Miami Dade Public Schools Interview Questions

Updated Jun 1, 2015
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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools.

    Interview

    Takes forever. There are only a few times a year that the positions are open so you have to keep checking the website. Once you finally apply, it takes about 4 months to get through the system.

    Interview Questions

    • How do we know the students will be safe in your presence?   1 Answer
  2.  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    There's no point of becoming a teacher anymore because of the Annual Contact. The Union only protects veteran teachers. Basically, you're given termination notice of your contract ending on June 5th in February. When you're let go, you have to redo your fingerprinting and drug test each year. There's no stability in the teaching profession.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you implement the new standards into your curriculum?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Coordinator III Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools.

    Interview

    You submit on line the application. They screen of applications. 1st and 2nd Interviews with panels of persons. Phone call in between to advice of the next step. Then a phone call to say that you were selected.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between expense and expenditure?   1 Answer
    • What is the reason that you applied to this company?   1 Answer
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools (Miami, FL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very simple. You just apply through teacher match and wait to be contacted by principals. Schools will usually contact teachers within a few days to arrange an interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Secondary Math Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools (Miami, FL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    I meet one on one with principal through a recommendation. He was friendly and upfront and offered job on the spot. He did most of the talking but allowed time for questions and gave background to schools current needs.

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Process now being done from the top (district) down instead of school interview. Good classroom management skills a must. You need to know how to teach in a culturally diverse community like Miami-Dade County. Becoming a temporary teacher (substitute) will get your foot in the door (if you're good at it).

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with students who constantly disrupt the class setting?   1 Answer
  8.  

    Social Studies Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools.

    Interview

    Filled out paperwork, submitted fingerprints, and went to a brief interview and was assigned to a school. Worked at five schools but was only interviewed twice and both times it was the same thing. Only during those two interview was I told were I'd be working in person, the other three schools I just received a letter in the mail saying that this was my new assignment and telling me when to report.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions it was like this is what we need are you willing to do the job?   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    Since I was hired so long ago, I am not sure how the process is these days. When I applied, I submitted my resume to the human resources. I was then later contacted for a face to face interview. Once I was notified that I was hired, I had to contact individual schools with my resume to see if there were any openings. I then had to interview with individual schools.
    With respect to applying at individual schools, you may do better to contact region offices and ask to speak to someone who is with the area you are interested in. They often have information regarding several schools.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your strength?
      What is your weakness?
      These are always difficult questions to ask as you do not know how the employer wants you to answer.
       
      Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation as it is a set pay scale.

  10.  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami Beach, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools (Miami Beach, FL) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted by a former supervisor regarding an available position within a Miami Dade County Public School. The principal had previously been my grade level chair person for five years. She was in need of hiring three teachers as soon as possible. My interview process was very fast and consisted of a drug test and a quick phone screening. I was asked to start right away!

    Interview Questions

    • Is your certificate current?   1 Answer
    • Are you willing to take a drug test?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Non-existent

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Homestead, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Miami Dade Public Schools (Homestead, FL) in May 2010.

    Interview

    The principal was a very nice lady that took teh time to interview me on a one on basis. We were in her office for about an hour, during this time we talked about the reason why i had decided to apply at her school and the the reason why i decided to pursue this career. Later, we talked about the open position and i was explianed what it consisted of.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Great!

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