Teacher Resume Examples and Writing Tips

Resume Samples and Tips for Jobs in Education

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When writing a resume, it is helpful to review resume examples that are related to your occupation. Your resume should reflect the latest trends in resumes for your field – including the format, as well as what you choose to include, and how you include it.

In the competitive field of education, you will want your resume to stand out, and highlight your ability to learn and grow in the current environment.

Here is a list of teacher and other education-related resume examples to use to get ideas for your own resume. The list includes resumes for early childhood education, teaching abroad, and related positions such as camp counselor and librarian.

Tips for Writing a Resume for a Teacher

Highlight your education and credentials. Teaching jobs usually require specific degrees and certifications, so be sure to highlight your education. Include an “Education” resume section towards the top of your document.

Include all relevant teaching experience. Remember to list relevant teaching experience if applicable. If you have limited teaching experience, include volunteer positions and co-curricular activities that involve teaching in some way.

List accomplishments, not duties. Rather than listing your duties for each job, include a list of your greatest accomplishments. For example, you might mention that you helped improve student test scores, or include information or quotes from your supervisor’s evaluations of your classes. If you received an award or commendation from your school, mention this. Whenever possible, include values to numerically show your successes. For example, you might state, “Developed and implemented new math curriculum, resulting in 48% improvement in state test scores.”

Tailor each resume to the job. If you are applying for several different positions in different teaching environments, make sure that you tailor your resume to each job opening. You will want to highlight different aspects of your experience, depending on the specific requirements of the position available. Read the job posting carefully, and make the connections between your experience and the requirements of the position very clear in your resume. One way to do this is to include keywords in your resume from the job listing.

Look for important words in the job listing (including qualifications, skills, etc.) and include them in your resume to demonstrate that you are a good fit for the job.

Consider the format. You may find that different formats are more appropriate, depending on the position you are applying for (or your work history). Keep an open mind, and don’t be afraid to try a more updated look for your resume. As long as you include all the relevant information, sometimes a different look can be what makes you stand out from the rest of the applicants.

Use examples. Use these resume examples to get an idea of what information to include, how to highlight your most relevant experiences, and how to format your resume. Then you can personalize it based on your own information.

Edit, edit, edit. Be sure to thoroughly edit your resume, looking for any spelling or grammar errors. Also make sure your formatting is consistent – for example, make sure you use the same style of bullet points throughout your resume, and the same size font for all of your section headings. Employers want professional, polished resumes.

If you're unsure how to write your resume, take a look at the sample teacher resume below for ideas about what to include and how to structure the document. You'll also find an example of a resume written specifically for an early childhood education job.

Review a Teacher Resume Example (Text Version)

Ramona Applicant
999 Main Street
Clifton Park, CA 10036
(123) 456-7890
ramona.applicant@email.com

HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

Developing reading, writing, and critical thinking skills in high school students

Enthusiastic English teacher with a decade of experience helping students appreciate literature while refining their own research and writing skills.

Key skills include:

  • Patience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Team building & leadership
  • Student advocacy

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CLIFTON PARK HIGH SCHOOL, Clifton Park, Calif.
HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER (August 2010—Present)

Teach Freshmen Composition and Modern American Literature, which consists primarily of juniors and seniors.

Notable accomplishments:

  • Revived the school’s annual anthology of student poetry and serve as adviser for the publication.
  • Honored as the school district’s English Teacher of the Year in both 2015 and 2017.

RS DENHAM MIDDLE SCHOOL, Albany, Calif.
MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER (August 2008—June 2010)

Taught seventh- and eighth-grade English and assisted with the school yearbook.

Notable accomplishment:

  • Served on a committee that revised the district’s middle school English curriculum and updated novels and other materials on the reading list.

JASMINE STREET SCHOOL, Saratoga Springs, Calif.
STUDENT TEACHER (January 2008—April 2008)

Designed lesson plans and taught sixth-grade English students.

Notable accomplishment:

  • Created and implemented interdisciplinary literature study based on an international theme.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

MICHELIN COLLEGE, Saratoga Springs, Calif.
Bachelor of Science in English and Secondary Education, 2008

The following is an example of a resume for an early childhood education position. The resume includes a resume profile, an experience section, and an education section.

Early Childhood Education Teacher Resume Example (Text Version)


Marcus Applicant
12345 Ridgewood Road
Memphis, TN 38116
(123) 456-7890
marcus.applicant@email.com

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Developing fundamental life skills and a love for learning in pre-kindergarten children

Preschool lead teacher with ten years of daycare and preschool teaching experience. Strong organizational skills, thorough educational background, and ability to work well and communicate effectively with children, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.

Key skills include:

  • Patience
  • Conflict resolution
  • Highly organized
  • Team building & leadership
  • Student advocacy
  • Detail-oriented

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

LA PETITE ACEDEMY, Memphis, Tenn.
LEAD TEACHER (September 2012—Present)

Responsible for managing a class of 16 students, ages 3-4, and planning activities that stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills. Communicate with parents on a regular basis, via annual assessments, quarterly meetings, and monthly phone conversations.

ABC DAYCARE, Memphis, Tenn.

OWNER/DIRECTOR (August 2008—September 2012)

Oversaw daily operations, managing a staff of 12 employees. Responsibilities included administrative, billing, personnel issues, policies and procedures, payroll, and quarterly tax preparation and submission. Implemented curriculum plans for three class levels and maintained records and reports on each child.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, Memphis, Tenn.

Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Expected May 2019

SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COLLEGE, Memphis, Tenn.

Bachelor of Arts in English, 2008

Associate of Science, 2006

Notable accomplishment:

  • Maintained 4.0 GPA while working full-time and carrying a full course load.

Certifications

Nursing Assistant

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