I was wondering if you know whether or not a felon can become a high school teacher in Illinois or Oregon? My husband was convicted of residential burglary when he was 17 (as an adult) but has not been in any trouble since. He is now 31.
Too many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs make the assumption that they cannot get jobs because of their records. I suggest that he contact the local school board to find out for sure if his conviction would keep him from being certified and hired as a teacher. If it indeed does, there are other options for ex-offenders and felons wanting careers as teachers. Community colleges, adult learning annexes, charter schools and private schools are great places to start. They usually have fewer regulatory restrictions than public school systems. There is a growing trend toward career schools that are always looking for trained instructors.
I hope this helps.