Cover Letters for Teaching Positions

Cover Letters for Teaching Positions

A good cover letter must accompany a resume, to set a better impression in the mind of the prospective employer and increase one chances. This article provides some tips and samples to help write professional cover letters for teaching positions.
The importance of a resume should never be underestimated by a person who desires to apply for a suitable job. A good resume will definitely open up a number of avenues for the aspiring job seeker by presenting his/her qualifications in a positive light. However, a good resume will only help one win half the battle, unless it is fortified by an equally strong cover letter. A good cover letter draws the prospective employer's attention to a number of details that may otherwise go unmentioned or unnoticed. This may happen either due to space constraints or because the information may seem contextually irrelevant since one primarily desires to state qualifications and work experience in a resume.

Sample Cover Letters for the Post of a Teacher
The following sample may serve as a guide for people who are interested in applying for a job that culminates in a rich and fulfilling career as a teaching professional. A cover letter is a must, even if one chooses to dispatch the resume by email. In this situation, a cover letter should be sent by mail and the resume should be sent as an attachment.

Address
City, State, Zip Code
Contact Number
Email Address
Date

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

This is with regard to your advertisement for the post of a math teacher at XYZ Public School, California. Please find attached herewith my resume in Word format.

Having completed my bachelor's degree in mathematics from ABC University in the year 2005, I went on to clear the CBSET (California Basic Educational Skills Test) and the CSET (California Subject Examinations for Teachers), in order to demonstrate proficiency in my chosen field of study. I have been awarded the prestigious National Board Certification and needless to say, I have completed a course on the US Constitution, demonstrated proficiency in English and taught for 4 years at PQR school.

I am expecting a compensation in the USD 55k range. I'm willing to provide further details as deemed necessary.

Sincerely,
Your Name


People, who are unsure about whether to become a full-fledged teacher, can always try becoming a substitute teacher and figure out whether teaching is their calling.

Address
City, State, Zip Code
Contact Number
Email Address
Date

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name,

This is with regard to your advertisement for the post of a substitute teacher at XYZ Public School, California. Please find attached herewith my resume in Word format.

I have recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from ABC University. I am interested in pursuing a career as an instructor, and I'm working towards becoming an accredited teacher. Working with children has been my passion and I hope to encourage and enthuse young minds to take a keen interest in mathematics.

I'm willing to provide further details as deemed necessary.

Sincerely,
Your Name

The above illustration would have provided one with an idea of how to write cover letters for teaching positions. The readers should bear in mind that a good cover letter should have the effect of conveying the necessary information without portraying one as an overtly eager job applicant. Else, salary negotiations may become cumbersome at a later date.