You taught the lessons. You turned in all the write-ups. You finished your student teaching! Here’s how to add student teaching to your resume, including some student teaching resume examples!
Why Add Student Teaching to Your Resume
Student teaching is where you learn a lot of the skills that employers expect you to have as a new teacher. They want to see that you know the basics (like creating and teaching a lesson) and love to see any extras (like learning the district’s grading software). It’s also a way for you to showcase your particular strengths (like working with families) and point out what subject areas or grades you have hands-on experience with (e.g., “High School Science”). If you leave student teaching off your resume as a brand new teacher, you risk employers thinking you have no experience at all, which isn’t true!
What to Include
Make sure to include the school you taught at, the grade and/or subject you taught, and the dates. It’s also a good idea to have “student teaching” or “practicum,” as applicable, somewhere in the job title.
The formatting and what precise information you use depends on the rest of your resume. For instance, if you wrote months for your job dates on the rest of your resume, make sure to include it here, too.
After the job title, location, and date, include a few bullet points describing the highlights of your role. This is a great opportunity to point out to future employers some things that you learned student teaching:
- writing lesson plans
- meeting with families
- using a particular type of technology
- making newsletters
- individualizing lessons
Student Teaching Resume Examples
Here are a few ways it could look:
5th Grade Language Arts Student Teacher, Middlebury Middle School, Middlebury, GA. January – May, 2016.
- Collaborated with coworkers to develop lesson plans.
- Participated in parent-teacher conferences.
- Individualized lessons according to students’ interests, strengths, and needs.
- Communicated with families in person and with a weekly newsletter.
Student Teacher, Kindergarten, Madison Elementary School, Madison, NH. September, 2015 – December, 2015.
- Implemented lesson plans for all academic areas based on Common Core curriculum
- Assessed students using Teaching Strategies Gold
- Participated in IEP team process and helped to implement individualized special education interventions
Practicum Teacher, High School Algebra, East High School, Denver, Colorado. Spring, 2016.
- Managed classroom of 30 students independently using positive behavior management strategies.
- Motivated students with innovative lesson plans.
- Utilized technology including a SmartBoard and iPad into lessons.
- Worked together with collaborating teacher and with the English department to plan semester-long and week-long goals.
We hope that these examples were helpful to you in creating your best teaching resume. And don't forget to check out some of our other blogs on preparing for your teaching interview!