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Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Resumes and Cover Letters……………………………………………………………………..4 Teacher Candidate Samples

Applications…………………………………………………………………………………………………8 How to Apply, Philosophy of Teaching Statements and Portfolios

Interviewing………………………………………………………………………………………………11 Sample Questions, What to Expect

Directories and Websites………………………………………………………………………..14 Public, Private, and Charter School Information; Online Resources Available through the University Career Center

Salary Information……….……………………………….………………………………………..17 2011-2012 Salary Schedules and More

The Successful Teaching Job Search………….………………………………………..21 Presented at Education Professional Development Day, Fall 2012, Hosted by the UNC Charlotte College of Education


Summer 2012 Dear UNC Charlotte Student Teacher, Welcome to the final stages of your preparation to enter the classroom as a licensed teacher! Beginning your student teaching represents a series of accomplishments toward a career that will allow you make a lasting impact on many lives. As busy as your student teaching experience will be, now is also the time to develop a job search plan if you are seeking to begin a full-time position soon after your graduation. The University Career Center (UCC) has compiled the Student Teacher Job Search Handbook with the goal of providing you many of the tools and resources you need to get started. Inside you will find everything from sample teacher resumes to helpful websites to the PowerPoint from last year’s Successful Teaching Job Search session at Education Professional Development Day. In response to recent concerns about the teaching job market, additional job search strategies and ideas for teaching career alternatives are also included. The UCC’s Education Career Advisor, Rebecca Cody, is available for inperson and phone appointments, as well via email, for in-depth job search consultations and to answer questions. You also have access to most UCC services and an alumni career advisor for up to three years after your graduation from UNC Charlotte. Finally, mark your calendar for Friday, February 22, for the 2012 Education Career Fair, co-sponsored by the UCC and the College of Education. Best wishes for success in your student teaching, your job search, and your teaching career! The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships


The Resume Developing a strong teaching resume is often the first step of a successful job search. The following pages include samples for teaching candidates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Cover Letter A cover letter should accompany your resume whenever you are applying to a specific school or school district. It should be tailored to each specific employer/job announcement to which you apply. Additional Tips For a discussion of what should and should not be included in your resume and cover letter, see pp. 24-28 (The Successful Teaching Job Search). Critiques The UCC offers resume and cover letter critiques to students during drop-in hours, posted at career.uncc.edu. Also, the UCC’s Education Career Advisor, Rebecca Cody, is available to critique student teacher resumes and cover letters by appointment or via email.


Ivana Teach 9876 Main Street Charlotte, NC 28269 704-555-1212 iteach@yahoo.com

Sample - Please use as a guide only. University Career Center UNC Charlotte

Objective

To obtain an elementary teaching position (K-6) with Kannapolis City Schools

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, December 2011 Concentration: English and Communications University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC GPA 3.75/4.0

Licensure

North Carolina Teaching License-Grades K-6, anticipated December 2011

Honors

NC Teaching Fellow, Dean’s List: 7 semesters, Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Fraternity

Teaching Experience

Student Teacher, Grades 4-5 Anytown Elementary School, Charlotte, NC September 2011-December 2011  Created lesson plans based on course objectives and students’ learning styles  Taught 4 classes of 20-35 students in language arts, math, social studies, and science  Provided additional assistance and tutoring after-school to interested students  Participated in departmental faculty meetings  Developed assessment tools including portions of quizzes and tests  Increased student motivation by creating a rewards program for students showing achievement, improvement, and/or exceptional effort Coach Anytown Youth Soccer Team, Charlotte, NC May 2011-September 2011  Coached 20 children, aged 9-11, on offensive and defensive strategies  Assisted children in developing excellent teamwork skills and good sportsmanship  Managed equipment, practice schedules, and travel arrangements Tutor Anytown Middle School, Charlotte, NC January 2009-May 2011  Tutored five students grades 7-8 with reading and writing assignments  Adapted instructional strategies to accommodate varying comprehension levels  Utilized motivational techniques to increase productivity, effort, and improvement Clinical Observations September 2008-May 2011 Cabarrus County Schools, Concord, NC; Harrisburg, NC Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC  Observed 150 classroom hours in six schools  Enhanced knowledge of teaching strategies in the classroom  Acquired first-hand experiences in elementary school settings

