anyone teaching without taking the CBEST

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  1. jklee114

    jklee114 New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone is teaching currently before going off to med school, and if you are, did you take the cbest? have credentials?

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  2. Doctor Wyldstyle

    Doctor Wyldstyle Senior Member
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    I taught high school without taking the CBEST. Your best chance to do this is at a private school. Usually they allow this with the anticipation that you will take on your credentials education/masters if you continue to teach. I knew I'd return for medicine so I wasn't worried at all. Furthermore, if you decide to take the CBEST, I heard you can literally take it tomorrow and pass. It's not hard at all and that's coming from non-science majors too. Hope that helps.

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  3. aqua

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    I am teaching English now, before heading to med school in the fall. No credentials, straight out of college with a good amount of part time experience. I'm in a private school--they are really not concerned with CBEST, etc. Some public districts also hire teachers w/out credentials, etc. if they agree to "pursue" certification while working.
    This is my second year, and I've really enjoyed it...except for parent conferences, yuck.
     
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    barb Senior Member
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    I currently teaching 7th grade math in a public middle school. I have no credentials, I have not taken the CBEST, but I am 3 units shy of my master's in chemistry.
     

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