Not sure where to start your job search for a teaching position? Here are some helpful resources.
College Central Network is an online job posting and resume database system available for Defiance College students and alumni.
If you are thinking about teaching in another state you will need research information
about becoming certified to teach that state as well as how to apply to individual
school districts for positions.
Ohio Department of Education
This site provides certification and licensure information for Ohio teachers.
In order to teach in another state, you must become certified in that state. You will have to apply for teacher certification in that state.
Ohio is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement Facilitating Mobility of Educational Personnel. This contract agreement outlines the conditions in which each state will grant teaching certificates to persons holding standard certificates from other states. Visit the NASDTEC website or the State Departments of Education to search for the requirements of each state.
You may have a school district ask for your credentials. Credentials are your references, transcript, and teaching certificate.
Before the advances in technology, career services offices typically maintained paper credential files for students. These days, most job candidates are managing their own credentials electronically. You should always keep a hard copy of all your credentials as a backup.
Portfolios should be used to support your answers and as evidence of how you teach.
Don’t turn it into an expensive scrapbook. Keep it small and simple. Plan to use five
or six pieces to pull out as evidence during your answers to interview questions.
Items you may want to include in your portfolio:
The Office of Career Development has provided links to various sites because they contain information that may be of interest to its students and alumni. The Office of Career Development and/or Defiance College