Physical Education Cover Letter Example

This physical education cover letter sample, also known as a letter of intent or letter of application, does a great job of capturing the reader's attention right away! Even though the formatting initially catches the reader's eye, it is the strong content of the letter that will ultimately entice the reader to phone the applicant.

In the first paragraph, we list Joe's education and years of experience, letting the reader know he is well-established in the field of education. The application letter should nudge the reader (see general vs specific), it shows that Joe has taught children of varying learning abilities and understands IEPs.

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In the third and fourth paragraphs, we discuss Joe's teaching style in greater detail. The cover letter is a great time to delve deeper into areas of your teaching that you can't in your resume. Since your cover letter functions as your introduction to a potential school, use this opportunity to introduce yourself, your teaching style, and who you are as an educator.

Joe discusses the different teaching techniques he uses, the different types of games and activities he includes in his lessons, and what the positive results have been for his students. He also emphasizes the development of self-esteem and teamwork which are important aspects of physical education.

Words like sportsmanship and healthy lifestyle are critical competencies needed to perform the teaching position with excellence. At the same time, these strengths are keywords, also known as buzzwords, that help get the cover letter and resume to the "human eye" if the application is scanned by applicant tracking software.

At the end of the cover letter, below his name, you will notice that Joe has the word 'enclosure'. This is so he can specify what other documents have been enclosed with his application. This will ensure that all of his application remains together.

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Physical Education Application Letter Sample

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Joe PhysEd
7859 Some Street • New York, NY 77777
Home: 555-975-2782 • Cell: 555-876-3589 • Email:



<School District>
<City, State Zip Code>


Dear <Title> <Name>:

It is with great anticipation that I present my resume to you for a position as a Physical Education Teacher, with the <School District>. In addition to acquiring a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, I have 10 years of hands-on experience. As a highly enthusiastic and encouraging teaching professional, I am confident in my ability to become a valuable member of your academic team.

As you will note, the enclosed résumé highlights my career accomplishments, as well as my desire to promote strong sportsmanship and a healthy lifestyle. Being a versatile educator, I have had the opportunity to instruct a wide variety of students including those challenged by ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, learning disabilities, and other health-related afflictions. I have also taught children who functioned below-, on-, and above grade level. As a result, I am a person who assesses each student's unique needs, tailors lesson plans to accommodate diverse interests, develops and adheres to IEPs, and provides individualized support.

Additionally, I encourage student learning by incorporating exciting sports, games, and activities that reinforce the importance of health and physical fitness. These activities also promote active participation, teamwork, organization, and strategy. I also utilize a number of approaches and teaching techniques to ensure that each student is able to comprehend the presented information, enhance their own personal skills, and have fun and socialize.

One of my greatest strengths is keeping students motivated and participating in the learning process while showing the utmost sportsmanship. In addition to the above methods, I provide individualized praise and positive encouragement to boost all students' self-confidence and self-esteem while developing an excellent rapport with students.

In closing, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how my extensive experience and skills would benefit <insert name of school district>. Thank you for your time and consideration, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.



Joe PhysEd


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