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.

Tip

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.

About the Author

Jodi Freedman has been a humanities teacher since 1989. She has been a Feldenkrais Practitioner, and freelance writer for the past few years. She lives in the Bay Area and when she isn't teaching or writing, she is out enjoying all the great things the area has to offer.

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