Job Search Resources


Job Search Resources for Interns

Below are a list of resources we have found helpful for teaching interns concerning the job search. Please take advantage of these resources to help answer some of your questions or concerns. Know of other good sites? Let us know! If any of these links are broken, please leave a comment or email us at so we can fix them. Thank you!

MSU Handshake

MI Consortium Sites & Online Job Boards

Researching Schools by State

Teaching in Other States (Reciprocity) – as a reminder, always get your Michigan license first!

Teaching Abroad

Understanding Consortium Sites

In the state of Michigan (and others as well), many school districts use consortium sites to share their job openings. These consortiums are divided by county or region within the state. Although the application systems for each consortium site look the same, you will need to complete a profile for each one you’re interested in (for example, if you’re looking in SE Michigan, you might want to join both the Oakland and Wayne county consortium sites). These sites tend to make it difficult to tailor your documents and application for a particular position – don’t stress about that. Just do your best.

Many of these forms are outdated and use “old” language. If you’re unsure of what they’re asking, you are always welcome to connect with your career consultant ( or the certification specialist ( in the college to help you navigate.

For other important information about the MSU Teacher Preparation Program and Certification Requirements for the State of Michigan, always refer to the MSU TPP and MDE web sites.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s