Additional Experience

Customer Service Representative Target, Charlotte, NC September 2007-May 2010  Trained 11 employees on customer service philosophy and closing procedures  Effectively resolved customer complaints related to merchandise  Collaborated with supervisor to provide fast and friendly customer service  Received “Employee of the Month” award three times

Computer Skills

Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher

View online portfolio at www.website.com


Ivana Teach 9876 Main Street Charlotte, NC 28269 704 555-1212 iteach@yahoo.com

Sample - Please use as a guide only. University Career Center UNC Charlotte

Objective

To obtain a position teaching high school science (9-12) with Kannapolis City Schools

Education

Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education, May 2012 Emphasis: Comprehensive Science University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC GPA 3.96/4.0 Bachelor of Science in Biology, May 2005 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC GPA 3.75/4.0

Licensure

North Carolina Teaching License-Grades 9-12, anticipated June 2012

Honors

Alpha Lambda Delta Honorary Fraternity, Presidential Scholarship

Teaching Experience

Graduate Intern, Grades 10-11 Anytown High School, Charlotte, NC January 2012-May 2012  Created lesson plans based on course objectives and students’ learning styles  Taught 4 classes of 20-35 students in microbiology and anatomy  Provided additional assistance and tutoring after-school to interested students  Participated in departmental faculty meetings  Developed testing tools including portions of quizzes and tests  Increased student motivation by creating a rewards program for students showing achievement, improvement, and/or exceptional effort Tutor Anytown Middle School, Charlotte, NC April 2011-May 2011  Tutored five students grades 7-8 with reading and writing assignments  Adapted instructional strategies to accommodate varying comprehension levels  Utilized motivational techniques to increase productivity, effort, and improvement Youth Soccer Coach YMCA of Greater Charlotte, Charlotte, NC September 2008-May 2010  Instructed 22 8-12 year olds on techniques, game rules, sportsmanship, and motivation  Coordinated practice schedules and weekend game times with 12 other coaches  Communicated player success and conflicts to parents and guardians Resident Assistant NC State University, Raleigh, NC September 2003-May 2004  Enforced residence hall policies and maintained a quality environment for 40 freshmen  Developed programming on healthy nutrition, study skills, and career development

Additional Experience

Commercial Loan Officer Bank of America, Charlotte, NC September 2005-January 2010  Trained 6 new loan officer trainees on loan approval processes and investigations  Efficiently communicated with department supervisors, other loan officers, loan clients, and external departments  Achieved highest number of loan accounts/approvals and highest rating of commercial loan repayment in department for loans in excess of $2M View online portfolio at www.website.com


9876 Main Street Charlotte, NC 28269 February 26, 2012

Sample - Please use as a guide only. University Career Center UNC Charlotte

Dr. Anita Yu, Principal Bigtime High School 101 W. Main St. Smalltown, NC 38286 Dear Dr. Yu: Self-directed learners, contributing citizens, and people of self worth: These are three learning outcomes that Bigtime High School has established for its students and to the educators that guide them. These objectives are also an important part of my philosophy of teaching. Please consider this my formal application for the 10th grade English teacher position at Bigtime High School. My passion for the teaching profession, knowledge of student learning styles, and strong work ethic make me a qualified candidate for the position. I will graduate this May as a licensed English teacher from UNC Charlotte. This semester, I have been completing my student teaching at Smalltown High School. As a student teacher, I have developed lesson plans based on The Great Gatsby, The Sound in the Fury, The Invisible Man, and The Red Badge of Courage. After our section on classic plays, the students were to create an original script. At my suggestion, one of my students entered his play in the “Senior One-Act� competition and was able to see his creation acted out on stage. Several challenging experiences this year enhanced my skills in the classroom. I tutored two ADHD students this spring and have observed and participated in several parent-teacher conferences when disciplinary issues arose. The variety of hands-on experiences I have attained through student teaching, have made me a well-rounded and qualified teacher. I believe these experiences will help benefit the students I teach at Bigtime High School and will make me a positive addition to your teaching staff. I have attached my resume to highlight my additional qualifications and work experience. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and philosophy of teaching with you in person. You can reach me at 704-555-1212 or iteach@yahoo.com. I will contact you in one week to discuss a possible interview. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you. Sincerely,

