Whatever field of education you specialize in, your teacher resume is one of the most valuable assets you have in scoring an interview for the teaching job you desire. Your resume will need to focus on the specific requirements of the position, as well as presenting your relevant skills in a persuasive format.
Teacher resumes cover a variety of educational roles, including the classroom teachers who specialize in a particular grade or subject area, school managers and administrators, support staff and instructors and tutors in other settings.
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Take a look at some specific types of teacher resume examples:
- Substitute Teacher Resume
- Elementary Teacher Resume
- High School Teacher Resume
- Preschool Teacher Resume
- Special Education Teacher Resume
- Teacher Assistant Resume
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- ESL Teacher Resume
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Sample teacher resumes can show you different ways to manage these roles. They might include:
- Teachers in pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, high school or college professors
- Subjects specialists, in areas like Math, Language Arts, Science, History and Geography, Phys. Ed., Foreign Languages, Information Technology
- Teaching aides and teaching assistants
- Principal / Head Teacher and Assistant Principal / Deputy Head
- School Administrators, Year Heads, House Staff
- Director of Education, School Superintendent
- School counselor, college counselor, guidance staff, vocational counselor
- School secretary
- Campus co-ordinator
- Special needs
- School psychologist
- Corporate trainer
- E-learning specialist
- Daycare administrator
Planning Your Teacher Resume
In the advertisement or job description, the post you wish to apply for will have described the requisite skills and experience that successful candidates should have. Your task is to visualize the ideal applicant based on this information and match your relevant attributes and background. It really helps to sketch out an idea of what you imagine the best person to fill the vacancy would be.
Whatever format and layout you choose, teacher resumes tend to deal with five main areas:
Like any resume, your teaching resume should be headed with your name and address, telephone number and email address. It may be most practical to give a personal daytime number such as a cell phone or voice mail service, where messages can be left if you are unavailable to answer the call personally.
If your resume is going to run to more than one page, don’t forget to include identifying information at the top of subsequent sheets. It’s easy for separate pages of a resume to become detached from the cover sheet – and without a header, it’s not always obvious how to replace them!
Profile of Skills or Objective Statement
Here is your opportunity to communicate your eligibility for the position, showcase your particular strengths and appropriate skills and experience.
Education, Training and Certification
This may or may not come before the professional experience section of your resume, depending on the stage you are at in your teaching career and the relative importance of your training.
Teachers usually cite their Bachelor’s Degree (and Master’s Degree or other postgraduate degree, if they have one) as well as professional training, certification or licensure, depending on the country and state in which you intend to work. You may also be able to refer to specific in-service training, pedagogical courses or supplementary experience that has improved your knowledge of particular subject content and techniques.
This will be a major section for experienced teachers who will be able to provide evidence of professional expertise. These are some of the areas you may be able to cover:
- experience in private / public schools
- expertise with particular grades or year groups
- teaching styles, including mixed ability teaching, team teaching, adaptive teaching and managing cooperative learning
- classroom management skills and behavior management
- specific teaching techniques
- curriculum development and lesson planning, including textbook review, planning schemes of work
- study skills development
- assessment and testing, including standardized testing, public examining
- special needs programs and tutoring
- extracurricular / after school programs, including running sports and clubs, study visits and field trips, community service projects
- parental involvement
- staff development and training, including peer review, mentoring
- Subject-related industry experience
- Supplementary skills such as foreign language fluency
- Professional development, INSET, attendance at
- Academic or professional honors / awards
- Professional memberships, associations and affiliations