2 Cover Letter Templates For Teachers (Copy + Paste Ready)

If you’re applying for a job position as a teacher, having a cover letter that is unique to this type of educational field is going to do your application wonders. Regular cover letters, while useful, don’t contain the right types of information that would assist you in being able to land your next teaching position.

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What Makes A Good Cover Letter For Teachers

Teachers should be leaning into a few personal factors as well as professional factors that make up a great cover letter. The components of a great cover letter for teaching positions consist of:

How Long Should Your Cover Letter Be

While most cover letters should never be more than 250-500 words in total, a teacher's cover letter can be longer. Be sure that it doesn’t exceed one-page. You don’t want it to exceed one-page because it could signal poor written communication skills or the inability to synthesize a complex message.

For teachers, these are two especially important skills to have.

Related: How Long Should A Cover Letter Be? Ideal Word Count Revealed

Cover Letter Sample & Template

If you aren’t sure what should go in your cover letter, here is a template that you can use to write an effective resume for a teacher.

James Bradley
123 Rough St.,
Chicago, IL 60119
630-000-0000
j.bradley@gmail.com

April 4, 2019

Mr. Jeffrey Howe
Principal
Jefferson Elementary School
123 Half St.,
Chicago, IL 60119

Dear [Principal Last Name] —

I’m eager and excited to be applying for the position of [job title] at [school name]. My passion for education starts at a very young age. I found myself connecting with books and reading material more so than connecting with other children. In my later years, I learned how to bring education with me into social settings. And this changed my life. Since then, education has been a passion, goal, and must-have in my life.

A few things you should know about me regarding my education background:
[College you went to]
[Any MBA you received]
[Any Latin honors like Magna Cum Laude]
[Any additional education experience, like clubs or groups]

While my educational background doesn’t define me, it is something I am proud of. My passion for education is always centered at individuality and community. With regard to the community, a few things I do outside of the classroom:

[Any community service you perform]
[Any community involvement you have]
[Any clubs you are part of that are about the community]

I look forward to speaking with you regarding what you desire out of an educator. I feel confident I can fill the needs of the classroom. I’m familiar with the state-level and local-level education requirements in your district.

I look forward to interviewing with you.

Sincerely,
James Bradley

Cover Letter Example

If you aren’t exactly sure how to use the template provided, here’s what you might want it to look like when you are finished:

James Bradley
123 Rough St.,
Chicago, IL 60119
630-000-0000
j.bradley@gmail.com

April 4, 2019

Mr. Jeffrey Howe
Principal
Jefferson Elementary School
123 Half St.,
Chicago, IL 60119

Dear Mr. Jeffrey Howe —

I’m eager and excited to be applying for the position of Elementary School Educator at Jefferson Elementary School. My passion for education starts at a very young age. I found myself connecting with books and reading material more so than connecting with other children. In my later years, I learned how to bring education with me into social settings. And this changed my life. Since then, education has been a passion, goal, and must-have in my life.

A few things you should know about me regarding my education background:
Northern Illinois University, Undergraduate in Education
Aurora University, MBA in Education
3.7 GPA in 2015, Magna Cum Laude
Young Educators Student Body President

While my educational background doesn’t define me, it is something I am proud of. My passion for education is always centered on individuality and community. With regard to the community, a few things I do outside of the classroom:

Mooseheart Orphanage Legion Member
Local 321 Secret Santa Organizer
“Pick Up Trash Day” Community Organizer

I look forward to speaking with you regarding what you desire out of an educator. I feel confident I can fill the needs of the classroom. I’m familiar with the state-level and local-level education requirements in your district.

I look forward to interviewing with you.

Sincerely,
James Bradley

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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams.

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