- Master's in Education Guide - Infomation on graduate school programs and links to education employment websites
K-12, Public (REQUIRE certification)
- Academic Employment Network - A national clearinghouse linking teaching and academic professionals with schools and educational institutions with available positions.
- AmazingTeachers.org - Website created to fill positions at Massachusetts' 35 Turnaround Schools.
- Boston Public Schools Job Opportunities
- EducationAmerica - America's largest online source for education employment opportunities.
- Federal Resources for Educational Excellence - An excellent teaching and learning resource
- Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents - Has "Educator Job Site" for current openings.
- Massachusetts Department of Education
- National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
- SchoolSpring - Over 10,000 national job listings
- TeacherJobs.com - Has a jobs database, searchable by location and teacher category.
- TopSchoolJobs - Education Week's online career community
- United States Department of Education
- WanttoTeach.com - Nationwide education job search
K-12, Private & Specialized Programs (certification not required)
- AmeriCorps -AmeriCorps is the national service program that allows people of all ages and backgrounds to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service.
- CAPE: Council for American Private Education - Links to job board for Catholic schools, Montessori schools and more.
- Readak - Opportunities to teach a specialized program while traveling nationally and abroad.
- Teach for America - All academic majors and career interests can apply to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools.
Teaching English Abroad
Teaching abroad is one of the most accessible options for longer-term work abroad, typically for a year or two, though some programs offer short-term placements. Many programs allow you to recieve Teaching English as a second or foreign language (T.E.S.L., E.S.L., T.E.F.L., E.F.L.) certification.
- Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)
- Dave's ESL Cafe - This site has information about teaching English as a second language, either abroad or in the U.S., as well as job databases. Useful for those with and without T.E.S.L. credentials.
- European Council of International Schools
- French Cultural Services (English Assistantships in France) - The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 to 9 months, teaching English to French students of all ages.
- Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships - A competitive grant program, English Teaching Assistantships are offered in many countries worldwide. Each ETA Program is designed by the host country, and individual elements may vary by country.
- International House World Organisation
- International School Services
- Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
- TESOL (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) graduate program at St. Michael's College
There are many service programs, domestically and abroad, which allow you to teach. Schedule a meeting with Kris Silva, Associate Director of Career Services (508-565-1325) to start exploring your options.
Search Career Connection for education/teaching positions specifically for Stonehill students.
Recommended Timeline for Teaching Positions
* The job search for educators does not follow the typical job search timeline. Many school districts are under restricted budgets and do not have a final budget until the summer. Therefore, many job openings will not be posted until then. Keep looking through the summer as school systems continue to hire into the beginning of the school year.
- Revise and update your resume and create a cover letter
- Begin to develop a list of schools/systems that interest you
- Ask for recommendations: be sure to tell faculty you will need to receive their letter directly and will be making multiple copies of it; applying to many positions is essential to acquiring your first teaching job
- Compile 3-5 references
- Tell EVERYONE that you are looking for a teaching job.
- Start looking in local newspapers for job listings
- Go online and see if the school systems you are interested list their openings on their website
- Attend Job Fairs, networking events, etc.
- Continue to revise and update resume
- Schedule a mock interview and prepare for interviews
MERC Job Fair
The annual MERC Job Fair is held in April during Massachusetts' school break week at Cabot Gym at Northeastern University. MERC (Massachusetts Educational Recruiting Consortium) is an organization of 42 Massachusetts colleges and universities, including Stonehill, dedicated to facilitating the hiring process in the education field. Each year Stonehill students are invited to come speak with, and give their resumes to, representatives from hundreds of public and private school from around the country.
If you are an alumnus interested in attending MERC, please email CareerServices@Stonehill.edu.