Why I Teach

As you get settled into this challenging year of student teaching, it’s always important to remember why you gravitated toward the field in the first place. Was it to be a leader/expert in your subject area, to mentor and educate youth, to make a difference in the lives of underrepresented children? Whatever the reason, it’s important to recognize our successes and learn from others who are leaders in education.

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To learn more about why other Spartan educators choose to teach, check out the Why I Teach alumni profiles.

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More Michigan Job Fairs! Spring/Summer 2019

Developing, supporting and sustaining a high-quality, prepared and collaborative education workforce is a high priority of the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). That’s why MDE is hosting three Educator Workforce Job Fairs across the state to connect job seekers and those hiring teachers, subs, bus drivers, custodians, paras, secretaries, admins, and any other education-related positions. Please consider attending one or more of the following events:

  • May 10 – Lansing (campus of Lansing Community College West)
  • June 12 – Marquette (campus of Northern Michigan University)
  • Aug. 5 – Livonia (campus of Schoolcraft College)

Registration for each Job Fair is required. Please reserve your spot ASAP by visiting MDE’s Job Fair website and clicking on the specific event location. Each of the Job Fairs will be held from 1-5 p.m. and are free for all job-seeking candidates.

For more information regarding MDE’s Educator Workforce Job Fairs, please visit: http://bit.ly/MIeducatorJobFairs.

CPS After-the-Fair Info Session – 2019

Chicago Public Schools is excited to be coming to campus on Monday April 8th for the MSU Teacher Fair. They are looking forward to meeting you! In addition to the fair they will be hosting an information session and conducting on-site interviews in Erickson Hall, Room 252 following the fair at 3:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning more about the 3rd largest school district in the country, please register for the event here. A confirmation email with details and updates will be sent prior to the event.
Questions? Please contact the CPS On-Campus Recruiter Isabelle Yumping (an MSU student) at yumpingi@msu.edu.

Lansing School District Job Fair – March 2019

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Lansing School District will be hosting a career fair on Saturday March 23, 2019 from 10am – 2pm at the Eastern Fieldhouse.

On site interviews will take place during the event and verbal jobs offers will be extended to candidates who meet the criteria during the career fair!

Available positions include the following:

  • teachers (all grades)
  • guest teachers
  • substitute teachers
  • instructional assistants
  • pre school teachers
  • special ed teachers

For more information, contact Kyron Harvell at kyron.harvell@lansingschools.net.

Career Advising for Interns

Hello interns!

Just a friendly note that your career advisor, Pepa Casselman, will be on leave starting “any day now” until the end of February 2019. Don’t fret, though, there are plenty of ways to get career assistance while I’m gone.

For the remainder of Fall 2018 (till Dec. 7):

  • Make an appointment with a College of Education Career Peer Advisor or an All-Majors Advisor via Handshake.
  • Send your most updated resume and/or cover letter to COECareers@msu.edu for a quick critique. As a reminder, there are plenty of resources on this site, especially under the section called Professional Document Resources if you need help.

During winter break: 

  • Very minimal career advising appointments will be offered during this time. Check Handshake for any options.
  • No quick resume critiques via email will be offered. If you email your document(s) to COECareers@msu.edu they will not be reviewed until the first week of classes in January.

For Spring 2019 (starting Monday, January 7):

  • Make an appointment with a College of Education Career Peer Advisor or an All-Majors Advisor via Handshake.
  • Send your most updated resume to COECareers@msu.edu for a quick critique.

Other Resources: 

  • Use this site, including previous blog posts, for help with career-related topics such as professional documents, job searching, interviewing, career fairs, etc.
  • Search around the MSU Career Services web site for other helpful resources.

Teaching in California – Virtual Fair

The California Center on Teaching Careers (The Center) invites you to explore a career in teaching in California through a VIRTUAL career fair.  Teacher candidates can join the event from a laptop, tablet, or mobile device and connect with teacher preparation representatives and/or school district administrators to chat or simply browse. No traveling required!

The Virtual Fair will take place on November 27-30, 2018, and will run all 4 days from 3:00pm – 7:00pm, PST.

To attend this event, you must register online. Registration instructions and information is attached or simply click here. The Center recommends that all candidates upload a current resume. Registration information should reflect your teaching interest, the California regions you are interested in teaching, or region interest for participation in a teacher preparation program. The Virtual Fair platform will match candidates to agencies using information provided by candidates!

Once a candidate registers for the virtual event, they are able to login and view the virtual platform. The platform will go live on November 27 at 3:00 pm. Registration closes November 23, 2018. Please review the FAQs as well as the registration flyer linked below.

Candidate Virtual Fair FAQ November 2018

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The mission of the Center is to elevate the teaching profession through attracting new and existing talent to impact teaching and learning in California’s 21st Century classrooms. Please visit us at californiateach.org. We look forward to your participation at the 2018 Fall Virtual Teaching Careers Fair!