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Learning the Basics of a Student Teacher Resume

Essential Tips for Executing an Amazing Resume

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Learning the Basics of a Student Teacher Resume

Your resume is your best marketing tool.

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It's important to think of your student teaching resume as your best marketing tool. This sheet of paper can be the key to getting a teaching job. Use the following tips as a guide as you develop your teaching resume.

The Basics

The following four headers are a must-have. The other "options" below should only be added if you have the experience in that particular area.

  • →Identification
    →Certification
    →Education
    →Experience

Identification

This includes your:

  • Name
  • Phone number ( if you have a cell phone number add that too)
  • Address (if you have a permanent and a current address then list both of them)
  • Email

Your name should be printed using a font size of 12 or 14, this will help your name stand out. The best fonts to use are Arial or New Times Roman.

Certification

This is where you list all of your certifications and endorsements that you have, each one should be on a separate line. If you are not certificated yet, then list the certification and the date that you are expected to receive it.

Example:

New York State Initial Certification, Expected May 2013

Middle Grade Endorsement expected in Social Studies

 

Education

Make sure you include the following:

  • If you are a recent or upcoming graduate then this section should be on top.
  • Make sure you know the degree that you will be receiving and list it correctly.
  • Include your GPA if it is 3.0 or above.
  • If you have not graduated yet, then list your "anticipated" or "expected" degree.

    Examples:

    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, State University of New York Collage at Buffalo, Expected May 2103

    or

    Master of Science in Education, State University of New York Collage at Buffalo,May 2013

    Experience

    This section is the most important part of your resume. Include only experience that is relevant and that demonstrates your skills and achievements. There are a few headers that you can use in this section. Choose the option that you have the most experience working with students in. If you have a lot of experience, then you can add more than one section.

    1. Teaching Related Experience This section would include paid or unpaid experience that you had working with children. This can include tutor, sports coach, camp counselor, etc. Under each position list a few bullet-ed statements about what you accomplished during that position.

      Examples:

      Tutor, Huntington Learning Center, Kenmore, New York, Summer 2009

      • Tutored students pre-k through 12th grade in reading and math

      Teacher's Aid, 123 Preschool, Tonawanda, New York, Fall, 2010

      • Oversaw the safety and care of children
    2. Interactive Field Experience This section is where you add your student teaching experience. Make sure you include the grade you worked with and subject. Include specific examples of what you did with the students.

      Examples:

      • Worked individually with students to develop reading skills through interactive games.
      • Developed and implemented an interdisciplinary social studies unit for a bilingual classroom.
      • Lessons involved cooperative learning, language experience approach, hands-on experiences and interdisciplinary teaching.
    3. Volunteer Experience/Community Service List experiences that you had in which you supported people, communities or services. This can range from religious organizations to fundraising.

    4. Work Experience This section is where you can include relevant experience that you had in other industries. Focus on skills that you can use in the classroom such as managing, training, public speaking, etc.

      Examples:

      • Trained new employees in Search Engine Optimization
      • Managed pay roll for About.com

    Additional "Optional" Sections

    The following sections are "optional." Only add additional headers if you think it will add appeal to your prospective employer.

    1. Honors- Dean's List, Scholarships, anything related to teaching.
       
    2. Special Skills- Ability to speak a second language, proficient in computers.
       
    3. Professional Memberships- List any educational associations you belong to.
       
    4. Related Coursework- List any advanced relevant classes you have taken.

    Sources: Career Services

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