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How to Write a Student Teacher Resume to Land an Interview

how to write a student teacher resume to land an interview

Are you prepared for your teaching job search with an excellent, focused student teacher resume that is targeted to submit for the perfect position? Targeting your teacher resume will mean uncovering relevant teaching skills, experiences, and accomplishments.

Take the time to read this article on how to write a student teacher resume correctly to shorten your job search. Writing a new teacher resume that communicates your value as a beginning teacher will make a dramatic difference in whether you land an interview or not.

Many other practicum students are looking for positions along with seasoned or veteran teachers with anywhere from 5-35 years of experience.

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When scouting potential school districts, look to see what their values and beliefs are and research the “type” of teachers they like to hire.

Some schools prefer experienced teachers while others are looking for fresh new faces with innovative and groundbreaking ideas. Once you have found a safe district that meets your personal criteria, make sure you have an outstanding, attention-grabbing student teacher resume on hand.

As you may notice, a typical resume highlights education, credentials, teaching experience, professional affiliations, volunteer work, etc. But what do you do when you have little hands-on instructional experience? First, start off with an informative profile that leaves a good impression on the reader. Briefly, discuss your passion for education, methods for assisting learners, and drive to instill a love of learning in students.

List Relevant Skills in Your Student Teacher Resume in the Summary or Profile Section

Next, a list of areas of expertise or core competencies can bring your unique skills to light. Focus on trending and innovative methods you learned in school, for instance, Multiple Intelligences, Growth Mindset, Differentiated Instruction, Multicultural Units, Assessment Techniques, Brain-based Learning, Reflective Teaching, etc. This list of traits will catch the reader’s eye right away, and make the impression you are current, well-rounded and a creative individual with practical methods to maximize student learning.

After your list of skills, including your education and credentials instead of jumping right into your teaching experience. Emphasize your program, major, and minor, if applicable. Highlight your grade point average, scholarships, honors programs, or any other features of your academic career you are exceptionally proud of and feel would impress potential employers.

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Include Teaching Techniques and Methods Used in Your Student Internship

Most candidates simply focus on the years they have been teaching. Since your experience is limited, focus instead on the effective techniques and methods you employed during your practicum or internship. Make sure that you list all relevant accomplishments with precise details (being vague is a no-no). For example, “Incorporated literature-based units and readers workshops to raise students’ reading levels by at least 1 ½ grade levels” or “Introduced a reward program for class attendance and participation; thus achieving a 100% attendance rate year round”.

If you are going through an alternative certification program or have just started your internship, you can create a general area on your resume specifically for teaching techniques and instructional methods. Include a list of instructional techniques you are learning and future strategies you would like to incorporate in the classroom in your career as a teacher. Bullet these points to grab the reader’s attention and for easy reading.

Remember, regardless of the type of position you are seeking, or the amount of experience you have under your belt, make sure you have an eye-catching and student teacher resume. Simple borders, a little color, a relevant graphic, or bolding key points can go a long way for making you stand out from numerous other student teacher candidates. You can review these resume and cover letter samples to get ideas for your student teacher resume and to see samples of our writing.

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