Certification Questions


I have my masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and taught for three years at a middle school the New York City public school system. I have a couple of questions:

1. My New York State teaching certificate expired last year. Is having been a certified teacher with 3 years of experience going to be sufficient for most schools, or is the fact that my certificate is expired likely to severely hinder my opportunities?

2. If I decide to apply for jobs that just require the TEFLcertification will schools recognize my masters in lieu of the typical 100 hour course? Should I worry about schools who are used to applicants with the TEFL certificate not recognizing a my masters in TESOL?



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