Ivana Teach Enclosure: Resume


Applications In addition to a resume and cover letter (and/or statewide application), most school districts have an application that must be completed through their Human Resources departments in order for a teacher candidate to receive consideration. It is your responsibility to research the application instructions for schools/districts of interest to you and make sure you have met their requirements. Whenever you apply to a specific position or school, it is recommended that you contact the principal after you complete your formal application. Send the principal a copy of your resume with a cover letter addressed to him/her that states why you are interested in the position/school. See p. 14 for how to obtain contact information. Philosophy of Teaching Teacher candidates often are required to write a philosophy of teaching statement as part of their coursework, but you may be asked to submit your philosophy of teaching as part of a job application. The following page offers insight into what you should communicate through this document. Teaching Portfolio A teaching portfolio should showcase examples of your best work and most critical skill sets. It essentially adds credibility to your resume by showing proof/evidence of the qualifications you claim to possess. You can share your portfolio during the interview in person or before the interview (if it is online) by listing the website on your resume. A variety of documents and “artifacts� can be included.


Philosophy of Teaching Statement Tips Writing a Philosophy of Teaching A teaching philosophy is a reflective piece, generally 1-2 pages long, that summarizes your core educational beliefs. The statement may explain why you chose teaching as a career or describe essential goals that you hope to accomplish in your classroom. Along with your cover letter, the philosophy of teaching allows the reader to better understand your motivations, knowledge, and “fit” for their school culture. It also allows you as the prospective teacher to speak in a narrative way which may personalize your application materials. If done well, it also showcases your written communication skills, an important qualification for teachers. Sample Topics to Cover Why is teaching an important profession? Was there an influential person, perhaps a former teacher, in your life who shaped your career goals and your views about teaching? Was there a theorist, researcher, or book about education that inspired your teaching philosophy? How? What is your teaching style, and why do you feel it is effective? What is the ideal relationship between teachers and learners in the classroom? How do you view yourself as a learner? How do you want students to remember you? How would you like to further grow as a teacher throughout your career? How have you implemented your styles and strategies effectively into your classroom? Reminders Your teaching philosophy will serve as a sample of your writing skills so make sure the document is well-written and free of any spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors. Remember to write from your own personal experiences and to avoid universal statements about your beliefs. For example instead of, “Using active learning techniques is the only way to get students motivated in the classroom,” you could say, “In my experience, using active learning techniques with my students is the most effective way to increase their motivation to learn.” Feirsen, R. & Weitzman, S. (2004). How to get the teaching job you want. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC


Sample Teaching Portfolio Contents Credentials Resume, official transcript, teaching certificate Awards/Honors Dean’s List, scholarships, award certificates Philosophies Teaching/education philosophy, discipline plan, classroom management plan Teaching Sample unit and lesson plans, sample homework assignments/worksheets Photos of projects, bulletin boards, activities Samples of Student Work Completed tests, worksheets, projects (Get permission from student and omit name from the assignment.) Performance Evaluations Student teaching/internship evaluation Recognition Letters of appreciation from parents, students, fellow teachers Continuing Professional Development Professional membership certificates PowerPoint presentations Publications, conferences Community Service Volunteer service with children or teaching (photos, activities, brochures) Letters of Recommendation Letters from faculty, advisors, employers American Association for Employment in Education, Job Search Handbook for Educators.


Treat the interview as a chance to elaborate on the qualifications you included on your resume, showing not only your familiarity but more importantly your experience with current trends in education. Describe specific examples of how you have developed and demonstrated the traits a successful teacher should possess. If you have a portfolio, mark a few key items beforehand and bring it with you to show the interviewer as evidence of previous successful performance. It is also important that you use the interview as an opportunity to discuss why you wish to work at this school/in this school district. To help you prepare to interview effectively, you are encouraged to schedule a mock interview with the UCC’s Education Career Advisor. Mock interviews simulate the actual interview process and include constructive feedback on how you can polish your interviewing skills before the real thing! Whenever you interview, remember to follow up with a thank you note immediately afterwards. See p. 33 (The Successful Teaching Job Search) for how to write an effective thank you note. The following pages includes sample interviewing questions to give you an idea of what you can expect.


