Education

 

  • Do you consider yourself to be helpful, patient, or understanding? 
  • Are you interested in learning about best methods to reach students or setting curriculum standards? 
  • Does is sound like fun to explain ideas and concepts to a classroom of learners? 
  • Could you see yourself teaching others to assist with understanding and comprehension?

Careers in this community focus on facilitating learning by guiding and encouraging others.

 

Meet the Community Advisor

 

Sample Occupations & Industries

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  • Teaching:
    • Elementary
    • Middle
    • Secondary
  • Administration:
    • Principal
    • Superintendent
  • Special services:
    • Career/Technical education
    • Curriculum supervision
    • English as a second language
    • Reading
    • Special education
    • Self-Enrichment
    • Subject area supervision
    • Title 1
    • Tutoring services
    • Test preparation

     

    During Your Practicum

    • Build positive relationships with the people you will use as references and ask them for letters of recommendation. Remember to continue to talk with your contacts even after your experience has ended. A guideline for establishing and maintaining relationships with references can be found here.
    • Ask the principal at your cooperating school to observe you teach or to do a mock interview with you.
    • Attend the education job fair in the spring.
      • Note: Try to go both your junior and senior year. This way, you can introduce yourself to potential districts your junior year and meet with them again your senior year when you are searching for a job. This will give you an advantage over other candidates.
    • It is strongly encouraged that you meet with the Education Advisor at the Pomerantz Career Center by the middle of your practicum experience.
      • Note: The Pomerantz Career Center can help you with your résumé and finding relevant volunteer opportunities.
    • By the end of your practicum experience you should have a full working teaching résumé (a guide can be found here). The only part missing will be your student teaching experience, which you will add in once you have begun student teaching.

    Before Student Teaching

    • Create a REAP account and/or Teach Iowa account 
    • Write the first draft of a cover letter for a teaching position (a guide can be found here) and take it into the Pomerantz Career Center to have it reviewed.
    • Start looking for an appropriate and professional interview outfit.

     

    During Student Teaching

    • Update your résumé with relevant information from your Student Teaching experience.
    • Ask the principal at your cooperating school to observe you teach and/or do a mock interview with you.
    • Secure letters of recommendation and maintain contact with your references.
    • Attend the education job fair in the spring.
    • Participate in mock interviews (offered during the fall and spring semesters) at the Pomerantz Career Center.
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    Check out student employment, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs in Handshake.  Employers targeting University of Iowa students & alumni use this recruiting system to connect with you!

     

    Fairs

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    International

    Consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

     

    UI Statewide Educator Fair

    Friday, March 29, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am Open Networking 11:30am-2pm Optional Interviewing 

    Second Floor Ballroom Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

    Current UI students, alums, and students across the state are invited to meet with over 30 districts to discuss job opportunities.

