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Your search for a teaching position can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. We want to help you through this process and help you find the right teaching position. The different tabs on this page will provide you with useful information to successfully prepare for and navigate the job search. View the teacher’s guide to finding a positon in education. is a great site for anyone going into education. We highly recommend you take the time to visit this website and create a strong profile. So many teaching positions are posted on here and many schools/districts are searching for great candidates. Utilize this site to read about different schools/districts you are interested in and save them as a “favorite” so you can continually check in on their postings. Your career coach can help you build a strong profile and show you more of the helpful features.

Below is a list of some of the job openings currently on For a complete list, visit their website.

What is a resume?

A resume is a sales brochure about you and your qualifications. It describes your abilities, your experiences, and your education—all of which should support your job objective. A resume has one purpose: to get you an interview. Use the pages below to determine the type of resume you should use and utilize the samples for formatting guidelines.

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Cover letters typically accompany your resume, expressing your interest in the position and the school/district. Your cover letter should be a narrative, showing your personality, illustrating specific reasons why you are the ideal candidate.

Utilize the samples below to guide your writing in your cover letter and additional letters such as a follow-up.

Remember to follow-up

Whether you are following up after an interview or developing a relationship with a potential employer, keep the lines of communication open. If you say you are going to follow-up within a specified time frame, be sure to do so (see Follow-up

Tips for Letters

  • Send via email, hard copy, or handwritten note.
  • Use clear and concise writting.
  • Address the letter to a specific person if possible; otherwise, use a subject line instead of a salutation.
  • Keep it brief.
  • Match yourself to the opportunity.
  • Illustrate your interest and passion for the field.
  • Create a system to track letters for follow-up
  • Proofread carefully for grammer, spelling, and format (use modern business format).

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The word "credentials" is used often in the field of education to describe a number of different documents used to denote official evaluations and/or proficiencies. Some school districts will ask for you "reference file" or "placement file." These mean the same thing as your credential file. School districts use "credentials" to describe documents that provide teaching candidates credibilty with their school administrators.

Career Services continues to recommend self-managed credentials files because in most cases a digital copy, provided by you, will be sufficient to submit to school districts. In order to submit your application materials in a timely manner, ensure you are prepared with the following items.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Academic Transcript
  • PRAXIS Scores
  • Student Teaching Evaluations: Refer to your Student Teacher Coordinator for details on how you will receive your final evaluations
  • Letters of Recommendation: Obtain 3 letters of recommendation from individuals that know your potential as a teacher (professors, teachers, principals) and/or what kind of worker you are (supervisors). Avoid personal or character references

Questions about how to become the licensing process? Check out these FAQ's.

To become a licensed teacher, you will need to complete the Praxis exam. Visit the College of Education and Human Services' wedbite for specific details: