Teacher Resume Examples of 2023

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Example #2 Mid-career


Example #3 Senior-level

Teacher Resume Examples (Text Format)

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

Christina Lopez
[email protected]
452 Your Road, Sacramento, CA 12345


Strong educational foundation in art and secondary school teaching. Passionate about engaging students in art theory and practice, and helping young people explore their creative potential. Skilled at adapting instructional methods to each student’s learning style.


Master of Arts in Teaching
University of Southern California Rossier School of Education Los Angeles, CA, September 2017 – July 2018, 3.9 GPA

Courses Completed:

  • Curriculum Development
  • Identifying and Teaching to Student Differences
  • Blended Learning Experiences

Bachelor of Science Art Education
Radford University Radford, VA, September 2013 – July 2017, 3.7 GPA

Course Completed:

  • Art History
  • Art Education and Teaching Labs
  • Traditional Media
  • New Media and Crafts

Professional Experience

Student Teacher, Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, CA
February 2018

  • Supported mentor teacher throughout lessons by preparing materials and answering student questions
  • Developed and executed lesson plans with assistance from mentor teacher
  • Integrated Photoshop, Illustrator, and other design software programs with traditional art education

Volunteer Art Tutor, Radford School District After School Program, Radford, VA
January 2014 – July 2017

  • Developed art projects for students in grade K-12 to execute
  • Managed groups of up to 15 students of all ages


  • California Professional Educator Certification, State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2019

Roberta Alexander
[email protected]
1443 Roberta Road, San Diego, CA 12345


Dedicated High School Teacher with 7 years of experience teaching science and technology. Knowledgeable in various education methods that help promote the best learning experience and outcomes for every student.

Professional Experience

High School Science Teacher, The STEM School, San Diego, CA
August 2017 – Present

  • Adapt lesson plans and teaching methods to students with different learning styles
  • Introduced new ways to prepare students for standardized tests, resulting in increased average test scores
  • Organized annual tennis fundraiser that raised $5K for the math department
  • Designed and implemented a new science curriculum

Technology Teacher, Lincoln High School, San Diego, CA
August 2013 – July 2017

  • Educated classes of up to 28 students in grades 9 and 10
  • Served as 9th grade student adviser, offering social, academic, and emotional support
  • Promoted a positive and interactive learning environment at all points
  • Created and implemented tests to gauge student understanding and progress


Master of Education and Single Subject Teaching Credential
University of California San Diego San Diego, CA, September 2011 – July 2013

Bachelor of Science in Education Studies
University of California San Diego San Diego, CA, September 2007 – July 2011


  • California Professional Educator Certification, State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2019

James Major
[email protected]
145 My Road, Topeka, KS 12345


Resourceful and patient Elementary School Teacher with 10 years of classroom experience developing young minds. Skilled in advanced teaching methods, conflict resolution techniques, and new technologies that help optimize student learning.

Professional Experience

Fifth Grade Teacher, Topeka Elementary School, Tokepa, KS
August 2015 – Present

  • Create and adapt lesson plans according to students’ needs
  • Prepare and administer regular tests to up to 25 students
  • Prepare detailed quarterly reports on student progress for parents and school administration
  • Pilot school garden project for 5th grade classes as experimental learning component to science unit objectives

Elementary School Teacher, Washington Elementary School, Topeka, KS
December 2010 – August 2015

  • Taught 2nd and 3rd grade classes of up to 30 student per class
  • Used varied teaching strategies to provide an interactive atmosphere, enabling students to develop learning skills
  • Fostered relationships with students, parents and other educators to create an environment that lets students grow
  • Developed thematic units of study to encourage curiosity and an understanding of interdisciplinary subjects


Master of Arts in Educational Studies With Elementary Teacher Certification
University of Michigan, School of Education Ann Arbor, MI, September 2009 – July 2010

Bachelor of Arts
University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, September 2006 – July 2009


  • Kansas Professional Teacher’s License, Kansas State Board of Education, 2018

Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Teacher Resumes

Hiring managers look for key skills and appropriate action verbs to evaluate job candidates, so it’s important to highlight these in your resume. Applicant tracking systems (ATS) are often used to scan resumes. These systems sort resumes based on the number of keywords and phrases that match the requirements of the position before passing on highly rated resumes to hiring managers. Including more skill keywords in your resume means there is a greater chance of a hiring manager seeing it and giving you an interview.

