High School Social Studies Teacher Resume & Templates

Kellie Hanna, CPRW
By Kellie Hanna, CPRW, Career Advice Expert Last Updated: December 20, 2022
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Looking for a new job as a teacher can test even the best educators, but with a stellar resume, you can get the high school social studies teacher position you want. Think of your resume as a ticket straight to the principal’s office. Use this opportunity to call attention to your amazing way of relating to teenagers as well as your passion for the subject.

Take note: A social studies teacher resume should focus on what you can do for the children and the school. Include information about your education, interest in the subject, creativity, classroom management skills, and ability to work with students, parents, and other teachers. List your accomplishments in an orderly fashion so the principal won’t have to search for the information.

Take a look at some of our high school social studies teacher resume templates to help you craft one of your own.

high school social studies teacher resume template

Resume Text

Christine Fowler

123 Fake Street
City, State, Zip Code
Cell: 000-000-0000


Energetic High School Social Studies Teacher who develops lesson plans that are designed to get the students involved in the learning process. Adept at reaching any kind of student, creating approved lesson plans and having a high percentage of passing students. Specializes in large and small classroom sizes.


  • Maintains a 94 percent passing ratio
  • Known for creative lesson plans
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Strong networking skills with parents and students
  • Consistently receives high ratings from students for method and presentation of material
  • Dedicated to teaching students important information

Work Experience

May 2011 to February 2015 Justine High School
– City, State High School Social Studies Teacher

  • Arranged several field trips each year to show students history as it was being taught.
  • Often arranged short class plays that included costumes and scenery.
  • Had after-school hours to help students who needed extra assistance.

January 2005 to May 2011 Gordon High School 
-City, State High School Social Studies Teacher

  • Brought in guest speakers to class that would answer students’ questions about current events.
  • Collaborated with other social studies teachers to put on one play at the end of the year based on historical event.
  • Held a parents’ night once a month where parents could come in and ask questions.

June 1995 to January 2005 Company Name
– City, State High School Social Studies Teacher

  • Each year the students would develop political campaigns and give speeches based on historical campaigns.
  • During presidential campaigns, students would have to watch each debate and write a report for the next day.


1995 Harris Hill College, City, State Master’s Degree, Education