Frequently Asked Questions About Teach-USA's Process



1  

What is Teach-USA?

 

Teach-USA helps Filipino teachers secure a job in New Mexico, US and nearby states.


2  

Can I pay for my evaluation first and then pay for my license after I pass the interview? 

 

Sure.
 

3

NM Licenses will not be issued without Social Security Number.  What will happen next?


As of January 2017, NMPED has implemented a requirement that all applicants seeking teacher license will need to submit a copy of the social security card before the release of the license.  In the NMPED license database, it will remain pending until a copy of a valid social security card is issued.

School districts will decide if they would like to move forward knowing an applicant has an approved license and the only reason it is pending is that there is no SSN yet.

Social Security Numbers can only be applied here in the USA with the Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor Status, letter from J1 visa sponsor, and a job offer.

Teach-USA will help applicants with the application for SSN.

4

  What is the validity of the licenses?

 

NMPED Licensure Bureau issues three levels of licenses for educators. The annual base salary and validity of the licenses depend upon the levels.

Level  1 → fewer than 3 full school years experience → $34,000 -- license valid for 5 years
Level  2 → 3 – 5 years experience → $42,000 -- license valid for 9 years
Level  3A → 6 or more years experience → Master’s Degree → $52,000 -- license valid for 9 years

5

  Can we really reciprocate our Philippine teaching licenses to NM teaching licenses?

 

Yes. For more information on reciprocating Philippine teaching licenses to New Mexico teaching licenses, please read this NMAC Rule at http://www.nmcpr.state.nm.us/nmac/parts/title06/06.060.0004.htm


6       

Do I have to take tests before I can apply for teaching license?



 No, it is not required, unlike in other states. 

At least not yet, I hope they will not require an English proficiency test to applicants. 

7       

What will happen if I didn’t pass the job interview?

 

If you didn’t pass any of the school districts' interviews, then you will not be charged for anything. You have 5 years or 9 years to make it happen for you. Just try and try again…


8       

How much will I pay for the credential evaluation, FBI background check, and NM license?

 

Please email https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements.


9       

What is a credential evaluation?

 

A credential evaluation services organization in the USA will evaluate your Philippine education credentials and will provide its USA equivalency. The final evaluation will be used to process your NM teaching license.


10     

Will I go back to the Philippines after my visa expires?

 

Yes. There is no place like home. 
Yes. Unless you file a waiver and find a district who will sponsor green card or H1b for you.
(please see https://www.teach-usa.net/the-process).



11      

Can I bring my husband/wife and children?

 

Absolutely, but it is best if you settle first. 
After three months, you can decide to have them join you here.
Teach-USA will help you process their visas. 
You husband/wife can work legally with the visa. 
Your children? They get a free public K-12 education.



12

  Do you profit in the processing of visas and tickets?

 

No. You will directly pay the J1 Visa Sponsor your visa fees, and tickets you will purchase your own. 


13

Do I pay for placement fees upfront (like what all other agencies are asking)?

 

We do require a $2500 down payment after the approval of your visa. The balance is payable a month after your first paycheck.
It is just fair to pay for the services we rendered at a price we deserve.


14

 How do I apply?

 

Just follow the guidelines found on the Initial Requirements page at our website: https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements. 



15

 Do you have an office in the Philippines?

 

No, we only have lawyer presence. 




16

 I have more questions about Teach-USA, what should I do?

 

Please feel free to leave comment/s below.


63 comments:

  1. Do I need to pay first the amount needed for licensing and evaluation before I get to the job interview?

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    1. What if i already spend money for licensing and evaluation but i failed? Is there a refund?

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    2. how much? please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements.

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    3. Question: What if i already spend money for licensing and evaluation but i failed? Is there a refund?
      Answer: I wonder why you have to spend money for licensing and evaluation if you plan on failing? The money you spent for license will give you a license, and evaluation papers. Do you want to return those documents processed for you? or would you want to try and try until you succeed with your goal?

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  2. I am not currently teaching but I have two years experience in teaching. Am I still qualified?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on qualifications.