      Sample of Education Full-Time Jobs & Fellowships in Handshake

      Special Education Teacher, Santa Rosa Ranch School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Elementary Teacher, Santa Rosa Ranch School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Educational Interpreter I, II, or III at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Graduate Program – Teach English in Beijing Elementary Schools (February 2020 Intake) at Nova ESL
      Start a Career in Teaching - Apply to The Summit Learning Teacher Residency at Summit Learning Teacher Residency
      Special Education Teacher (January 6th, 2020-June 24th, 2020) at Washington Yu Ying PCS
      Math Teacher at Rock Island High School at Rock Island-Milan School District 41
      Teacher at Summit Learning Teacher Residency
      Principal, Chemawa Indian School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Early Childhood Special Education Teacher at Owatonna Public Schools
      2019-20 Special Ed EBD Program Long Term Sub Teacher, 1.0 FTE (ASAP-6/10/20) at Minnetonka Public Schools
      Seneca High Magnet Career Academy Secondary School Principal at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Breckinridge Metro High School Secondary School Assistant Principal at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Luhr Elementary School Principal at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Eisenhower Elementary School Principal at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      ECE Resource Teacher (Low Incidence) at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Chief Operations Officer at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Manager Academic Multi-Tiered Systems Support at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Executive Administrator Schools-(High School) at Jefferson County KY Public Schools
      Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DDH) Teacher – 1.0 FT at Fargo Public Schools
      Computer Technology Teacher at Charter School for Applied Technologies
      Speech-Language Pathologist – 1.0 FTE at Fargo Public Schools
      Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher at Charter School for Applied Technologies
      Math Teachers at Des Moines Public Schools
      Art Teachers at Des Moines Public Schools
      Vocal Music Teachers at Des Moines Public Schools
      Elementary Teacher at Waterloo Community School District
      Kindergarten Teacher at Waterloo Community School District
      Secondary ELA Teacher (High School) at Harmony Public Schools
      Elementary Teacher, Havasupai Elementary School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Special Education Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Early Childhood Education Instructor School Year Hourly at Jeffco Public Schools
      Special Education Instructional Aide at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
      Special Education Hiring Event at Des Moines Public Schools
      Elementary Education Instructor- starting January 2020! at Dickinson Public School District
      World History Teacher - Phoenix Metro Area at BASIS Charter Schools
      Education Instructor, Haskell Indian Nations University at Bureau of Indian Education
      President, Haskell Indian Nations University at Bureau of Indian Education
      Special Education Teacher - Strat II (BD) at Cedar Rapids Community School District
      Permanent Building Sub at Cedar Rapids Community School District
      Secondary Mathematics Teacher at Garfield County School District No. 16
      Teachers for Middle & High School - Certification Not Required at Teach Kentucky
      Special Education Teacher, Sherman Indian School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Instructional Aide (Math and/or English) at The Leona Group
      Elementary Teacher at Brockton School
      Special Education Coordinator - Ahwatukee at BASIS Charter Schools
      In-House Substitute Teacher at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
      Elementary Teaching Fellow - San Antonio North Central at BASIS Charter Schools
      Full-Time Monitor - Scottsdale Primary East at BASIS Charter Schools
      Independent Reading Teacher at STEM Prep Academy
      7th/8th Grade Science Teacher at STEM Prep Academy
      Science Teachers at Des Moines Public Schools
      Head of School - DC at BASIS Charter Schools
      Parent Engagement Specialist at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
      Special Needs Teacher-Multiple openings at Waterloo Community School District
      Math Teacher (January start) - Goodyear at BASIS Charter Schools
      Math/Economics Teacher (January start) - Goodyear at BASIS Charter Schools
      Middle School Physics Teacher (West Valley) - Phoenix Metro Area at BASIS Charter Schools
      Special Education Teacher (Elementary) January 2020 at North Platte Public Schools
      Special Education Coordinator (East Valley) - Phoenix Metro Area at BASIS Charter Schools
      2019-20 Mid-year Teacher Elementary Special Education at Bellevue Public Schools
      Art Teacher - San Antonio Shavano at BASIS Charter Schools
      Middle School Spanish Teacher at St. Regis Catholic School
      Clinical Social Worker (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Math Teaching Fellow - Scottsdale at BASIS Charter Schools
      Special Education Teacher-Discovery Academy-Toledo, Ohio at The Leona Group
      Math Teacher (Pre-Algebra) - Phoenix at BASIS Charter Schools
      Horseback Riding Instructors (Summer) at Eagle's Nest Foundation
      Horseback Riding Director at Eagle's Nest Foundation
      California 2019 Virtual Teaching Career Fair – November 19-20, 2019 at California Center on Teaching Careers
      School Social Worker Long Term Substitute at Richfield Public Schools
      Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher Long Term Substitute at Richfield Public Schools
      Middle School Principal at Hendry County School District
      Elementary Lead Special Education Teacher at KIPP Philadelphia Schools
      High School Special Education (ELA) Teacher at KIPP Philadelphia Schools
      Vice President, Academics at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
      Middle School Writing Teacher at KIPP Philadelphia Schools
      Debate Teacher at Success Academy Charter Schools
      4th Grade Teacher at Columbus Public Schools
      Science Teacher at Waterloo Community School District
      Health & Physical Education Teacher at Foundation Academies
      Elementary Teaching Fellow - Peoria Primary at BASIS Charter Schools
      Economics and Logic Teacher - DC at BASIS Charter Schools
      Art Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      ECC Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Special Needs Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Elementary Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Kindergarten Teacher - Baton Rouge at BASIS Charter Schools
      Urban Teachers Resident (for Aspiring Teachers) at Urban Teachers
      Chemistry Teacher at North Lawndale College Prep High School
      Social Studies Teacher with a Reading emphasis at North Lawndale College Prep High School
      English Teacher at North Lawndale College Prep High School
      Music Teacher, Turtle Mountain Elementary School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Elementary PE Teacher - Prescott at BASIS Charter Schools
      Residential Counselor at Iowa School for the Deaf
      Athletic Trainer at Redbank Valley School District
      Resident Teacher at Zeta Charter Schools
      Math Teacher (Middle School) - Goodyear Primary at BASIS Charter Schools
      School Social Worker Long Term Substitute at Richfield Public Schools
