einstein
Written For: K12 Lists

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March 24, 2017

Teaching Pre-requisites in the United States

Public School Teachers in USA
Did you know America is accepting teachers from all parts of the word? Yes, and the best part is a particular certification is required for the same. With English-as-a-second-language certification,  teachers can easily get into public schools in the USA or into adult  English-as-a-second-language programs. There are regions with proven migrations of refugee communities. People from such communities send their children to public schools and so teachers teaching in such schools are in high demand. Mentioning a few of the places in America accepting English-as-a-second-language teachers are- Florida, California, Illinois, Texas, New York, and other countries. This includes urban as well as rural areas. ESL teaching and other education-based jobs in the USA are drafted under strict employment terms and conditions.

In case of Public Schools- From Pre K–12

As much as teaching is a good job in the USA, but there are ground rules for every benefiting job. In U.S. public schools, teaching positions need a teaching license, issued by the state they want to work in, from the applicant in subjects they prefer to teach. Most will refer to this license as a certificate or certification. But remember, this certificate is way different from certificates like  Trinity, CELTA and others, as they are not applicable for employment in USA public schools.So teachers looking forward to applying in public schools in the United States, should acquire this certificate as a licensure that through the Education Department in the state in which they plan to work. Every state has different academic requirements that the candidates need to meet. At least a Bachelor's degree in education is necessary for licensure, though Master’s degree is what of the states are looking forward to.

Licensure requirements 
About licensure requirements- every teacher needs to show that despite originating from a specific country in which they acquired their education. For those who receive degrees in TESOL or a degree in a related field in one of the United States, may have an plus-point in getting through a U.S. public school. So, if you need a licensure, apply for a university program in TESOL as it is designed in a way that fits best for the state licensure. But if you hold a degree in a field different from TESOL, you have to apply for a coursework in TESOL to be added as a supplement.  If the degree has been obtained outside the USA, you will have to furnish elaborate details of your coursework looking at which the state licensure authorities will evaluate the validity of your certification.

Adult and Higher Education

Adult educational programs offer certain ESL instructions, and these are provided local education institutes that build community-driven programs. The immigrants to the United States may want to learn speaking in English and understand the U.S. culture along side. Such programs are held during the day and during the evenings, and at time during weekends to fit in with the work schedule of adult learners. The majority of ESL teaching positions in adult education are part-time. To teach such learners, state certification is required along with a master's degree in TESOL or a similar field.

Written By: Jennifer Einstein
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March 15, 2017

4 Misconceptions about Catholic Schools

Right after hearing its name, some tiny fluffy clouds start wandering around our heads. Each of them has its own little mailbox full of “hush-hush” exclamations and whispering explanations about the strange world inside strict restrictive walls of catholic schools. The unending list of myths regarding their nature of providing academic training has always raised the eyebrows of the public schooling system followers. Let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we? Here we are going to discuss 4 major misconceptions about catholic schools, that has no foundation of accuracy beneath it.

Catholic School students in the USA

Only for rich kids

No, not at all!! This is one of the major misconceptions that people have about Catholic Schools. The average education cost of a student is between $6,000 to $8,000 in catholic schools, where in public schools the amount of expenditure ranges between $10,000 to $14,000 and in private school it is $15,000 to $25,000. Besides, you can always talk to the administrators about your family financial issues, they do cooperate. Usually, catholic schools offer school uniform resale every end of the year. Grabbing this opportunity will help you to save a certain amount of your expenditure. When it comes to the fees, again there is enough space for negotiation from your side- you just have to take the initiative.

Only priests and sisters can provide the ideal 'catholic school training'
The nuns and priests are teaching, right? No? Oh my God! What kind of “catholic school” is this?- Well, ladies and gentlemen, please try to draw a line between the mystic path of religion and the hardcore real world of academic learning- you need specialists for that, which means “the teachers”. The priests and sisters can monitor the classrooms and school students, but they can only take the role of “teachers” if they actually have real-life experience or knowledge of teaching.

Students do not learn how to face the "real world" outside
Again, this is wrong! Actually, they have a better understanding of the society and its various inner aspects. From the very beginning of their academic journey, catholic schools always prepare their students to face the obstacles of real outside world and fight with the social inequalities. Consequently, the students not only become able to develop a strong academic foundation standing on which they can confidently proceed their further journey, but also psychologically they become very strong that they can strongly hold their ground with the power of positivity and truthfulness no matter how harsh their surrounding environment becomes.

Just for Catholics
Again, my friend, this is completely wrong! Students from any family and faith background can join catholic schools for their education. It is completely wrong idea that you have to be a “catholic” to get admission into a catholic school.

So, please don’t get tangled in the web of misconceptions. When it comes to choosing an institution for the enriched academic education of your child- these schools will never be a disappointment.

Written by: Linda Martin
Written for: K12 Lists

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