Key Skills & Proficiencies
Ability to empower Ability to engage
Adaptability Assess learning abilities
Communication Conduct testing
Continuous learner Critical thinking
Curriculum knowledge Detail oriented
Imaginative Innovative
Leadership Manage student behavior
Positive role model Relationship building
Team player 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 Teacher Resume

Quantify your teaching experience on your resume

Hiring managers can get a clearer picture of your skills if you quantify your teaching experience on your resume. Use your resume bullets for professional experience to put numbers to your experience. Try to answer questions such as “how much?” or “how many?” For example:
— How many students were in your class?
— How many student teachers did you train?
— By how much did standardized test grades improve?


— Taught grades K-2 with classes of up to 27 students

— Worked with students to prepare for standardized testing and improved grades by 10% on average

Strike the right tone

Strike the right tone

The tone of language on your resume should be formal and direct (as opposed to the more casual tone of a LinkedIn profile and the eager, confident voice of a cover letter). To achieve that direct tone on your resume, try and use simple sentences and straightforward descriptions of your experience. Keep this advice in mind especially when writing your Profile section, since you may be tempted (or think you need) to use overly “promotional” terms like “Exceptional” or “Outstanding at” when a straight-shooting phrase like “Skilled in” is better.


Resourceful and patient Elementary School Teacher with 10 years of classroom experience developing young minds. Skilled in advanced teaching methods, conflict resolution techniques, and new technologies that help optimize student learning.

How to Align Your Resume With the Job Description

Job growth for the education, training and library occupations is expected to be about 5% from 2018 to 2028, and the number of available teaching positions should also be on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the education field to add around 512,900 jobs, with positions ranging from the elementary through post-secondary levels, to help keep up with the increased expectations for student enrollment across the country.

Although the number of jobs is expected to grow, there is competition for teaching positions. A strong resume can help you stand out from other teaching applicants.

To decide what skills and experiences you should be featuring, look at the requirements listed at the start of the job description or those that are mentioned more than once. These are typically the most important requirements. Make sure your resume describes how you can deliver on the key requirements mentioned in the job description. Remember to focus on major attributes and quantify your notable contributions, and avoid using generic descriptions.

Example Teaching Job Description

XYZ High School is a leading public high school focused on providing staff with an environment conducive to nurturing your minds. Your passion for history education will shine through as you deliver engaging lessons to a diverse group of students at all levels. Collect data and report on student performance, utilizing your communication skills to foster good relationships with students and parents.


  • Develop lesson plans which meet established school and national curriculum models
  • Adapt lesson plans to meet student needs, comply with new guidelines and update relevant information
  • Communicate with other staff members who engage with students
  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis, including presenting progress reports and informing parents of discipline issues
  • Manage the diverse ability levels and learning styles of students
  • Maintain classroom order while promoting safety and compliance with school guidelines
  • Provide a positive learning environment for students


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

The job description shows that the ideal job applicant should have the following qualities and experience:

  • Lesson planning
  • Experience teaching history
  • Communication skills
  • Relationship building
  • Report writing
  • Adaptability
  • Different teaching methodologies
  • Manage classrooms, including different ability levels and learning styles of students
  • Team oriented

Using what you highlighted in the job description, craft your resume to include the experience and skills you have that match these keywords. The example below shows how to best incorporate them into your resume:

Example Teacher Job Description

History Teacher, Lincoln High School, Boston, MA

December 2015 – July 2019

  • Developed lesson plans that used different teaching methodologies to inspire an interest in history
  • Assessed and reported on student progress, communicating with parents and other members of the teaching team
  • Adapted teaching methods to meet needs of different abilities and learning styles while fostering student engagement
  • Maintained order in classrooms of up to 30 students in grades 9-12