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.
    HireaHawk

    Check out student employment, internships & post-graduation full-time jobs in HireaHawk.com, powered by 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

      7-12 Grade Math Teacher at La Crescent Montessori & STEM School
      School Social Worker/District Community Outreach #1997 at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
      Physical Education Teacher, Cheyenne Eagle Butte School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Business Teacher, Cheyenne Eagle Butte School at Bureau of Indian Education
      School Social Worker at Kalamazoo School District
      English/Language Arts Teacher, Sherman Indian School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Elementary Physical Education Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Elementary Special Education Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching, Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Middle School Technology Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Middle School Science Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Speech Language Pathologist at SWWC Service Cooperative
      Music Teacher at Kirk Day School
      2019-2020 SAISD Master Teacher at San Antonio ISD
      Special Education Teacher, Santa Rosa Day (Boarding) School at Bureau of Indian Education
      Middle School Spanish Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Middle School Science Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Middle School Mathematics Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 2 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Kindergarten Teacher (1.0 FTE) - Year Round School Calendar at Kalamazoo School District
      Multi-Classroom Site Director at Reach Dane
      Grade 5 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 4 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 2 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 1 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Kindergarten Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 5 Teacher at Kalamazoo School District
      Grade 1 Teacher (1.0 FTE) at Kalamazoo School District
      Elementary Teacher, San Felipe Pueblo Elementary School at Bureau of Indian Education
      4 Year Old Kindergarten Teacher - Full-time at Mukwonago Area School District
      Special Education Teacher - Full Time Position at Caledonia Public School District #299
      Math Instructional Assistant at Glenbrook North High School at Glenbrook CUSD220
      School Social Worker #1985- Sauk Rapids-Rice High School at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
      Head Girls' Basketball Coach #1951- Sauk Rapids-Rice High School at Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools
      Elementary Teacher, Santa Rosa Day (Boarding) School at Bureau of Indian Education
      High School Math Teacher at Christel House Schools
      Autism Behavior Specialist at Teachwell Solutions
      Teacher of Visually Impaired/ Orientation and Mobility Specialist at Pikes Peak BOCES
      Middle/High School Principal Position at Caledonia Public School District #299
      High School Band DIrector at Valley Christian Schools
      Music Teacher at Scobey School District
      Outdoor Education Instructor at NIU Lorado Taft Field Campus
      Speech Language Pathologist at Iowa School for the Deaf
      Music Teacher, Dunseith Day School at Bureau of Indian Education
      School District Registered Nurse; $3000 Signing Bonus at Sisseton School District 54-2
      HS English Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Art Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Long Term Substitute Special Education Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Long Term Substitute Elementary Teachers at Abington Heights School District
      Social Studies Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Health & Physical Education Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      School Psychologist at Cristo Rey New York High School
      Science Teacher at Abington Heights School District
      Elementary Teachers at Abington Heights School District
      Science Teacher (Physics and Chemistry- 1 position) at Cristo Rey New York High School
      Math & Physics Teacher (1 Position) at Cristo Rey New York High School
      Math Teacher at Cristo Rey New York High School
      K-12 Special Education Teacher at Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County
      K-12 Business Education Teacher at Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County
      K-12 Music Teacher at Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County
      4K-12 School Counselor at Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County
      HS/MS Ag Education Instructor, w/FFA; $3000 signing bonus; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Fabrication and Publications Design Teacher at `Iolani School
      Teacher- Denver Fellow Residency (2019-2020) at Denver Public Schools
      Intro to Science Teacher - BASIS Phoenix Central at BASIS Charter Schools
      Student Services Coordinator at Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District
      Elementary Teacher, John F. Kennedy Day School at Bureau of Indian Education
      K Camp Lead Teacher at Reach Dane
      Elementary School Principal at Clintondale Community Schools
      Grade IV Teacher Parental Leave Coverage at The Park School
      Grade I Art Teacher at The Park School
      Criminal Justice Teacher at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES
      Dudley Promise Corps Member (2019-20) at Boston Teacher Residency / BPE
      Grade IV Teacher Parental Leave Coverage at The Park School
      Spanish Teacher at Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES
      Special Education Elementary Adaptive Teacher Intermediate Buildings 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Special Education Autism- Behavior Teacher Upper Elementary for 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Secondary Guidance Counselor at Judah Christian School
      Secondary History Teacher at Judah Christian School
      Technology Integration Specialist at SWWC Service Cooperative
      Teacher, Middle School, Grades 6-8 at Casa Grande Elementary School District
      Special Education Elementary Interrelated Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Religion Teacher at Holy Cross Catholic School Omaha, NE
      2019-2020 Elementary School Science Teacher (4-6) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 High School Spanish (9-12) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 Elementary Math Teacher (4-6) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 Middle School English Teacher (6-8) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 High School Special Education Teacher (9-12) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 High School English (9-12) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 High School Science Teacher (9-12) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 k-8 Art Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      Middle School Science Position at Self Development Academy (AZ)
