Ed Majors: Job Search Resources

Educators, counselors and school administrators applying to school districts are required to participate in a structured recruitment process which is different from applying to jobs in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Professional positions in school districts often require certification or licensure (note: if you are in process of obtaining certification or licensure, you may still apply for positions).

School district application materials

Note: Neatly send in 9" x 12" envelope. DO NOT FOLD PAPERWORK.

  1. Cover letter or letter of application / interest for school districts (see Professional Letters for Education Majors here)
  2. Resumes for school districts (see "Resumes for Education Majors here)
  3. List of references / reference sheetdocument: See the end of the "Resumes for Education Majors" handout
  4. Letters of recommendation 
  5. Transcripts: "Unofficial Transcripts" printed from eSIS may be submitted . If an "Official Transcript" is specified as a requirement in the job description, it must be obtained by contacting the UWRF Registrars Office.
  6. District application form: Applications online sometimes time-out, so type your answers in an MS Word document, spell check, then save - return to the Web page and copy/paste your responses to submit your application. Always make a copy of your hardcopy and electronic application materials.

Employment & certification resources


Digital sender

Located in the Career Resource Room.

Digital SenderELECTRONIC PORTFOLIO TIME SAVER!!!
Quickly
convert your color or black and white hardcopy documents to electronic documents for your electronic portfolio. For each set of pages you scan, a .PDF document is emailed to you as an attachment in an email. Send a single or multiple pages, single or double-sided, black and white or color.

Instruction manual located next to digital sender. No appointment necessary.


Career resource room

Visit the Career Resource Room to find the education-related books below.

  • 101 Career Alternatives for Teachers (2003)
  • 101 Grade A Resumes for Teachers (1994)
  • First Days of School (2009)
  • How to Get the Teaching Job You Want (2001)
  • Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job (2003)
  • Opportunities in Education/Teaching Careers (2000)
  • Opportunities in Adult Education Careers (1999)
  • Teacher Guide: Succeeding at Your Interview (2002)
  • WIAC Beginning Teacher Handbook
  • Your First Year as an Elementary/High School Teacher (2001)