Looking for Teacher Cover Letter Samples? We Got You

Your guide to nailing it!

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Looking for your very first teaching job or your third? One thing rings true: all the best credentials, experience and passion go unnoticed without a strong cover letter. The main rule? Sell yourself the way a publicist would. Sing your praises! Cover letters aren’t  a time for modesty. They’re a time to brag and make your passion for teaching known. Here are a few of our favorite teacher cover letter examples.

But first, a few tips:

Always emphasize your achievements.

Teach your students “show me, don’t tell me?” Do the opposite! Share every detail of your teaching accomplishments. Overshare all your awards, accolades, relevant certifications and completed training.

Don’t forget your work outside the classroom.

When you’re just starting out, it’s understood that your experience is limited. You can still expand on all your relevant experience working with children from running workshops to volunteering. Discuss the impact it made and why.

Individualize!

Always tailor EACH letter to fit the specific school, district and job for which you’re applying. Research the school and its culture so you understand their expectations and use specific examples to explain why you’re a good fit.

Here are some great teacher cover letter examples:

1. For a first time teacher

This letter (linked above) is friendly and enthusiastic. It uses concrete examples and experiences related to teaching, building a strong case for why you want to become a teacher.

2. For an experienced teacher looking for a new position

Make it short, sweet and to the point—but chock full of important career information that highlights why you’re the right candidate for the specific job available.

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3. For an assistant teacher position

With this letter, a slightly different approach is taken by breaking down the most relevant achievements and accomplishments into bullet points. They’ll jump out at the hiring manager while scanning through all their applications.

 

4. For special education teachers

If you’re applying for a special education/lead teacher position, you’ll see that this letter is not too different from the others. It does call out the specific qualifications and experience needed.

 

5. For a specialist position

Here’s letter is specifically for a food service specialist. Yet, it can easily be adapted for any job that goes beyond the traditional classroom.

Do you have any more great teacher cover letter examples? We’d love to add to this list. Please share in the comments.

 

Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Posted by Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Lauren West-Rosenthal is a senior editor at WeAreTeachers. In the fourth grade, she started writing "bonus chapters" to her favorite books. Her teacher was impressed -- and encouraging -- and a vast writing career was born!