Sample Interview Questions General What have you learned from student teaching? What professional development goals do you have for your own improvement? What professional journals do you subscribe to? What are your strengths as a teacher? If you were a successful job candidate, how would you prepare for your new job? Why should we hire you? What is your philosophy of education? Teaching requires time management and organizational skills. How do you address these challenges? What book greatly influenced your personal development? Student-Centered What academic, affective, and social goals would you have for students at this age level? How is a 4th grade student different from a 5th grade student (pick any two adjacent grades)? Describe your goals for the first few days of school and how you would achieve them. How would you accommodate the learning and emotional needs of students with disabilities? LEP (limited English proficiency learners)? Gifted and talented students? How do you develop rapport with students? Describe your background working with computers and other forms of instructional technology. You tell a student to do something and she refuses. She seems determined not to follow instructions. What do you do? What characteristics make a master teacher? Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment If I walked into your classroom on a typical day, what would I see taking place? Why is your field important to study? What are standards? How do you align your curriculum and units of study with our state standards? How would you modify a lesson to meet the needs of varying ability levels or English proficiency?


What techniques do you use to check for understanding during a lesson? How would you plan differently for a homogenous group or heterogeneous group of students? How do you use standardized test results? How do you design a unit of instruction? What is constructivism? How would you use this approach in your classroom? How would you teach reading or writing across the curriculum? Parents and Community How would you involve parents in the learning process? Role-play a call to a parent to seek a solution to a classroom problem. How will you learn about our community? How would you use community resources to facilitate learning? Sample questions for YOU to ask the interviewer: I would like to know more about the school. Would you please describe the student body in more detail? How would you describe parent expectations for students? For teachers? What major issues will the school address in the coming year? I’m very interested in building my skills as a new teacher. What staff development opportunities are offered? What new programs are being considered for the coming year? Is the curriculum aligned with particular standards? Feirsen, R. & Weitzman, S. (2004). How to get the teaching job you want. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC


School Directories The following page lists online directories of public, private, and charter schools in NC. For students searching for jobs in other states, you should be able to find most of the public school information through the state’s Department of Education or Public Instruction website. State chapters of the National Association of Independent Schools provide information on private schools within each state. Online Resources through the University Career Center The UCC offers a number of valuable online career tools for the student teacher job search. Access job postings, resume/interview preparation, an online credential file system, and more at career.uncc.edu.


North Carolina Public and Charter School Information 2011-2012 North Carolina Local Education Agencies (LEA)s/School Districts (List) Map of North Carolina LEAs (with links to individual school district websites) North Carolina Public School Contact Directory The EDDIE (Educational Directory and Demographical Information Exchange) Application allows you to search by LEA name or number for a list of schools in the district and their principals; some districts may also provide teacher recruiter and Human Resources contact information. North Carolina Public Charter School Contact Directory School Jobs—The North Carolina Public Schools Application System This application can be forwarded to LEAs of your selection, but please note you still may need to submit additional information for individual school districts. Work 4 NC Schools North Carolina Public Schools

North Carolina Private School Information North Carolina Association of Independent Schools North Carolina Division of Non-Public Education North Carolina Private School Review—directory of private schools in NC


University Career Center Resources NinerJobNet – Resume Referrals to Schools Upload your resume to the UCC’s NinerJobNet database to have schools and districts receive your resume. Each year, dozens of schools and districts request student teacher resumes. This is an EXCELLENT way to get your resume in the hands of teacher recruiters! (If a school or district contacts you and you are not interested, you are not obligated to interview.) Optimal Resume An online resume building system which allows you to create and customize an attractively formatted resume. Way more than a template! OptimalInterview A module of OptimalResume – an online interview simulation packed with over 1,500 interview questions, answers, and hints. Interfolio If the schools/districts to which you are applying request to receive letters of reference, you can maintain an online credential file through this premier application portfolio management system. FOCUS-2 An online, self-directed career self-assessment inventory that can help you identify career alternatives.


Each year, the NC Department of Public Instruction provides the salary information included on the following pages. These salary schedules apply to certified teachers employed by LEAs and are based on years of experience and education. Be aware that certain LEAs may offer supplements to the minimum salary depending on environmental factors and the availability of funds. Also note that private school salaries are likely to vary widely according to school size, type, region, etc. You are encouraged to research salary for each district to which you apply, as it is not appropriate to ask about salary or benefits in an interview. Know your own salary requirements, and realize that there usually is little to no room for salary negotiation in a public school system. Private school salaries are likely to vary widely. If you are searching for an out-of-state teaching job, public school salary information should be readily available through the state’s Department of Education or Public Instruction website. However, in some states, salary schedules vary by local school district.