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  3. how much do i need to pay for the licensing and evaluation?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees.

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  4. I already have 8 yrs in teaching secondary level chemistry and then stop for 1 year and now teaching in senior high school for 1 year can I still apply for the post?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on requirements.

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  5. How much do I pay for the licensing & evaluation?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees

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  6. May I know the name of the lawyer, law firm name, physical address and telephone number of your lawyer in the Philippines? Do you have any license or is your institution listed with Phililline Overseas Employment Agency? Would you allow us to verify your institution with Philippine Overseas Employment Agency?

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    1. Please send us an email with your inquiry, I will forward your email to the lawyer. Thanks!

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  7. Hi Po!
    May I please be clarified on the following questions:
    1. Where is the address of your lawyer representative in the Philippines?
    2. How much does a successfully employed teacher in the US need to pay your agency?
    3. Would successful applicant be registered as Name-hired Workers with the POEA?

    Thank YOu!

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    1. 1) Please send me an email at gemma@teach-usa.net with your inquiry and I'll forward your email to the Atty. 2) please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees. 3)under CFO.

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  8. Where is the address of your lawyer representative in the Philippines?
    How much does a successfully employed teacher in the US need to pay your agency?
    Would successful applicant be registered as Name-hired Workers with the POEA?

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  9. Is there any age limit for the applicants

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    1. no age limit but teachers over 68 years old will need to pay higher premium on insurance, it will not be worth it.

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  10. I am currently in Saudi Arabia, can I apply?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on qualifications.

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  11. Is that a Filipino School in usa ?

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    1. What is a Filipino school? no there is no Filipino school in the state where I live, we have US schools here :)

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  12. How much money do i need to prepare for the whoke process?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees

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  13. I am a filipino but i am currently teaching in Thailand, how can i apply?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements.

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  14. If our visa expires,would it mean that our chance of teaching in USA is also over? Is there another way or opportunity for us to be employed again?

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  15. Is your ceredential evaluator agency is a member of NACES?
    My credential is currently evaluated by WES Credential Evaluation of New York, Do your schools or agency accept the same evaluation?

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  16. Is your agency a member of NACES?
    My credential is currently evaluated by WES Credential Evaluation of NY. Do I need to re evaluate and pay fee again?

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  17. do i need to prepare money for payment before applying for a nm license? wwhat if i stil have loans in my country, is there any arrangement to be done in order for me to go teaching in new mexico?

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  18. I want to help my sister to become teacher here in U.S she is a teacher in the philippines for 10 years now i want her to expereicence teaching here in U.S what we need to do? Thank you

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements.

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  19. Can I bring my son/ daughter even his/ her age is 23?

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  20. How much do I neèd to pay for the licenşing and evaluation?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees

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  21. Aside from the license and evaluation fees, i am also going to pay for the visa fees before the job interview?

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    1. Visa fees are paid after job offer before visa processing.

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  22. hello mam! Is there a possibility for a J1 grantee to earn a permanent residency in the US? Or a work VISA?

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  23. my degree in the phils. is nursing tho i earned enough education units so i am a licensed teacher active now for 3 years, can i be qualified to apply

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements on fees.

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  25. I have already my International Credential Evaluation Result of the College and Master's Transcript of Records. It was evaluated by the World Education Services last June 2017. Would it be acceptable to submit the evaluation result by WES rather than requesting other copies of TORs from my former university?

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    1. please see https://www.teach-usa.net/initial-requirements.

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  27. What if I have my Credential Evaluation? Do I still need to pay? Or you will consider my Credential Evaluation? Since I applied to another recruitment agency.

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    1. No need to pay for another credential evaluation but why change agencies?

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  28. I am very interested.
    I don't have a copy of my PRC board exam result already. It was many years ago. Although i have it in my resume.
    Thank you

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  29. Good day mam Gemma. I already have an evaluation of educational credentials for USA when I applied teaching in other agency last February 2019. Can I use this document so that I could no longer pay $400 for evaluation? Thank you

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