Elementary Teacher Resume Examples in 2023

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Elementary Teacher Resume Examples (Text Format)

Years of Experience
  • Entry-level Entry-level
  • Mid-career Mid-career
  • Senior-level Senior-level

Isabel Woo
(456) 345-1234
[email protected]
872 Pebble Hill Way, San Diego, CA 12345


Skilled at adapting teaching methods to the needs of each student. Experienced with using new classroom technology and getting students to explore and develop their writing skills. Recently completed Master’s Degree in Teaching.


Master of Arts (MA) – Teaching
California State University College of Education Los Angeles, CA | July 2022
3.9 GPA

Relevant coursework:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Identifying and Teaching to Student Differences
  • Classroom Management

Bachelor of Science; (BS) – Education
Claremont McKenna College Claremont, CA | July 2021
3.8 GPA

Relevant coursework:

  • Engaging the Learner
  • Instructional Technology in Education

Professional Experience

English Tutor, Santa Monica School District After School Program, Santa Monica, CA
January 2017 – July 2021

  • Created writing exercises and grammar games for middle school students
  • Helped groups of up to 10 middle school students with grammar, book reports and creative writing assignments

Student Teacher, Alex Trebek School, Santa Monica, CA |
January 2017 – July 2021

  • Assisted mentor teacher throughout lessons by preparing materials and selecting poetry readings
  • Provided feedback on student essays and poems with assistance from mentor teacher


  • California Professional Educator, State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing | 2022

Michelle Mars
(987) 654-3210 | [email protected] | 1443 DeKalb Way, Atlanta, GA 12345


Enthusiastic teacher with 9+ years of experience. Well-versed in lesson planning, classroom management, and various teaching methods.

Professional Experience

Science Teacher, New Horizons STEM School, Atlanta, GA | August 2015 – Present

  • Modify classroom interaction and teaching style to meet the needs of students with different modes of learning
  • Engage students with interactive science models and experiments
  • Organize annual trip to the US Space & Rocket Center

Science Teacher, Settingdown High School, Marietta, GA | August 2013 – July 2015

  • Taught classes of up to 25 students
  • Served on building planning and fundraising committee for new school expansion
  • Promoted an exciting learning environment that increased student participation
  • Developed new teacher-parent communication tools


Master of Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential
University of Georgia, Athens, GA | July 2013

Bachelor of Science (BS) – Education Studies
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA | July 2011


  • Georgia Professional Educator, State of Georgia Commission on Teacher Credentialing | 2017

Patrick Talbot 
(123) 456-7890 | [email protected] | 5975 Presley Road, Nashville, TN 12345


Organized and resourceful Elementary School Teacher with 12+ years of classroom experience. Skilled at developing lesson plans, harnessing technology tools, and improving student performance. Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Studies.

Professional Experience

Fourth Grade Teacher, Nashville Elementary School, Nashville, TN | August 2012 – Present

  • Develop lesson plans and adapt according to students’ needs
  • Compose and administer regular tests to up to 27 students
  • Provide detailed quarterly reports on student progress for parents and school administration
  • Create and supervise programming project for 4th grade class’ novel hands-on learning component to achieve technology unit objectives

Elementary School Teacher, Challenger Elementary School, Nashville, TN | September 2010 – August 2012

  • Taught 3rd and 4th grade classes of up to 25 students per class
  • Developed new teaching strategies to improve student classroom participation
  • Volunteered as parent-teacher liaison to improve communication between parents and educators and to create a secure environment for students
  • Created themed subject blocks to provide structure to yearly curriculum and enhance understanding of interconnected subjects


Master of Arts in Educational Studies With Elementary Teacher Certification
University of Tennessee, School of Education, Knoxville, TN | July 2010

Bachelor of Arts (BA)
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL | July 2009


  • Tennessee Professional Teacher’s License, Tennessee State Board of Education, 2010

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Elementary Teacher Resumes

The job outlook for those interested in careers in elementary education is good. Job growth for the education, training and library occupations is expected to be about 5% from 2018 to 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and this means the number of available teaching positions will also likely increase. The BLS also expects the education field to add around 512,900 jobs in those years, including opportunities in elementary education, to help keep up with expected nationwide increases in student enrollment.