Information provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction

2012-2013 BACHELOR'S DEGREE CERTIFIED TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE Effective July 1, 2012 Years

Bachelor's Teacher

Bachelor's w/ NBPTS Certification

of

Monthly

12 Monthly

Annual Salary

Monthly

12 Monthly

Annual Salary

Exp

Salary

Installments

(10 months)

Salary

Installments

(10 months)

0-2

$3,080

$2,566.67

$30,800

N/A

N/A

N/A

3-4

$3,080

$2,566.67

$30,800

$3,450

$2,875.00

$34,500

5

$3,122

$2,601.67

$31,220

$3,497

$2,914.17

$34,970

6

$3,167

$2,639.17

$31,670

$3,547

$2,955.83

$35,470

7

$3,303

$2,752.50

$33,030

$3,699

$3,082.50

$36,990

8

$3,445

$2,870.83

$34,450

$3,858

$3,215.00

$38,580

9

$3,580

$2,983.33

$35,800

$4,010

$3,341.67

$40,100

10

$3,711

$3,092.50

$37,110

$4,156

$3,463.33

$41,560

11

$3,816

$3,180.00

$38,160

$4,274

$3,561.67

$42,740

12

$3,865

$3,220.83

$38,650

$4,329

$3,607.50

$43,290

13

$3,914

$3,261.67

$39,140

$4,384

$3,653.33

$43,840

14

$3,965

$3,304.17

$39,650

$4,441

$3,700.83

$44,410

15

$4,015

$3,345.83

$40,150

$4,497

$3,747.50

$44,970

16

$4,066

$3,388.33

$40,660

$4,554

$3,795.00

$45,540

17

$4,118

$3,431.67

$41,180

$4,612

$3,843.33

$46,120

18

$4,171

$3,475.83

$41,710

$4,672

$3,893.33

$46,720

19

$4,226

$3,521.67

$42,260

$4,733

$3,944.17

$47,330

20

$4,282

$3,568.33

$42,820

$4,796

$3,996.67

$47,960

21

$4,337

$3,614.17

$43,370

$4,857

$4,047.50

$48,570

22

$4,397

$3,664.17

$43,970

$4,925

$4,104.17

$49,250

23

$4,456

$3,713.33

$44,560

$4,991

$4,159.17

$49,910

24

$4,515

$3,762.50

$45,150

$5,057

$4,214.17

$50,570

25

$4,577

$3,814.17

$45,770

$5,126

$4,271.67

$51,260

26

$4,639

$3,865.83

$46,390

$5,196

$4,330.00

$51,960

27

$4,706

$3,921.67

$47,060

$5,271

$4,392.50

$52,710

28

$4,771

$3,975.83

$47,710

$5,344

$4,453.33

$53,440

29

$4,836

$4,030.00

$48,360

$5,416

$4,513.33

$54,160

30

$4,903

$4,085.83

$49,030

$5,491

$4,575.83

$54,910

31

$4,972

$4,143.33

$49,720

$5,569

$4,640.83

$55,690

32

$5,044

$4,203.33

$50,440

$5,649

$4,707.50

$56,490

33

$5,116

$4,263.33

$51,160

$5,730

$4,775.00

$57,300

34

$5,215

$4,345.83

$52,150

$5,841

$4,867.50

$58,410

35+

$5,318

$4,431.67

$53,180

$5,956

$4,963.33

$59,560

NOTE: "NBPTS" stands for National Board for Professional Teacher Standards.


