How to Write a Resume for a Teaching Position

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Whether you are an experienced educator looking for new teaching position or trying for your very first teaching job, here are some guidelines to writing your resume.

Heading - Make sure that your address and phone number are current. Also include an email contact address.

Objective - This is one sentence that clearly states what you are looking for.
For example: To teaching in a progressive, supportive K-5 classroom.

Education: If you have a teaching credential list that infornation here. Also list college information.
It is not required that you list the years you attended school, but many people do. For example: Single Subject Teaching Credential - XYZ State, Fresno, Ca BA Psychology - ABC College, Trenton, New Jersey

Experience: If you have previous teaching experience, list it here. List your most recent position first, including the name of the school, address, your title and the dates you worked there. Include a brief summary of your responsibilities. For example: XYZ Middle School, San Antonio, Tx Teaching Assistant Grade 7 2006-2008 Responsibilities include: student supervision, one-on-one tutoring, assisting teaching with lessons

If you don not have experience working in a school system, list any jobs that have involved working with children such as camp counselor or baby sitting.


Many people also add a references section to the end of the resume. This includes two people, usually a supervisor, you have worked closely with and can be contact by the prospective employer. List their full names, job titles, and contact phone numbers.