      Teacher - Elementary, Middle & High School (Grades K-12) at Success Academy Charter Schools
      Speech Language Pathologist 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Special Education High School Inter Related Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      Special Education Elementary Functional Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      MS Autism/Behavior Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District
      5th grade classroom teacher in an outstanding independent school at Topeka Collegiate School
      Kindergarten teacher at Topeka Collegiate School
      Language Arts Teacher at Boone Central Schools
      Educational Support/Learning Disabilities Teacher at Grandville Calvin Christian Schools
      Elementary Spanish Immersion Teacher at Grandville Calvin Christian Schools
      Secondary Spanish Immersion Teacher at Grandville Calvin Christian Schools
      Middle School Social Studies Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School Special Education Teacher (Immediate Hire 2018) at DSST Public Schools
      2019-2020 High School Math Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 Elementary Language Arts Teacher (grades 4-6) at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 k-8 Art Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 Primary (k-3) Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      2019-2020 K-8 Music Teacher at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      Middle Schools Spanish Teacher 2019-2020 at Propel Charter Schools (Pittsburgh, PA)
      High School/Middle School Band & Chorus Teacher; $3000 hiring bonus at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Looking for Aspiring Teachers!! Teacher Residency in the SF Bay Area at Summit Public Schools
      High School Mathematics Instructor at Macks Creek RV School
      Elementary Teachers, Grades 1-5 for 2019/2020 school year at Casa Grande Elementary School District
      Teaching Fellowship at KIPP Columbus
      4K/Head Start Teacher at Reach Dane
      Early Head Start Teacher at Reach Dane
      Apprentice Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Special Education Teacher (Elementary, Middle, or High School) - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      High School Spanish Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      High School Science Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School English Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School Science Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School History Teacher - SY 1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Middle School Math Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      High School Math Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      High School History Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Elementary Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      High School English Teacher - SY1920 at Uncommon Schools
      Elementary Music Teacher at Valley Christian Schools
      Coding & STEM Instructor (Hong Kong, Singapore, China) at First Code Academy
      STEM/Coding Curriculum Lead at First Code Academy
      7-12 Math Teacher at Winnett School District
      Elementary School Teacher at Rocketship Public Schools
      Education Specialist Moderate-Severe at Rocketship Public Schools
      Education Specialist Mild-Moderate at Rocketship Public Schools
      Assistant Principal at Rocketship Public Schools
      Science Apprentice Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Math Apprentice Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      DAPE Teacher at SWWC Service Cooperative
      9-12 Art Teacher at Minden Public Schools
      Art Teacher (K-8) at Galena Unit School District 120
      HS Science Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      Elementary Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching, Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      HS/MS CTE Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      HS Social Science Teacher; $3000 Signing Bonus; w-w/o Coaching; Head Football available at Sisseton School District 54-2
      K-8 Teaching Positions - Award Winning Charter School Network! at Academies of Math and Science
      Spanish Teacher at Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215
      Art Teacher at Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215
      AmeriCorps Intern Teacher at Brooklyn Jesuit Prep
      Special Education Teacher, Extended Resource at Casa Grande Elementary School District
      Special Education Teacher, Severe & Profound at Casa Grande Elementary School District
      English Instructor at Houston Christian High School
      Teaching Fellow (Summer 2019 Start Date) at Ewing Marion Kauffman School
      E-Commerce Associate at Argument-Driven Inquiry
      Educate a child, Transform a path, Empower a life. Join TeamHISD! at Houston Independent School District
      Speech Language Pathologist at Pikes Peak BOCES
      Elementary Principal at Kalamazoo School District
      High School Math Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      P.E. Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Language Support Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Early Childhood Teacher at International Schools Consortium
      Mathematics - North Ridge Middle School at Danville School District 118
      Science Teacher - North Ridge Middle School at Danville School District 118
      Lower Elementary Teacher (Grades K-3) at The Vanguard School
      Upper Elementary Teacher (Grades 4-6) at The Vanguard School
      Early Years Teachers in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou at Pangaea International Education
      Middle School and High School English Teacher in Shanghai, China at Pangaea International Education
      Middle School Special Education Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School Multilingual Teacher at Self Development Academy (AZ)
      English/Literature Teacher at Self Development Academy (AZ)
      Kindergarten Reading Teacher at Self Development Academy (AZ)
      K-3 Teacher at Self Development Academy (AZ)
      Special Education Alt. Certification Program at Noble Network of Charter Schools
      Teaching Residency & Master's Program at Noble Network of Charter Schools
      Middle School Science Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School STEM Elective Teacher (January 2019) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School STEM Elective Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School Math Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School English Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School English Language Development Teacher Leader (Immediate Hire 2018) at DSST Public Schools
