Choosing a Career in Education.

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"Job Searching for Teachers"
PowerPoint presentation for future teachers.

3 Resources You Should Read BEFORE the Next Teacher Recruitment Fair:
1. Helpful Tips You Should Read BEFORE the Teacher Recruitment Fairs
2. List of Questions You Should Ask Recruiters at Recruitment Fairs
3. Sample thank-you letter


Alternate places for certified teacher to consider for employment

Resume Sample 1

Resume Sample 2 (already has Bachelor's degree; getting certified to teach MIGR Math)

Resume Sample 3   (has a teaching skills section)

Education Jargon

Interviewing for Teaching Positions

Sample Interview Questions for Teachers

Creating Your Elevator Speech


TeachGeorgia is Georgia’s Official Recruitment Clearinghouse. 
It is a web-based resource tool for educators in Georgia. Registered users can use the site to create a profile, which serves as an online resume, perform a job search and apply for jobs posted on the web site by our local school systems. also provides information about job fairs, information sessions and upcoming events. If you have not done so already, register and set up a profile today!

Mercer Career Management says,
"TeachGeorgia is a good idea for future teachers. Register asap!"


Higher Education Sites:

Links to Professional Organizations/Associations for Educators
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools is the recognized regional accrediting body in the eleven U.S. Southern states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) and in Latin America for those institutions of higher education that award associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degrees. The Commission on Colleges is the representative body of the College Delegate Assembly and is charged with carrying out the accreditation process.

Georgia Board of Regents

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents was created in 1931 as a part of a reorganization of Georgia's state government. With this act, public higher education in Georgia was unified for the first time under a single governing and management authority. The Board oversees 34 institutions: four research universities, 2 regional universities, 13 state universities, 2 state colleges, and 13 two-year colleges.

The Education Trust

The Education Trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other youth. Out basic tenet is this- All children will learn at high levels when they are taught to high levels.

The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC)

The Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) is a consortium of state education agencies, higher education institutions, and national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the education, licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers.

National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)

The National Association of Elementary School Principals was founded in 1921 by a group of principals who sought to promote their profession and to provide a national forum for their ideas. Over the past 75 years, NAESP has grown to become the most powerful voice of Pre-K-8 principals across the United States and around the world.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges and universities and systems across the United States and in Puerto Rico, Guam and the Virgin Islands. AASCU promotes broad understanding of public higher education's essential role in society, and is the advocate and guardian for public higher education policy issues at the national, state and campus levels.

The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)

• The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a federally funded, nationwide information network designed to provide you with ready access to education literature. It is a program of the National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education. At the heart of ERIC is the largest database in the world--containing more than 950,000 records of journal articles, research reports, curriculum and teaching guides, conference papers, and books. Each year aproximately 33,000 new records are added. The ERIC database is available in many formats at hundreds of locations.

The National Education Association (NEA)

NEA is America's oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. Founded in 1857 in Philadelphia and now headquartered in Washington, D.C., NEA proudly claims over 2.3 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliates in every state as well as in over 13,000 local communities across the United States.

National Staff Development Council (NSDC)

NSDC is the National Staff Development Council. It is a national non-profit association of about 8,000 educators. NSDC is deeply committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional development for everyone who affects student learning. The Council views high-quality staff development programs as essential to creating schools in which all students and staff members are learners who continually improve their performance.

Integrating technology into the K-12 school, classroom and curriculum

The indviduals behind are the producers of Technology & Learning magazine, SchoolTech Expo & Conference, and the Well Connected Educator Web site. We are journalists, former educators, parents, event planners, and supporters of advancing the integration of technology into schools and K-12 curricula.

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help state leaders identify, develop and implement public policy for education that addresses current and future needs of a learning society

Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC)
Association of Teacher Educators(ATE)

The Association of Teacher Educators was founded in 1920 and is the only national, individual membership organization devoted solely to the improvement of teacher education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. ATE members represent over 650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems, and the majority of the state departments of education.

American Association for Higher Education(AAHE)

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) envisions a higher education enterprise that helps all Americans achieve the deep, lifelong learning they need to grow as individuals, participate in the democratic process, and succeed in a global economy.

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

NCATE is the profession's mechanism to help establish high quality teacher preparation. Through the process of professional accreditation of schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today, tomorrow, and for the next century.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)

AACTE is a national, voluntary association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to prepare professional educators.