      2019-20 Special Ed Long Term Sub Teacher, 1.0 FTE at Minnetonka Public Schools
      Summer Teaching Fellow 2020 at Uncommon Schools
      Art Teacher-East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy at The Leona Group
      Teach Thailand Corps Teacher at American-Thai Foundation
      English teacher in South Korea or China at Teacher Tech Inc
      Elementary Teacher at Logan-Magnolia Schools
      Middle School Science Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Assistant Principal of Instruction at IDEA Public Schools
      Grade 5 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Middle School Social Studies Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Classroom Teachers in all areas for 2019-2020 School Year 2nd Semester at Lower Kuskokwim School District (AK)
      Algebra I Teacher at Propel Braddock Hills High School at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      Music Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      Special Education Teacher (K - 8th Grade) 2019-2020 School Year at LEARN Charter School Network
      Sprint - Special Education Associate at Success Academy Charter Schools
      Special Education Position (January Start Date) at Sterling Public Schools
      School Psychologist at Cabarrus County Schools
      ELA Teachers-Academy for Business & Technology M/H, Cesar Chavez Academy Middle, Detroit Public Safety Academy, Mildred C. Wells Academy at The Leona Group
      High School Mathematics Teacher at Kalamazoo School District
      Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Haugland Learning Center
      Performing Arts Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      High School Spanish Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      High School Computer Science Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School History Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School Science Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Special Education Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Elementary Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Apprentice Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      High School History Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School ELA Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      High School Math Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      High School ELA Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      K12 Vocal Music Position; Open until filled. December 2019 Graduates are encouraged to apply. at Gettysburg School District
      High School Science Teacher (Immediate Start) at Uncommon Schools
      Elementary Teacher - Dual Language (Spanish) at North Chicago Community School District 187
      Latin Teacher (6th-12th grade) at Classical Preparatory School
      36351 Regional Specialist, Elementary Literacy at Denver Public Schools
      36271 Regional Specialist, Elementary Math at Denver Public Schools
      Second Grade Teachers-Cesar Chavez East, Cesar Chavez Lower Elementary at The Leona Group
      Speech Language Pathologist at EBS
      Special Education Teacher at EBS
      Hillsborough County Public Schools - Speech Language Pathologists at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough Schools - Visually Impaired or Disabled/Exceptional Student Education Teacher at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Teacher - Certified (Multiple Subject Areas Available) at Yuma Union High School District #70
      Hillsborough County Public Schools - STEM Grades 6-12 at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Public Schools Varying Exceptionalities (VE) / Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Public Schools Middle School Teacher at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Public Schools Secondary School Teacher (Grades 6-12) at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Public Schools School Psychologists at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Public Schools School Counselor at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Hillsborough County Schools Elementary Teacher Grades K-5 at Hillsborough County Public Schools - Tampa, Florida
      Elementary School Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Ivymount School & Programs at The Ivymount School
      Special Education Teacher at WilMac Multidistrict Special Education Unit
      Speech Language Pathologists at WilMac Multidistrict Special Education Unit
      High School ESE Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Elementary ESE Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Classroom Teacher- K-8 (all grade levels) at Phoenix Elementary School District #1
      Middle School ESE Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Special Education Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Mathematics Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Elementary Teachers at Abington Heights School District
      Middle School Mathematics Teacher at Hendry County School District
      Special Education Teachers - All Areas at SouthWest Metro Intermediate District #288
      MS Autism/Behavior Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Math and Science Teachers at International Schools Consortium
      Elementary School Principal at DelCampo School
      Teacher-Various Subjects, Grades 6-12 (2019-2020) at YES Prep Public Schools
      Middle School Math Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Middle School ELA Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Middle School Special Education Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Middle School Science Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Elementary School PE Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Youth Development Mentor at San Diego County Office of Education
      High School PE Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Major Gifts Officer at DREAM Charter School
      Special Projects Manager at DREAM Charter School
      Founding Special Education Kindergarten Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Recruitment & Selection Coordinator at DREAM Charter School
      Managing Director of Programs at DREAM Charter School
      Middle School Teacher (Leave Replacement) at DREAM Charter School
      Lower Elementary General and Special Education Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Upper Elementary General and Special Education Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      High School Technology Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      High School Visual Arts Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Summer Day Camp Youth Workers (East Harlem & South Bronx) at DREAM Charter School
      Founding School & Family Social Worker at DREAM Charter School
      Founding Kindergarten Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Family Engagement Manager at DREAM Charter School
      Dream University Summer Youth Worker at DREAM Charter School
      Dream University Summer Athletics Coach at DREAM Charter School
      Senior Development and Database Coordinator at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade Writing Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade Science Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade Math Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade Humanities Learning Specialist at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade History Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      11th Grade English Teacher at DREAM Charter School
      Special Education Teacher at The Ivymount School
      Assistant Teacher (Special Education) at The Ivymount School
      Teacher Resident at The Kansas City Teacher Residency

