Welcome to the Teacher Employment Toolbox

    Interview Preparation

    List of State Teaching Job Banks

    Online/Virtual Teaching Opportunities


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    Interview Preparation 

    WGU Classroom Tip of the Month - Tips for Getting Hired
    A PowerPoint Presentation with guidance on applying for teaching jobs through the interview follow up.  Additionally, you can find alternative teaching jobs for educators at the end of the presentation.

    Succeeding at a Teacher Recruiting Fair (pdf)
    This WGU presentation provides tips and suggestions for teacher candidates attending teacher recruiting fairs.

    WGU Teachers Workshop- Tips for Getting Hired (pdf)
    This is a presentation of the WGU Teachers Workshop - Tips for Getting Hired. Find tips and suggestions on resumes, cover letters, portfolio, interviewing and other insights.

    100 Common Interview Questions for Teachers
    Prepare for your interview in advance by reviewing the most common interview questions for teachers!

    The Apple Network -
    A Guide to Teacher Interviews
    Find advice and a helpful guide on how to succeed in teacher interviews.



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    Teaching Job Banks (Traditional School) 
    Please click on your state to search available job opportunities.

    Alabama

    California

    Florida

    Georgia


    Hawaii

    Idaho 

    Maryland 

    Nevada

    New York

    North Carolina

    Oklahoma 

    South Carolina

    Tennessee

    Utah

    Vermont

    Virginia

    Teachers-Teachers.com
    A free job search site for teachers, administrators, speech pathologists and other personnel looking for jobs in education.

    Teachers At Work
    This is a free electronic employment service.

    Leaders in K-12 Recruitment
    This is a free electronic employment service.

    Teacher Job Fair Listing
    Provides a list of teacher job fairs scheduled across the nation.

    www.care.com
    Allows you to post yourself as an available nanny, tutor, licensed teacher, housekeeper or special needs assistant.  Clients can use the site by zip code and can find you via the services you are licensed to provide.  A background check is required.


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    Online/Virtual Teaching Opportunities

    Arizona Virtual Academy
    We are helping Arizona students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.

    Arkansas Virtual High School
    The purpose of the Arkansas Virtual High School is to provide an online alternative learning environment for the students of Arkansas' public schools who need assistance in completing coursework that is difficult to receive due to factors such as schedule conflicts, homebound due to extenuating circumstances, and other factors that might impede a student's progress through grades 9-12.

    California Virtual Academy
    The California Virtual Academies—the only K¹² Certified Schools in the state—combine visionary leadership and the highest-quality distance-learning curriculum available today to provide an innovative, highly effective education for California students.

    Colorado Virtual Academy
    With the Colorado Virtual Academy (COVA), students in grades K-12 have a high-quality, tuition-free, online public school education option. Working one-on-one with a teacher, students can learn anywhere an Internet connection can be found.

    Connecticut Virtual Learning
    The CT Virtual Learning Center offers online supplemental courses to CT high school and home schooled students as a complement as well as an alternative to traditional courses. Curriculum will engage students by connecting real world applications to learning through problem solving and/or project-based learning assignments.

    Distance Education and Training Council
    The DETC aspires to be the preeminent accrediting association for distance education and training institutions worldwide. It aims to be a resource for distance learning institutions, encouraging them to strive for excellence in fulfilling their missions. Through voluntary assessment and high standards for academic quality, DETC intends to stimulate excellence in student services, student learning outcomes and consumer protection, to assure our various publics that its accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purposes and addressing the public's expectations.

    Florida Virtual School

    Florida Virtual School is committed to you by providing students with educational opportunities. We are a statewide, internet-based, public high school offering a rigorous curriculum online. In our experience with thousands of happy students, parents and educators, we know the secret to a successful online education is a high level of communication powered by certified FLVS instructors.

    Georgia Virtual School
    Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) is part of the Georgia Department of Education's Office of Technology Services. GAVS is fully accredited and operates in partnership with Georgia parents and schools to offer high school level courses across the state.