Make your resume stand out by including key skills and appropriate action verbs. Hiring managers and applicant tracking systems (ATS), which are often used to scan resumes, will both be on the lookout for these keywords. An ATS organizes resumes based on keywords that match specific job requirements of a particular position. Resumes with more matches are more likely to be passed on to hiring decision makers. Consequently, resumes with more skill keywords have a better chance of being selected by the hiring team and getting you an interview.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Ability to empower Ability to engage
Adaptability Assess learning abilities
Communication skills Conduct testing
Continuous learner Creative
Critical thinking Curriculum knowledge
Imaginative Innovative
Leadership Manage student behavior
Organized Planning
Positive role model Relationship building
Use varied teaching methodologies
Action Verbs
Analyze Assess
Coordinate Counsel
Create Deliver
Develop Execute
Instruct Listen
Manage Organize
Plan Prepare
Schedule Support

Tips for Writing a Better Elementary Teacher Resume

Flesh out the details of your education

List key courses or awards with bullet points. If you intend to focus on a certain subject, include relevant coursework and, if possible, provide examples of hands-on experience in that subject to help your qualifications stand out.

Example: Master of Education, Elementary Education

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS | 2014

  • Excelled in differentiating coursework for multiple student achievement levels
  • Participated in special training program for development of early literacy
  • Completed coursework in curriculum planning and instruction

Example: Bachelor of Arts, Education

University of Georgia, Athens, GA | 2016

  • Assisted with classes of up to 24 elementary school students during student teaching
  • Experimented with using technology during art class to teach new techniques
  • Completed coursework in art history, figure drawing, and mixed materials

Use numbers to quantify your teaching experience

A hiring committee is likely to be more impressed with you as a candidate if they have a better understanding of what your teaching experience actually entails. One way to communicate more clearly is to use specific numbers to get the point across. A great place to put these is in bullet points describing your student teaching and training. Consider including details on how many students you taught per class, what grades and ages you taught, and how many hours of coursework you completed in a specific area.

Ask yourself:

  • How many students were in your class?
  • What grades or levels did you teach?
  • By how much did standardized test scores improve?

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

One way to show hiring managers and committees that you are the right candidate for the job is to make sure your resume illustrates that you meet every qualification that they are looking for according to what is listed in the job description. This sounds like common sense, but it can be a mistake not to carefully examine your resume to make sure that it truly shows that your skills and experience meet the desired requirements. Review the job description slowly and try mirroring the language used there in your resume to help get your resume more attention.

If you are unsure which of your skills or achievements to highlight, review the job description again to see what is listed near the beginning, or for requirements that appear more than once. It is likely that these requirements are highly important to the hiring team. You can then tailor the language in your resume to show how your education, experience and skills meet those key requirements using the tips discussed in the previous section. Remember to be specific to give your resume a greater impact.

Example Teaching Job Description

Campbell Elementary School is an award-winning public school for grades K-5 focused on providing educators with a supportive and proactive environment. You will focus on developing a love of learning as you deliver engaging lessons to a diverse group of students with varying skill levels. In addition to preparing students for standardized testing, you will utilize excellent written and verbal communication skills to promote student and parent engagement.


  • Create lesson plans which meet established state and national curriculum guidelines
  • Adapt lesson plans to meet student needs at all levels of achievement
  • Communicate with parents regarding academic progress, social skill development and disciplinary issues
  • Maintain classroom order while promoting safety and compliance with school guidelines
  • Promote a love of learning in the classroom


  • Teaching qualification, Master’s degree in Education preferred
  • 4-5 years of secondary teaching experience
  • Experience using different teaching methodologies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills

Reviewing the job description shows that an ideal applicant would have the following qualities and skills:

  • Lesson planning
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with different teaching styles
  • Ability to prepare students for standardized testing
  • Adaptability
  • Maintain classroom order
  • Promote student and parent engagement

Now that you have identified the key requirements, tailor your resume to include these keywords like in the below example:

Elementary Teacher Work Experience Example

Third Grade Teacher, Hawkins Elementary School, Philadelphia, PA

December 2015 – July 2019

  • Developed lesson plans that used different teaching styles to inspire a love of learning
  • Communicated with parents on a regular basis regarding student academic, social and behavioral progress
  • Adapted teaching methods to meet needs of different abilities and learning styles while fostering student engagement
  • Prepared students for annual standardized testing with practice tests and drills
  • Maintained order and encouraged student participation in classrooms of up to 25 students