      Sample of Education Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

      Internship Teachers at Astar Education Institute
      Psychology Intern at Living Full Out, Inc
      Interpreter or Translator (Spanish) at LOD Resource Group
      Summer Internship at SEMINOLE SPORTS
      Brain Trainer- Most Rewarding Job Ever! at LearningRx Cedar Rapids North
      Social Studies Assessment Intern at Edulastic
      Program Internship 2020 at Camp La Junta
      Winter 2019/Spring 2020 Music Licensing Intern (FOR CREDIT ONLY) at Live Nation Entertainment
      Minnesota Sports Business Internship - School Year at Skyhawks Sports Academy
      Minnesota Sports Business Internship at Skyhawks Sports Academy
      Project Youth Extension Service (YES) Internship - (2020-2021) at North Carolina State University
      Tourism and Travel Internship at Guardian Music and Group Travel
      Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
      Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
      Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
      Young Writers and Artists Curator / Community Organizer / Educational Initiatives Coordinator sought for a National and Regional Project at The Creative Process
      Advocacy and Public Policy Intern at Lutheran Services in Iowa
      Internships for Arts and Education Majors at Kansas City Young Audiences
      Archive Internship (Spring 2020) at The Art Institute of Chicago
      Delray Shadow Day Winter 2019 at City of Delray Beach
      Part – Time Sports Internship – Spring 2020 at Opportunity on Deck
      Curriculum Development and Program Internship – Spring 2020 at Opportunity on Deck
      *Remote Work* Data Processor Intern at United Data Processors, LLC
      *Remote Work* Data Processor Intern at United Data Processors, LLC
      *Remote Work* Data Processor Intern at United Data Processors, LLC
      International Summer 2020 Internships Designed to Meet your Career Goals at CEA Study and Internship Programs Abroad
      Writer and Editor | Make a Difference - Immigrants Need Your Help at Alien Attorney
      Smithsonian Associates Performing Arts Intern (Summer 2020) at Smithsonian Associates
      Music Marketing / Communications Fall and Winter Intern at The Sing Me a Story Foundation
      Sexual Assault Prevention Intern at Crisis Intervention Services
      Base Camp Intern at Hacienda El Refugio - Ecuador at One Collective
      Bike Across the US for Affordable Housing at Bike & Build
      Chicago Tap Theatre Internship at Chicago Tap Theatre
      Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand at Humanitarian Affairs Asia
      Readiness and Resiliency (R2) Coordinator for USAG Italy at Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
      CLS Adaptive Sports & Recreation Intern Development Program at Courage League Sports
      Sports Coach Cedar Rapids at Eichhorn Recreation, LLC
      Camp Volunteer at Camp Courageous of Iowa
      Digital Media Team: Writer at Leading Women of Tomorrow
      Youth Development Professional at Boys & Girls Clubs of Sheboygan County
      Wedding Market - Intern at Changing The Present
      Startup GP Management Internship at Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
      4K for Cancer at Ulman Foundation
      Personal Training Internship at Fitness Together Hudson
      LEAD Sustainable Projects Review Manager (Intern) at Mzuzah Charitable Inc.,
      Scholarship: Short-term mission (amounts vary based on travel costs) at Global Education Ministries Foundation
      Internship: Global Education Ministries Foundation (Virtual) at Global Education Ministries Foundation
      Volunteer Coordination Intern at International Rescue Committee
      Computer Science Curriculum Development Intern at Coder Kids
      Internship - Community School at Center for Supportive Schools
      Program Intern at Everybody Wins! Iowa
      Film Internship with International Sustainable Living Organization and Renowned Authors at Sustainable Living Guide
      Tech & Innovation Leadership Internship - Live Online Community-Building at RoleModel Enterprises
      International Ambassadorship Internship - Live Online Cultural Exchange at RoleModel Enterprises
      Faith & Spirituality Leadership Internship - Live Online Community-Building at RoleModel Enterprises
      Christian Leadership Internship - Live Online Community-Building at RoleModel Enterprises
      Internship - Researcher at Mobb United Inc.
      International Summer 2020 Internships Designed to Meet your Career Goals at CEA Study and Internship Programs Abroad
      FWSN Volunteer at Fifth Ward Saints North
      Sports Coach Iowa City at Eichhorn Recreation, LLC
      FWSN Intern at Fifth Ward Saints North
      Academic and Student Support Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
      Athletic, Health, and Wellness Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
      Volunteer at Dream at DREAM Charter School
      Spring 2019 Volunteer Tutor at DREAM Charter School
      Wordpress Ninja / Full Stack Engineer / CTO at CapSource
      Internship with Skyhawks Sports Minnesota at Skyhawks Sports Academy
      Black Bear Summer Internship at American Bear Association
      History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      Crisis Counselor Volunteer at Crisis Text Line
      Interpretive Services Assistant at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      Public History Intern (Permanent & Special Exhibition Galleries) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      Avian Care and Professional Presentation Intern at National Eagle Center
      Education Internship at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
      Case Management Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Volunteer Engagement Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Behavior Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Day Services Assistant Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Music Instructor Intern at The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command
      Environmental Business, Marketing, & Website Development Entrepreneurial Internship at Seaside Sustainability, Inc.