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Secondary Physics Certification in Illinois?

  1. Jun 19, 2014 #1
    I was recently kicked out of my teacher licensing program at an online university because my host teacher and I were not compatible. I was demonstration teaching at a high school and I knew it was a lost cause when the HT said "It's obvious you're going to have a different teaching style that me so I can't help you." This made me really depressed and thinking that how can teachers expect people to respect them as professionals if they say things like that. I am in my 40's and this is a career change for me to become a physics teacher so I have a lot of experience with people in my first career - from small companies to large corporations with 10,000+ employees. In my experience professionals do not act like my HT did.

    So, the question is how do I finish my degree/certification with minimal time and money? I live near St. Charles, IL and most places offer a M.A. or a secondary that requires me to have a physics degree first. I definitely would like a B.S. because I have been told no one would hire me with a M.A. because I have no experience. If there is an online option to take most of the course that would be great so I can still work at my day job up until doing demonstration teaching again. I have passed the Praxis II and Illinois content exam for physics as well the basic skills tests.

    Any suggestions of colleges that offer secondary physics certification in my area would be appreciated. Colleges that have accelerated or offer some online courses would be preferred. Thanks.
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  3. Jun 25, 2014 #2
    I'm sorry you are not generating any responses at the moment. Is there any additional information you can share with us? Any new findings?
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