- A teacher's resume is very different from a business
- An Objective section is optional because a teacher can
only apply for a position they are certified to teach.
- The Education section is always listed at
the top of the teacher resume even if there's extensive teaching experience.
- The Certifications category is listed second from the
top, just under the Education section. If you switch the order it would
- A profile or summary is not necessary to include on a
- The standard format for a teacher resume is
chronological. It is common to see the dates in the left margin instead of
the right margin the way a business resume is typically designed.
- Unlike a business resume, a teacher resume does not need
to tell an elaborate back story or get too deeply involved in personal
- Achievements are always important no matter what the
occupation is. The difference, however, focuses on lesson plans and exciting
- Other things that are included on a teacher resume
include the types of assessments (anecdotal, running records), types of
students (general education, special education), type of classroom
(inclusion, self-contained), and teaching strategies (cooperative education,
buddy system, scaffolding, teach teaching, small group, whole class,
one-on-one, Circle Time, classroom debates, visual, tactile, auditory, push
in, pull out, etc.)
DEFINE THE TYPE OF TEACHING POSITION YOU ARE SEEKING:
If you are dually certified and are interested in one over the
other, you can specify in an objective (see above).
If you prefer to leave your options open, you can do a double
objective such as a Title versus a sentence such as General / Special Education
Teacher, like this:
Address & Contact Info
GENERAL / SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
The rest of the resume . . .
Be sure to include teaching related jargon so the reader understands.
Here are sample sentences & key words for your teacher resume or teacher
Apply behavior management strategies that keep students on
task while teaching and reinforcing positive behavior and social skills through
Managed a __-student classroom in the areas of lesson plan /
individualized lesson plan development and implementation,
[function such as student evaluations]
[function such as parent / CSE Team meetings or field trip coordination]
For a teacher cover letter:
I am a dedicated educator with [number of] ____ years of experience seeking a
position as a [secondary education, elementary education, per diem
substitute, art education, ESL, etc.] ________ teacher.
I currently alternate between
__ schools on a
_______ basis to provide morning and afternoon coverage for
[general education, special education]
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