Entry Level Teacher Resume

This sample entry level teacher resume can be adapted to help you get the teaching job you want. Competition for teacher jobs is often fierce and your resume should highlight your best points as an educational professional and demonstrate why you are a good fit for the job opportunity.

This easy-to-use format enables you to list your areas of proficiency and clearly establish how you can contribute to the specific school.

As a recent graduate it is advisable to begin your resume with Education rather than part time or student work experience. List a range of skills to highlight your versatility.

Include any special skills such as technological skills, extra languages and extracurricular background. Make your resume relevant to the specific teaching opportunity and school.



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Seeking a position as an active and involved teacher at the elementary level.

Profile Statement


A self-motivated teacher who is determined to help pupils fully utilize the educational opportunities available to them.

  • able to plan and develop appropriate teaching programs to optimize the learning process while effectively addressing individual and group needs
  • proficient in the use and integration of relevant technology to support classroom instruction and learning activities
  • skilled at evaluating progress through a range of assessment tools
  • excellent communication skills facilitate constructive engagement with parents and colleagues


School of Education, College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 2015

Second Major: Psychology

12 hours of Special Education credit

Activities: Student Advisory Committee, Peer Tutor, Intramural Softball, Student Orientation Leader


State Certification in Elementary Education (1-8)

Work Experience

Practicum Teacher - Grade 6

Robertson School, Newark, NJ

Spring 2015

  • taught English, geography, math, science, spelling and reading to diverse students
  • incorporated a poetry program into the curriculum
  • prepared creative writing assignments
  • planned and led language lessons
  • organized field visits for students
  • individually tutored students in math and reading
  • assisted with evaluation and reporting on each pupil's progress
  • assisted with maintaining educational records on each child in accordance with regulations
  • participated in parent-teacher conferences

Student Teacher - Summer Program, 7th and 8th Graders

Greenways Park School, Newark, NJ

Summer 2014

  • planned and ran educational and craft activities for children
  • individually tutored children in math and language arts
  • introduced writer's workshops
  • organized and supervised field trips
  • implemented behavior management system

Practicum Teacher - Grade 7

Sherwin Elementary School, Ewing, NJ

Spring 2014

  • taught, math, science, English and geography lessons
  • developed 2 new science units
  • designed vocabulary and spelling activities                                     

Children's Assistant Librarian

Bracken Library, Ewing NJ

2012-2013 (Part-time while studying)

  • assist children and parents with selection of appropriate reading material
  • assist with administrative tasks
  • update library database

Technology Skills

  • MS Office
  • WebCT
  • GradeKeeper

Core Competencies

  • organizational and planning skills
  • problem analysis and resolution
  • adaptability
  • communication skills
  • high energy level
  • stress tolerance


Available on request

A professional-looking resume is key to landing the teaching job interview. Ensure your resume is clear and informative and targeted to the specific teacher job opportunity.

Entry Level Teacher Resume Keywords

Resume keywords are how your resume gets found. Here is a list of useful resume keywords for teachers.

advise, instruct, teach, assess, evaluate, guide, tutor, mentor, deliver, encourage, motivate, stimulate, adapt, plan, develop, teach, discipline, integrate, lesson plan, curriculum, work scheme, learning objectives, learning materials, technology, feedback, reports, classroom management, diversity, special needs, parent-teacher conference, thematic units, portfolio, extracurricular.

Find out more about using resume keywords to get noticed.

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