Information provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction

2012-2013 MASTER'S DEGREE CERTIFIED TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE Effective July 1, 2012 Years

Master's Teacher

Master's w/NBPTS Certification

of

Monthly

12 Monthly

Annual Salary

Monthly

12 Monthly

Annual Salary

Exp

Salary

Installments

(10 months)

Salary

Installments

(10 months)

0-2

$3,388

$2,823.33

$33,880

N/A

N/A

N/A

3-4

$3,388

$2,823.33

$33,880

$3,795

$3,162.50

$37,950

5

$3,434

$2,861.67

$34,340

$3,846

$3,205.00

$38,460

6

$3,484

$2,903.33

$34,840

$3,902

$3,251.67

$39,020

7

$3,633

$3,027.50

$36,330

$4,069

$3,390.83

$40,690

8

$3,790

$3,158.33

$37,900

$4,245

$3,537.50

$42,450

9

$3,938

$3,281.67

$39,380

$4,411

$3,675.83

$44,110

10

$4,082

$3,401.67

$40,820

$4,572

$3,810.00

$45,720

11

$4,198

$3,498.33

$41,980

$4,702

$3,918.33

$47,020

12

$4,252

$3,543.33

$42,520

$4,762

$3,968.33

$47,620

13

$4,305

$3,587.50

$43,050

$4,822

$4,018.33

$48,220

14

$4,362

$3,635.00

$43,620

$4,885

$4,070.83

$48,850

15

$4,417

$3,680.83

$44,170

$4,947

$4,122.50

$49,470

16

$4,473

$3,727.50

$44,730

$5,010

$4,175.00

$50,100

17

$4,530

$3,775.00

$45,300

$5,074

$4,228.33

$50,740

18

$4,588

$3,823.33

$45,880

$5,139

$4,282.50

$51,390

19

$4,649

$3,874.17

$46,490

$5,207

$4,339.17

$52,070

20

$4,710

$3,925.00

$47,100

$5,275

$4,395.83

$52,750

21

$4,771

$3,975.83

$47,710

$5,344

$4,453.33

$53,440

22

$4,837

$4,030.83

$48,370

$5,417

$4,514.17

$54,170

23

$4,902

$4,085.00

$49,020

$5,490

$4,575.00

$54,900

24

$4,967

$4,139.17

$49,670

$5,563

$4,635.83

$55,630

25

$5,035

$4,195.83

$50,350

$5,639

$4,699.17

$56,390

26

$5,103

$4,252.50

$51,030

$5,715

$4,762.50

$57,150

27

$5,177

$4,314.17

$51,770

$5,798

$4,831.67

$57,980

28

$5,248

$4,373.33

$52,480

$5,878

$4,898.33

$58,780

29

$5,320

$4,433.33

$53,200

$5,958

$4,965.00

$59,580

30

$5,393

$4,494.17

$53,930

$6,040

$5,033.33

$60,400

31

$5,469

$4,557.50

$54,690

$6,125

$5,104.17

$61,250

32

$5,548

$4,623.33

$55,480

$6,214

$5,178.33

$62,140

33

$5,628

$4,690.00

$56,280

$6,303

$5,252.50

$63,030

34

$5,737

$4,780.83

$57,370

$6,425

$5,354.17

$64,250

35+

$5,850

$4,875.00

$58,500

$6,552

$5,460.00

$65,520

NOTE: "NBPTS" stands for National Board for Professional Teacher Standards.


Information provided by the NC Department of Public Instruction 2012-2013 ADVANCED AND DOCTORAL DEGREE TEACHER SALARY SCHEDULE Effective July 1, 2012 ADVANCED (SIXTH YEAR) Years

Adv. Teacher

DOCTORATE

Adv. w/ NBPTS Cert.

PhD Teacher

PhD w/ NBPTS Cert.

