For those of you who may want to move south…
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is having a Teacher Career Fair on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Team CMS is looking to fill the remaining vacancies for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. CSM is a dynamic, award winning school district in Charlotte, North Carolina.
For job postings, click here.
For those of you who did or did not get the opportunity to log on to our Job Search Strategies webinar last week, feel free to review the content covered here.
If you have questions about your job search, be sure to talk to your career advisor, Pepa Casselman. To make an appointment, email Pepa at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can help you put a plan together that will help you reach your career goals.
Join your college career consultant, Pepa Casselman, for two professional development sessions this spring to help you with upcoming job searches. Both sessions will be virtual and log in information is below. If you have questions about either session, please email Pepa at email@example.com.
Teaching Abroad for Certified Teachers – Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:00 PM – Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/965274697
Job Search Strategies for Teachers – Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00 PM – Zoom link: https://msu.zoom.us/j/857401417
Also keep an eye out for information on the March 10th Get-a-Job Mock Interview Event brought to you by the College of Education Alumni Association. This event is open to interns only. More information to come.
Many school districts offer their own Teacher Fairs throughout the year to recruit future teachers. It’s never a bad idea to get face-to-face with these employers to express your interest (even if it’s a few years from now)! Keep your eyes and ears open for others this winter, spring, and early summer.
I often get asked about references (who to ask and how to set them up) and also about letters of recommendation (who to ask and what’s the difference anyway?). This is a copy of a document my colleague put together that I’ve changed slightly to fit the teaching profession. It’s kinda long, but full of good information. Hope this helps!
Now is a good time to start thinking about where you want to teach at the end of your program and how to find these opportunities. I’d recommend that you start this search by using Handshake to help you identify possible opportunities or potential school districts of interest. Although Handshake is just one job search resource, if they’re posting on Handshake they REALLY want to hire an MSU teacher.
Every once in a while an intern gets through his/her student teaching and decides that classroom teaching is not for them. And guess what, that’s OK! If this is how you’re feeling, read on.
Many Spartan Teachers are interested in teaching overseas. Although there are teaching opportunities all over the world, there is an abundance teaching positions in China due to the number of schools popping up all over the country. Many of which are looking specifically for English-speaking teachers.
For example, Huamei International Investment Group (http://www.huameigroup.com.cn/) is a multi-billion dollar company in China. Huamei International School (http://en.hm163.com/) is one of the largest private school in China, with multiple K-12 private schools. Located in Tianjing and Guangzhou, it has over 7,500 students enrolled and has a high demand for teachers.
Huamei International hosts an array of job opportunities for American teachers, who can teach courses – in English. As a perk, they provide a free apartment, free lunch, free flight to China, and importantly a competitive salary.
For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to checking individual district web sites in your state of choice, also consider checking out free recruiting agencies to help you find additional opportunities across various schools and geographic regions.
For example, Southern Teachers recruits qualified teachers for its open positions. Complete the online application to be considered for teaching jobs that match your qualifications.
About Southern Teachers:
The agency has helped private/independent K-12 schools find qualified teachers since 1902. Today it works with over 600 schools from Maryland to Miami and west to Texas.
According to ST, independent schools can be a great incubator for young teachers to develop their skills and maximize the potential of their students. They have small classes full of students preparing for college and a focus on learning and innovation – not on test taking. You can read more about ST here.
MSU is now using a system called Handshake to share job opportunities with its students and alumni. Be sure to register on Handshake using your MSU Net ID and password to see jobs posted just for Spartan teachers! Psst…today there are over 280 K-12 teaching positions posted.