      Middle School English Language Development Teacher (Immediate Hire 2018) at DSST Public Schools
      High School Special Education Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      High School Spanish Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      High School Social Studies Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      High School Science Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      High School Math Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      High School English Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      English Language Development Teacher Leader (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      English Language Development Teacher (2019-2020) at DSST Public Schools
      Autism Paraprofessional-Support Specialist at DSST Public Schools
      Affective Needs Center Program Lead (Immediate Hire) at DSST Public Schools
      Kindergarten Teacher at Teaching Nomad
      Special Education Adaptive Teacher K-12 2019-2020 School Year at Lansing Unified School District
      All Teaching Levels (El Ed, Secondary & Sp Ed) at Omaha Public Schools
      KIPP Texas- Houston Graduate Teaching Fellowship at KIPP Houston Public Schools
      Speech Language Pathologist (2018-19) at Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
      Pre-K - 12th Positions for Certified Teachers 2019/2020 School Year at International Schools Consortium
      Secondary Science Teacher at Frankfort Community Unit School District #168
      High School Special Education Autism Teacher 2019-2020 at Lansing Unified School District

      Sample of Education Internships & Student Employment Jobs in Handshake

      Internship - School Programs Fall 2019 at Perot Museum of Nature and Science
      Internships at Wolf Trap - Fall 2019 at Wolf Trap Foundation for Performing Arts
      Film Internship with International Sustainable Living Organization and Renowned Authors at Sustainable Living Guide
      Internship - Books & Authors Talk Show Assistant at RoleModel Enterprises
      Internship - International Awareness Outreach Assistant at RoleModel Enterprises
      Environmental Outreach Assistant at RoleModel Enterprises
      Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Fall 2019 Internships at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
      Current Events Talk Show Coordinator at RoleModel Enterprises
      Internship - Online Learning Technology & Class Development Summer 2019 with Sustainable Living Authors & Experts at Sustainable Living Guide
      Internship - Permaculture Summer 2019 with Renowned Authors, Experts, and International Organizations at Sustainable Living Guide
      Internship - EARTHKIDS Summer 2019 - Sustainable Living Education & Empowerment with International Organization at Sustainable Living Guide
      Program Development Internship at Innovative Office Solutions
      Internship - Ohio Outdoor Sculpture at The Sculpture Center
      Internship - Researcher at Mobb United Inc.
      Business and Marketing Administrator at MERAKI ALLURE LLC.
      Ronald Reagan Institute's Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) Fall 2019 Internship Program at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation
      Art Program Intern at Easterseals Midwest
      QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH INTERN at Research for Action
      QUALITATIVE RESEARCH INTERN at Research for Action
      POLICY RESEARCH INTERN at Research for Action
      International Summer 2020 Internships Designed to Meet your Career Goals at CEA Study and Internship Programs Abroad
      Summer Camp Counseling Internship at Camp Wayne Camps
      FWSN Volunteer at Fifth Ward Saints North
      Youth Ministry Intern at First Baptist Church
      Kids Ministry Intern at First Baptist Church
      Kids Ministry Summer Intern (North Shore Campus) at Willow Creek Community Church
      FWSN Intern at Fifth Ward Saints North
      Arts Administration Internship at Stone Soup Theatre
      Teaching Internship at Stone Soup Theatre
      Summer Employment - Resident Assistant at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Summer Programs)
      International Spring 2020 Term Study + Internships Designed to Meet your Career Goals at CEA Study and Internship Programs Abroad
      Academic and Student Support Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
      Athletic, Health, and Wellness Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
      Elementary thru Middle School Program Summer 2019 Interns at DREAM Charter School
      Volunteer at Dream at DREAM Charter School
      Spring 2019 Volunteer Tutor at DREAM Charter School
      Camp Counselor (Internship) at Camp Chen-A-Wanda
      Variety of Intern Positions at Community Action of Southeast Iowa
      Marketing Recruitment Assistant or Intern at Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
      Junior Full Stack Wordpress Engineer at CapSource
      Internship with Skyhawks Sports Minnesota at Skyhawks Sports Academy
      Waterfront Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Fine Arts Director at Trail's End Camp
      Culinary Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Culinary Director at Trail's End Camp
      Creativity Center Director at Trail's End Camp
      Ceramics Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Ceramics Director at Trail's End Camp
      Robotics Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Digital Media/ Web Director at Trail's End Camp
      Yoga Director at Trail's End Camp
      Tennis Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Softball Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Softball Director at Trail's End Camp
      Soccer Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      Soccer Director at Trail's End Camp
      Lacrosse Specialist at Trail's End Camp
      History Intern (Gallery Docent) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      Tourism and Travel Internship at Guardian Music and Group Travel
      Interpretive Services Assistant at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      Public History Intern (Permanent & Special Exhibition Galleries) at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
      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
      Career Exploration Support Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Youth Services Assistant Internship at Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront
      Residential Support 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
      Seaside Sustainability Environmental Business, Marketing, & Website Development Entrepreneurial Internship at Seaside Sustainability, Inc.
      TRIO SSS Tutor at University of Iowa - TRIO Student Support Services