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Many teaching opportunities are cropping up for Latinos in unexpected places like, Arkansas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Oregon. Growth of Hispanics in those states goes back to seeds planted two decades before. The demand for labor in the 90's caused many companies needing entry level workers to look at immigrant and migrant workers. These jobs created opportunities for many to settle and raise their children rather than traveling or following crops.

Some places where large scores of the Hispanic population settled were those states heavily involved in agri-business or other non-skilled manufacturing. Since these were not traditionally Hispanic states there was a lack of Hispanic professionals and teachers to provide the services needed to match the pace of the growth. Soon many school districts found themselves far behind in the numbers of Hispanic teachers that they would have preferred to have. Hence, there is a great opportunity to any teacher or professor of Hispanic origin in these areas.

If you are interested in Arkansas, I recommend you check out the licensure requirements under the Department of Education on the state web site www.arkansased.org and determine which is the best route for you to take. Some may want to get the education needed for teacher licensure or go the Non-Traditional route. You will need your transcripts (and if they are in a foreign language) you will need to get them translated at a site like www.wes.org for a small fee. Arkansas will require you to take your PRAXIS Exams and there is more information about that at www.ets.org if you need it.

All states require Applications for which generally there is a fee, FBI brackground checks, and additional classes to qualify for licensure. Many professionals can take their knowledge and education in a specific area, and through non-traditional licensure, use that to teach in their area of content in a short period of time. So if you or someone you know would like to teach and the idea of helping emergent populations is appealing, then let me suggest considering states that are not traditionally Hispanic.

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