Job Description & Responsibilities
A teacher works to educate students in academic subject areas. Teachers help students learn life skills such as teamwork, following rules, and responsibility. Typically, teachers plan lessons, deliver those lessons, and assign grades to students. Teachers also work to help each student succeed through individualized support. Most teachers work in a traditional classroom setting. This could be at a public, private, or charter school. Teachers usually work during a school year, and spend the summer months preparing for the next year. Additionally, teachers may be responsible for various after school meetings and events throughout the school year.
Education & Training
In most states, a teaching job requires a Bachelor’s degree and teaching certificate in the specific content area and grade level. Therefore, it is important that your teaching resume emphasizes these achievements. Each state has specific requirements for a teaching certificate and this always includes some form of student teaching–a period of time where you teach with an experienced teacher to learn about the job. There is more to being a teacher than the degree. Teachers are caring individuals who have a passion for helping their students. Therefore, your teaching resume should reflect these traits.
Getting a Teacher Job
There are thousands of schools out there, so many teaching jobs become available throughout the school year! Teachers make, on average, $52,000 a year for about ten months of work. With the right training, you can be ready to begin this career in no time. You can even take a look at our sample teacher resume below for guidance in creating a professional teacher resume. Start searching for a job today, so that you are one step closer to your dream teaching career!
1 Main Street
New Cityland, CA 91010
Cell: (555) 322-7337
Attentive Middle School Math Teacher with excellent communication skills. Organized and driven with the innate ability to stay on task. Uses effective and efficient methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of each student.
Lesson planning expertise
Academic performance evaluations
Common core knowledge
MS Office proficient
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Verbal crisis prevention intervention
Conflict resolution skill
March 2007 to Current
Red Mountain Middle School New Cityland, CA
Conduct small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs to ensure all students are learning at full potential.
Participate in ongoing staff training sessions.
Organize parent-teacher conferences to maximize student learning opportunities and develop forward-thinking plans to correct ongoing issues.
Employ assessment tools and proactive strategies to improve instruction methods.
Spearhead after school math tutoring initiatives to improve student grades.
September 2002 to February 2007
Governor Schwarzenegger Middle School New Cityland, CA
Attended a variety of professional development workshops centered on learning goals, classroom management, student motivation, and engaging learning activities.
Facilitated activities that developed students’ physical, emotional and social growth.
Encouraged students to be understanding with others.
Used the positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior.
Assigned lessons and corrected homework.
Worked with an average of 28 students per class.
2002 Western Professional University New Cityland, CA
Bachelor of Arts Mathematics (5-12)
Top 3% of class
Darning Academic Achievement Award
Credentialed Teacher, State of California
Foundation-Level Mathematics Credential