US-TW school equivalence

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US-TW school equivalence

Postby Naptha_Cracker » 20 Nov 2011, 15:00

I'm thinking of going back to public school teaching in the US, and I'd like to get credit for my work here. I have a US teaching certification.

New hires at public schools in the US can get placed higher on a salary scale based on previous employment, but of course it would have to be of a similar type or level, in my case K-12.

My college-cum-university still has a 5-year program which = +/- 3 years of high school + 2 years of junior college.

Is there a MOE document or something that would list such equivalence? I thought there might be something like this for students who transfer to US high schools or such.

I'm googling around, but I thought I'd see if anyone here has ever checked this out.

Going to my school's personnel dept. is a last resort, as I am loathe let them know I have any intention of leaving.
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Re: US-TW school equivalence

Postby ironlady » 23 Nov 2011, 06:44

I was successful in getting seniority credit for my years of teaching in Taiwan on the strength of explaining the equivalence to the administration of the hiring district. It didn't require any special documents. Just stress that the age groups involved are similar.
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