Teacher Resume Examples and Writing Tips

Resume Samples and Tips for Jobs in Education

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When writing a resume, it's helpful to review examples of resumes 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 industry's current environment.

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

What to Include in Your Resume

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

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

Showcase your skills. Include your most relevant teaching skills, taking the time to match your qualifications to the job.

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 you might 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.”

Tips for Writing an Effective Resume for a Teacher

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 sure the connections between your experience and the requirements of the position are 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, like 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.

Proofread and edit. Employers want professional, polished resumes. 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 font size for all of your section headings.

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.

Teacher Resume Template & Example

This is an example of a resume for a teacher. Download the teacher resume template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online) or see below for more examples.

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Review a Teacher Resume Example (Text Version)

Ramona Applicant
999 Main Street
Clifton Park, CA 10036
(123) 456-7890


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


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.

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.


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


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


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.
(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.


Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Expected May 2019

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.


  • Nursing Assistant

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How to Get Your Resume Noticed

Highlight your credentials: Be sure to include your teaching credentials and certification, if you have it, in your resume.

Showcase your accomplishments: Quantify your achievements so the hiring manager can see what you achieved in previous positions.

Tailor your resume to the job: Take the time to tweak your resume, so it focuses on the qualifications the employer is seeking.

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