Job and Career Resources

Articles, sites, and other resources that I have encountered on my web journeys that might be helpful in negotiating the job search process.


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Links to State Departments of Education:If you have questions about certification reciprocity, you should contact the state board of education. This list provides contact information for each state department of education. Remember when you talk with people, get their name and phone number.

New York Times Educational Job Center:

Educational Placement and Career Center @ the Univ. of Wisconsin: A compendium of resources organized in a very effective format.

Education America Network

Where the Teaching Jobs Are?: A report offered through the Univ. of Wisconsin charting job vacancies in teaching across the country.

Clearinghouse for Recruiting Teachers Service that provides both information and national job search material and listingings.

Private School Job Clearinghouse: link with articles, services and contact information for your private school job search.

K-12 Job Bank:Commercial Site that offers job listings.

NY Times Job Market: Page that provides articles, salary calculators, and other generic job search hints and suggestions

50 States K-12 Job Opportunities: State listings of job openings.

Education World's List of Links: Compendium page that lists many organizations dedicated to the k-12 job search

State and City Job Recruitment Centers

Massachusetts Teacher Teacher You should visit this site. It provides information about the licensure process and job information.

BE A DIFFERENT KIND OF TEACHER: New York City Board of Education Recruitment site.


Los Angeles Teacher Recruitment

Georgia Teacher Recruitment

New York City Teaching Fellows Organization

South Carolina Teacher Recruitment

Overseas Job Opportunities

University of Michigan provides a series of terrific and informative articles on teaching abroad. One article focuses on teaching abroad if you have earned licensure. A second article focuses on teaching opportunities if you do not have your license.

ESL: Worldwide Teaching Jobs

Joy Jobs

University of Michigan guide to teaching abroad links.


Articles @ the job search process:

Principals advice to job seekers

15 Characteristics Principals look for in hiring process

Principals Share 30 Favorite Interview QuestionsThey Like to Ask Prospective Teachers:

What Qualities Do Principals Look for in a New Teacher? What will school principals be looking for in the new teachers they hire in the weeks ahead? That's what Education World asked a group of school principals. The principals' responses might help others -- principals and candidates for teaching jobs -- as they focus their thoughts on the interviews ahead.

Using Portfolios to Reflect on Good Teaching:

Ed Week Chat: Finding a Teaching Job An electronic forum that includes Chicago's director of recruitment and others who spend their time hiring teachers. They share some extremely useful advice on what one can do to prepare to get on the job market.

Non-school Opportunities

City Year
2221 chestnut Street, 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Citizen Schools
133 South Street
Boston, MA 02111

Summerbridge National/The Breakthrough Collaborative
361 Oak
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 865-2970

New Teachers Collaborative
49 Antietam Street
Devens, MA 01430

Union Resources:

National Education Association: NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education.

American Federation of Teachers

Teacher Renewal
Center for Courage and Renewal: Courage to Teach is a program for the personal and professional renewal of teachers, counselors, and administrators in the public schools.