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Sample Cover Letter For Freshers Teachers

Teacher Cover Letter Example and Writing Tips

Are you applying for a job as a teacher? An outstanding cover letter can mean the difference between getting the interview and languishing in job search limbo.

Use your cover letter to highlight related experience and past achievements, tying your work history and accomplishments to the job description. You’re not trying to recreate your resume, here. The goal is to introduce yourself and showcase the skills and qualifications that make you stand out from the competition.

Whether you’re fresh out of college or an experienced teacher, these tips and cover letter example will help you convince the hiring committee that you’re the best candidate for the job.

How to Use a Cover Letter Example

A cover letter example helps you with the layout of your letter. Examples also show you what elements you need to include in your letter, such as introductions and body paragraphs.

Along with helping with your layout, cover letter examples can show you what kind of content you should include in your document, and what type of language to use. For example, a sample might show you the action words you should include in your own cover letter.

Use a cover letter example as a guide to your own letter, but do not simply the text in the example. You should tailor your cover letter to fit your own work history, and the job for which you are applying.

Tips for Writing a Cover Letter for a Teaching Job

Emphasize your achievements. Include examples of your accomplishments in past jobs as a teacher.

For example, if your students earned high state test scores, or if you received a teaching award, mention these successes.

Mention any training or certifications. Many teaching jobs have specific training and certification requirements. Use your cover to demonstrate that you have what’s required for the job.

Include related work outside the classroom. If you have non-teaching work or volunteer experience that involves working with children, you can highlight this in your cover letter as well. You especially might want to do this if you have limited teaching experience.

Customize your cover letter. Be sure to tailor each cover letter to fit the specific school and job listing. One way to do this is to research the school, and mention why you think you’d be a good fit for that specific school.

Take your time. Many job seekers treat cover letters like an afterthought, but these letters are so much more than a cover sheet for your application. A boring, slapdash letter won’t help your candidacy, and it could hurt your chances. Quality is also important: a cover letter filled with typos and silly grammatical errors will not inspire the hiring committee to give you a call.  

Cover Letter Example for a Teacher

FirstName LastName
87 Washington Street
Smithfield, CA 08055
555-555-5555 (h)
123-123-1234 (c)
name@email.com

Date

Mr. John Doe
Smithfield Elementary School
Main Street
Smithfield, CA 08055

Dear Mr. Doe,

I am interested in applying for an elementary-level teaching position in your school district. As a 20XX graduate of XXX College, I have student teaching experience on the third- fourth-, and sixth-grade level, in both suburban and urban school districts.

I believe my teaching experience and passion for community engagement make me an ideal candidate for a teaching position at your school.

I have experience teaching elementary-level students in a variety of settings. I am currently teaching third-grade children at an inner-city charter school. As a former education coordinator at a local museum, I also have experience teaching fourth-grade students in a small suburban school system. Your school emphasizes its unique position as a school that caters to both inner-city and suburban students, so I think my varied experiences would make me an asset to your program.

Your school also strives to engage students in the larger community. I have lots of experience incorporating community service projects into my classrooms. For example, as a student teacher, I led a unit for third-graders on plant life, and we volunteered at a local community garden.

I would love to find ways to integrate service learning into my lesson plans.

It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent teacher who will make a positive contribution to your school district and larger community. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Signature (hard copy letter)

FirstName LastName

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Header (same as resume)

March 7, 1998

Dr. Superintendent, Superintendent
Possibly My Future R-1 School District
524 W. Madison
City, STATE Zip

Dear Mr. Superintendent

I would like to apply for a teaching position at the elementary level. I saw your listing on the Internet indicating that you will have Kindergarten and first grade openings this fall. Please consider me for these and any other elementary positions that may be available.

After finishing up my student teaching in fourth grade this week, I am starting my second block in Kindergarten at Big Tree Elementary in Big City. This May, I will graduate from Southwest State University, and my certification will be in both early childhood (PK-3) and elementary education (1-6). I have always been committed to continuing my education. This summer I will begin work on a Master’s in Reading degree. Later this month, I will attend a Wright Group integrated language arts workshop.

I am very interested in the positions at your school for several reasons. First of all, my emphasis is in early childhood education. In addition, I grew up not far from [your town], and since I plan to relocate to the community in which I teach, I would still be close to my family. It also interests me that your school is hosting a Kagan Cooperative Learning workshop this summer. I have spent many hours working with a teacher who is trained in Kagan Cooperative Learning. I like the results I have seen, and have enjoyed experimenting with some of the structures myself.

I am a teacher because I enjoy hard work and helping others find success. I want my students to experience meaningful, interesting learning that applies to their lives. I believe this can be accomplished through the use of hands-on/minds-on activities, cooperative learning, an integrated curriculum, and, when possible, technology and the internet.

Please refer to the enclosed resume and list of references. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your school’s goals and how I can help you meet them as a teacher. I can be reached at 999-999-9999. Thank you for your consideration.

In Anticipation

Bea A. Teacher

Enclosures

Also see:Developing a Teaching Resume & Cover Letter – Sample Teaching Resume

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