Education Résumés

Résumés for individuals seeking a teaching position are very similar to the basic résumés referenced earlier in this chapter. However, there are some differences. For example, if you have done a lot of teaching and other related activities you can use up to two pages for a résumé to outline your experience. If you have a second page, make sure to include your name, usually somewhere in the header. Here is some additional information to include on an education résumé:

Certifications & Licenses

Include any certifications or licenses you have obtained (e.g. Early Childhood through Middle Childhood, Early Adolescence through Adolescence, Early Childhood through Adolescence, English as a Second Language, Broad-field Social Studies, etc.) Anticipated certifications may be included with date to be granted.

Headings to Consider (optional):

  • Teaching Experience
  • Early Childhood Experience
  • Elementary Education Experience
  • Secondary Education Experience
  • Childcare Experience
  • International Teaching Experience

Outlining Your Experience

Include as much information as you can about the experiences you have had in the classroom. Consider including the following:

  • Classroom management experience
  • Curriculum development/lesson plans
  • Cross-curriculum experience
  • Cooperative learning
  • Working with diverse age groups, at-risk youth, ESL students
  • Teaching strategies, styles and methods
  • Standardized testing
  • Use of assessment tools
  • Use of theories, educational books and education exercises to encourage comprehension
  • Participation in meetings
  • Collaboration with other staff
  • Parental involvement
  • Organizing field trips and special projects
  • Participation in the community
  • Participation in after-school activities
  • Learning and outcomes assessment
  • Use of technology
  • Interesting and innovative techniques to engage and excite students in a lesson plan or activity
  • Accommodations
  • Grading
  • Individualized Education Plan (IEP) planning

Sample Education Résumé (PDF)

Sample Music Education Résumé (PDF)