of

10

12 Monthly

10

12 Monthly

10

12 Monthly

10

12 Monthly

Exp

Month

Installments

Month

Installments

Month

Installments

Month

Installments

0-2

$3,514

$2,928.33

N/A

N/A

$3,641

$3,034.17

N/A

N/A

3-4

$3,514

$2,928.33

$3,921

$3,267.50

$3,641

$3,034.17

$4,048

$3,373.33

5

$3,560

$2,966.67

$3,972

$3,310.00

$3,687

$3,072.50

$4,099

$3,415.83

6

$3,610

$3,008.33

$4,028

$3,356.67

$3,737

$3,114.17

$4,155

$3,462.50

7

$3,759

$3,132.50

$4,195

$3,495.83

$3,886

$3,238.33

$4,322

$3,601.67

8

$3,916

$3,263.33

$4,371

$3,642.50

$4,043

$3,369.17

$4,498

$3,748.33

9

$4,064

$3,386.67

$4,537

$3,780.83

$4,191

$3,492.50

$4,664

$3,886.67

10

$4,208

$3,506.67

$4,698

$3,915.00

$4,335

$3,612.50

$4,825

$4,020.83

11

$4,324

$3,603.33

$4,828

$4,023.33

$4,451

$3,709.17

$4,955

$4,129.17

12

$4,378

$3,648.33

$4,888

$4,073.33

$4,505

$3,754.17

$5,015

$4,179.17

13

$4,431

$3,692.50

$4,948

$4,123.33

$4,558

$3,798.33

$5,075

$4,229.17

14

$4,488

$3,740.00

$5,011

$4,175.83

$4,615

$3,845.83

$5,138

$4,281.67

15

$4,543

$3,785.83

$5,073

$4,227.50

$4,670

$3,891.67

$5,200

$4,333.33

16

$4,599

$3,832.50

$5,136

$4,280.00

$4,726

$3,938.33

$5,263

$4,385.83

17

$4,656

$3,880.00

$5,200

$4,333.33

$4,783

$3,985.83

$5,327

$4,439.17

18

$4,714

$3,928.33

$5,265

$4,387.50

$4,841

$4,034.17

$5,392

$4,493.33

19

$4,775

$3,979.17

$5,333

$4,444.17

$4,902

$4,085.00

$5,460

$4,550.00

20

$4,836

$4,030.00

$5,401

$4,500.83

$4,963

$4,135.83

$5,528

$4,606.67

21

$4,897

$4,080.83

$5,470

$4,558.33

$5,024

$4,186.67

$5,597

$4,664.17

22

$4,963

$4,135.83

$5,543

$4,619.17

$5,090

$4,241.67

$5,670

$4,725.00

23

$5,028

$4,190.00

$5,616

$4,680.00

$5,155

$4,295.83

$5,743

$4,785.83

24

$5,093

$4,244.17

$5,689

$4,740.83

$5,220

$4,350.00

$5,816

$4,846.67

25

$5,161

$4,300.83

$5,765

$4,804.17

$5,288

$4,406.67

$5,892

$4,910.00

26

$5,229

$4,357.50

$5,841

$4,867.50

$5,356

$4,463.33

$5,968

$4,973.33

27

$5,303

$4,419.17

$5,924

$4,936.67

$5,430

$4,525.00

$6,051

$5,042.50

28

$5,374

$4,478.33

$6,004

$5,003.33

$5,501

$4,584.17

$6,131

$5,109.17

29

$5,446

$4,538.33

$6,084

$5,070.00

$5,573

$4,644.17

$6,211

$5,175.83

30

$5,519

$4,599.17

$6,166

$5,138.33

$5,646

$4,705.00

$6,293

$5,244.17

31

$5,595

$4,662.50

$6,251

$5,209.17

$5,722

$4,768.33

$6,378

$5,315.00

32

$5,674

$4,728.33

$6,340

$5,283.33

$5,801

$4,834.17

$6,467

$5,389.17

33

$5,754

$4,795.00

$6,429

$5,357.50

$5,881

$4,900.83

$6,556

$5,463.33

34

$5,863

$4,885.83

$6,551

$5,459.17

$5,990

$4,991.67

$6,678

$5,565.00

35+

$5,976

$4,980.00

$6,678

$5,565.00

$6,103

$5,085.83

$6,805

$5,670.83

NOTE: "NBPTS" stands for National Board for Professional Teacher Standards.


University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships 150 Atkins

career.uncc.edu

704.687.0795


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Preparing for the Job Search Resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Job Search Documents Resources for Job Searching Job Search Blunders Portfolio for the Interview Follow-up after the Interview Additional Strategies University Career Center Contact


Consider where you would like to work and what you have to offer. Research the school and the application instructions well in advance. Research YOURSELF online by “Googling” your name and cleaning up your social networking sites. Purchase a strong quality suit or other professional attire for job interviews/fairs.


Avoid being too specific with your career objective (a specific grade level/school) unless the resume is for a specific position/school. After your objective, list your education and teaching licensure FIRST on your resume. Focus on relevant and/or recent experiences/qualifications. 

Examples of relevant experiences: coaching, Sunday school teaching, tutoring, volunteering with youth, campus leadership (RA, OC, etc.) If something is neither recent nor relevant, eliminate it; resume should not exceed 2 pages.


