Teacher resume templates
In the first part of this article we looked at the format, profile and achievements sections of a teacher's resume (click here to read the article).
In the second part of this article you will find some teacher resume templates (in Microsoft Word format), plus we will also tell you how you can make the Employment History section of your resume stand out. You are welcome to download our teacher resume templates and then input your own details into them.
Sample Teacher Resume Templates
Our sample teacher resume templates are saved in Microsoft Word Format. The first template uses a modern Arial font:
The second resume template uses a more traditional Times New Roman font:
Employment History for your Free Teacher Resume Template
Here you should set out your career history, including your job titles and the names and dates of your various employers. You should focus primarily on the more recent and more senior roles, with a shorter summary of your earlier work experience. Set out your daily responsibilities, giving details of your experience in the key areas of the teaching role, while avoiding too much repetition of data between your various roles.
Your core responsibilities might include some of the following:
- Teaching classes and assessing students' progress and performance.
- Planning and preparing lessons, grading papers and preparing report cards.
- Providing constructive feedback and guidance to students experiencing educational or personal challenges.
- Maintaining order and discipline in the classroom.
- Communicating with parents, teachers and other professionals, both formally and informally.
- Supervising the work of other employees, such as teaching assistants or parent volunteers.
- Overseeing study halls and supervising extracurricular activities.
Be sure to emphasize any particular responsibilities accorded to you, above and beyond your regular teaching role, together with any involvement in the wider aspects of the school beyond your own classroom. These might include, for example, working with students with special educational needs, taking part in school-wide projects or leading extracurricular activities for students other than those in your own class. You should also emphasize any aspects of your role where you have had to exercise some independent judgment as to which approach to adopt.
You might include some of the following, for example:
- Deciding on the most appropriate teaching methods to suit the particular needs of your class (be sure to comment too on the success of your efforts in this area).
- Becoming involved in site-based management, including decisions regarding teaching methods, curriculum design, budget, personnel and textbooks.
- Participating in education conferences and workshops.
If you are creating a student teacher resume or a new teacher resume then you may want to provide details of any pre-teaching experience of working with children, e.g. through work experience during your studies, volunteer work at a local school, tutoring work, sports, holiday groups or charity work involving young people.
At the other end of the spectrum, if you are a more mature entrant to the teaching profession, you should emphasize aspects of your previous work experience that may be particularly appealing in the context of a teaching career. These might include, for example, experience of managing and motivating teams, training and developing more junior colleagues, delivering presentations to large audiences, or organizing complex events to strict budgets and deadlines.
Education / qualifications / training
Depending on how much space you have left on your resume will determine whether you have separate sections for education, qualifications and training, or you could combine everything into just one section. Only list qualifications / training that is relevant to your employment / what you want to do next.
Always send out your resume with a cover letter, which you have tailored to the individual position for which you are applying. Use this letter to set out your career aspirations and to highlight the three or four principal areas where your background is particularly relevant to the role in question. You should also emphasize any factors that may serve to distinguish you from the crowd, such as having foreign language ability, being licensed in more than one subject or being geographically mobile.
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