Calling all Music and Art teachers

DPS

Detroit Public Schools Community District is offering immediate employment to any (music/art/exercise health science) major who is interested in teaching in the district upon completion of a teacher certification program. Interested candidates should complete this brief interest survey. The district will then be in touch with candidates to guide them through the teacher certification process and discuss the next steps for employment.

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Summer School Teaching Opportunity

Farmington School District has an exciting opportunity regarding Summer School employment.

Their Middle School Program is newly reformatted to offer students a broad variety of courses in everything from Math, Reading/Writing and Health to Physical Education and Fitness, Tech, Graphing & Web Design and more.

Teachers interested can fill out the job application link/.

Internship Year ≠ Master’s Degree

During your internship year, you will gain graduate-level course credit. By the time you finish the teacher preparation program, you will have completed 12 graduate credits!

Although you are receiving graduate credits during your internship, you are NOT enrolled in a master’s degree program. Instead, a certain number of these credits can be applied to various master’s programs in Education at MSU. How many credits? Depends on the program – check them out here.

It is also not appropriate to list that your 12 credits are in a particular graduate program. Since you’re not currently in a program, you cannot communicate that they are from a particular program (i.e., teaching and curriculum).

An example of how to put your education on your resume:

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Teacher Certification                                              May 20XX
– Completed 12 graduate-level credits
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education             May 20XX
– Teaching Major: Integrated Science
– Teaching Minor: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

It is important to remember that you are indicating the undergraduate degree that you’ve received AND that you are completing (or have completed) the teacher certification program at MSU. These should be listed as two separate items under education.

Use the MSU Career Handbook for Cover Letter Help

If you aren’t using the Career Handbook to help you with all professional development needs, now’s the time to do so! This booklet covers everything from resume and cover letter writing, to interviewing techniques, to navigating career fairs. The most updated version is always available electronically on the homepage of the Career Services Network website.

For those of you working on a cover letter, use these pages of the Handbook to help you get started. P.S. – the Taylor Levine cover letter is the preferred style.

Be sure to go beyond what you’ve communicated in your resume to articulate personal examples of your interest in the position, unique skills, and relevant experiences. Thoroughly read the job description and the school’s web site to learn what they are specifically looking for and what they value to best make the case that you’d be a good fit for the position, school, and community. Incorporate buzz words and concepts into your cover letter that let the reader know you’ve done your homework!

Have a cover letter you want reviewed before applying for a job? Send it to COE Career Services for some feedback! Whenever possible, share the job description, too. Send to: COECareers@msu.edu. Keep an eye out on the blog for more sample cover letters in the future.