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)

NASDTEC is the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. It is the organization that represents professional standards boards and commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependent Schools, the U.S. Territories, New Zealand, and British Columbia, which are responsible for the preparation, licensure and discipline of educational personnel.

Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

TEAC's overall purpose is to improve the professional education programs for those who work in schools. Through a new system of accreditation, based on solid institutional research evidence, TEAC assures the institution and the public that there is credible evidence that the institution's education graduates are caring and competent persons who are qualified to be professional educators.

Teaching Abroad Opportunities

The Association of American Schools in South America

Teach English in Japan

Teach English in Finland

English-language K-12 schools in over 100 Countries

Teaching positions in UK schools

Teach English in South Africa; additional opportunities in other countries

Teach English in Taiwan

International Schools Services

John F. Kennedy School in Berlin

Various countries; includes list of websites

Find and apply for teaching jobs abroad

K-12 openings in the US and abroad

Various teaching positions in a number of countries

Employs teachers to work within the local school systems in London, England

Teacher Certification Links

The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)

NASDTEC is the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. It is the organization that represents professional standards boards and commissions and state departments of education in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Dependent Schools, the U.S. Territories, New Zealand, and British Columbia, which are responsible for the preparation, licensure and discipline of educational personnel.

Troops to Teachers in Georgia
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS)

Our mission is to establish high and rigorous standards for what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do, to develop and operate a national, voluntary system to assess and certify teachers who meet these standards and to advance related education reforms for the purpose of improving student learning in American schools.

Research Links

Office of Educational Research and Improvement

OERI strives to promote excellence and equity in American education by conducting research and demonstration projects funded through grants to help improve education; collecting statistics on the status and progress of schools and education throughout the nation; and distributing information and providing technical assistance to those working to improve education.

American Educational Research Council (AERA)

The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Often called the "Nation's Report Card," the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the only nationally representative, continuing assessment of what America's students know and can do in various subject areas. NAEP provides a comprehensive measure of students' learning at critical junctures in their school experience.

National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the United States and other nations.


Other Education Links

U.S. Department of Education

Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)

The Southern Regional Education Board is the nation's first interstate compact for education. Created in 1948 by Southern states, SREB helps government and education leaders work cooperatively to advance education and, in doing so, improve the social and economic life of the region. SREB assists state leaders by directing attention to key issues; collecting, compiling and analyzing comparable data; and conducting broad studies and initiating discussions that lead to recommendations for state and institutional long-range planning, actions and policy proposals.

SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education (SERVE)

SERVE, the SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, is a consortium of educational organizations whose mission is to promote and support the continuous improvement of educational opportunities for all learners in the Southeast.•

Georgia Department of Education

Georgia Partnership for Excellence

The mission of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education is to be Georgia's foremost change agent and a significant leader in the journey to higher standards and increasing academic achievement for all students.

Georgia School Superintendents Association (GSSA)
Georgia Association of Independent Colleges of Teacher Education (GAICTE)

The Georgia Association of Independent Colleges of Teacher Education (GAICTE) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preparing tomorrows teachers. GAICTE is committed to:

  • preparing exemplary teachers for tomorrow
  • promoting excellence in teacher preparation throughout Georgia
  • open communication and collaboration with public colleges and universities of teacher education
  • uniting independent colleges and universities as one voice to influence the direction of teacher education in Georgia and the nation
  • assisting all teacher educators in development and implementation of best practices

Georgia Association of Educational Leaders

The Georgia Association of Educational Leaders provides unity of educational leadership groups in Georgia. It is a statewide membership organization of educational leaders and provides the following services, among others: Unified Voice for Educational Leaders on Issues of Common Interest: GAEL provides opportunities for members to discuss and address common problems, to share information and ideas, and to meet with other educational leaders from across the state. The Association provides a voice for educational leaders before other professional associations, the legislature, state board, other governmental leaders, the media, and other groups and organizations.

Georgia School Board Association

The mission of the Georgia School Boards Association is to provide educational leadership, services and support to local boards of education, and to represent their collective resolve in the governance of public education.

Georgia Association of Educators

The Georgia Association of Educators is a private, non-profit association which serves as "the voice of public education in Georgia." It is the most experienced and effective professional organization for teachers, administrators and educational support personnel within Georgia's public schools. GAE provides representation with the state legislature on educational issues, support for the rights of educators and the needs of students, and an extensive benefits package for its membership.

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