To describe relevant, in-classroom experiences, use “buzzwords” from your field. Common buzzwords include: Differentiation, behavior modification, classroom management, data-driven decisionmaking, NC standard course of study, curriculum development, learning styles, individual education plan  Example: Incorporated inclusive teaching strategies to accommodate diverse learning styles in a classroom of 26  Your descriptions must show that you understand these concepts! Example: Administered pre-assessment at the beginning of each chapter to determine which topics and methods to include in lesson plans 


For relevant, non-classroom experiences, focus on age ranges, instructional nature of position, or whatever else makes it relevant. Example: Coached 20 children, aged 9-11 years old, on teamwork and sportsmanship expectations Leverage any additional experience you have – it may help you stand out in the crowd.


For experiences not directly relevant to your goal, focus on transferable skills, accomplishments, or challenges. 

Example: Served customers in a fast-paced working environment during high-volume dining times Example: Surpassed the company’s monthly sales quota by 5% for three consecutive months Transferrable skill (and power verb) examples: monitor, collaborate, assist, modify, initiate, create, develop, manage, direct, resolve, earn, motivate, operate, perform, lead, conduct, delegate

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Address to a particular person when possible (Recruiter, HR Manager, Principal) – call to find out name and title. Intro (1 paragraph)  Include an attention-grabber, state purpose of letter, demonstrate your knowledge of school/district and reasons for seeking employment there. Body (1-2 paragraphs)  Sell your qualifications and “fit” for the position by focusing on what you will contribute if hired.  Answer the question, “What makes you different?” Closing Paragraph  Wrap-up the letter, provide a timeline of follow-up, provide contact information, thank the employer.


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NC State Application/District-specific application References (if requested; must be submitted separately from resume; should include 3-5 professional/academic references and comprehensive contact information) Official Transcript (if requested) Philosophy of Teaching Statement (optional) Possible applicant assessments (i.e., TeacherInsight) Other requirements depending on the school/state


ONLINE RESOURCES 

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University Career Center Online Student Teacher Handbook NinerJobNet (resume referrals, etc.) NC Department of Public Instruction  www.ncpublicschools.org www.Teachers-Teachers.com NC Dept of Health & Human Services 

NC Private Schools 

www.ncdhhs.gov www.ncdnpe.org

Dept. of State Personnel websites

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2011 AAEE Job Search Handbook for Educators Career Resource Library Mock Interviews Career Fairs Networking (this can include volunteering, participating in additional activities, visiting schools where you are applying, etc.)


Common mistakes according to UNC Charlotte teacher recruiters: 

Most commonly cited - providing general, vague responses during the interview

Arriving in improper/unprofessional attire Not contacting the Principal of the school Not following up with HR and/or Principal after interview Submitting incomplete application materials Making negative comments about student teaching Not turning cell phone off Not reviewing school/district website for general information Trying to reschedule job interview

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A portfolio is a collection of documents/artifacts that showcase your best work. Portfolios are effective because they show evidence of your qualifications. Items for your portfolio: Sample lesson plans  Photos  Thank you letters/cards  Certificates/diplomas  Flyers  Letters to/from parents  Screenshots from a website you developed 


Follow-up with a thank-you letter (or card if the tone of the interview was more personal/informal) immediately following interview. Letter components:  Thank

interviewer(s) for their time and consideration.  Note any particular points of information you enjoyed hearing more about.  Refresh their memory of your strongest qualifications and what you will contribute if hired.  Let them know you look forward to hearing from them.


Be as flexible as you can in where you apply; apply to at least1-2 districts you had not considered before. Start applying early, even if positions are not yet posted and the status of the district’s hiring status is not yet known. Follow up often after you submit an application – and be able to talk about why you want to teach and how you stand out. Pursue an additional certification in a critical needs area (i.e., math, science, special education). Be open to substitute teaching and teaching assistant opportunities to “prove yourself” if you are targeting a specific school. Consider work or volunteer activities that add relevance (i.e., day care centers, coaching). Consider alternatives such as teaching abroad.


Rebecca Cody, the University Career Center’s Education Career Advisor, is available to assist Education students with job searching, including:  Career

Advising/Option Exploration  Mock Interviews  Resume Critiques  Job Search Consultation 

Rebecca is available in person, by phone, and via email to rcody2@uncc.edu.


UNC Charlotte Student Teacher Job Search Handbook 2012-2013