    Hawaii Virtual School
    HVS serves students of Hawaii and throughout the world. Our dynamic learning environment provides comprehensive, interactive curriculum to students in grades k-12. So, whether you're a home, private, or a public school student, we have many options for you. Take a moment to look around and find out why HVS is making big waves.

    Idaho Virtual Academy
    With the Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA), students in grades K-12 have a high-quality, tuition-free, online public school education option. Working one-on-one with a teacher, students can learn anywhere an Internet connection can be found.

    Illinois Virtual High School
    The mission of the Illinois Virtual High School is to use new and emerging technologies that expand the boundaries of space and time to provide Illinois students and their teachers with increased equity and access to the highest quality educational opportunities.

    Indiana Virtual Academy
    High school programs are accredited by NCA’s Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

    Kansas Online Public Schools
    Kansas offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Below is a list of no-cost online schools currently serving elementary and high school students in Kansas. In order to qualify for the list, schools must meet the following qualifications: classes must be available completely online, they must offer services to state residents, and they must be funded by the government. Virtual schools listed may be charter schools, state-wide public programs, or private programs that receive government funding.

    Kentucky Virtual High School
    KVHS is a statewide educational service delivering high school courses and online learning opportunity to Kentuckians. KVHS courses are delivered to public high schools through the Kentucky Education Technology System.

    Louisiana Virtual School
    The Louisiana Virtual School is a Louisiana Department of Education initiative that provides Louisiana high school students access to standards-based high school courses delivered by certified Louisiana teachers via the Internet.

    Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics
    The Maryland Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics entails bringing to the classroom the same team problem solving, technology rich approaches currently used in research and business.

    Massachusetts Virtual Academy
    In grades K-8, a certified or licensed teacher is assigned to each student. Teachers communicate through e-mail, telephone, or in online meetings, and in some cases, face to face. In high school, students are assigned a team of teachers, each one trained and experienced in one of the core subject areas. The family also receives boxes of materials, including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos, and hands-on materials. These materials complement online learning and the overall schooling experience, while catering to a variety of learning styles to maximize learning objectives.

    Michigan Virtual High School
    Every Michigan child should prepare for a globally competitive future that is integrated with technology and focused on the knowledge economy. The Michigan Virtual High School lets all schools offer students equal access to diverse courses, a way to build technology skills and tools that help them succeed on high-stakes, standardized tests.

    Minnesota Online High School
    Minnesota Online High School offers online high school curriculum, GED, and college prep courses to students in grades 10-12. One of the unique features of Minnesota Online High School is their advising staff who provides parents and students one-on-one support in planning and managing a student's online high school education.

    Mississippi Virtual Public School
    Mississippi Virtual Public School (MVPS) is a web-based educational service offered by the Mississippi Department of Education to provide Mississippi students and educators with access to a wider range of course work, with more flexibility in scheduling, and with the opportunity to develop their capacities as independent learners.

    Missouri Distance Learning
    Missouri offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Click above to see the list of no-cost online schools currently serving elementary and high school students in Missouri. In order to qualify for the list, schools must meet the following qualifications: classes must be available completely online, they must offer services to state residents, and they must be funded by the government. Virtual schools listed may be charter schools, state-wide public programs, or private programs that receive government funding.

    Nebraska Online High School
    A list of online high schools have programs available in Nebraska. Some are tuition free public online high schools offered to high school aged residents of Nebraska. Others are private online high schools offering classes and the opportunity to earn an online high school diploma to persons from a variety of ages and without regard to residing in the state of Nebraska.

    Nevada Virtual High School
    NVHS is the nation's first full service interactive online high school program open to students everywhere. Established in 1998, the school has over 50 graduates. Approximately fifty high school level classes are offered with online teacher support nine hours daily. All classes meet or exceed current national standards and Nevada state standards.

    New Hampshire Virtual Learning Academy
    We are pleased to welcome you to New Hampshire's first statewide on-line virtual high school. The Academy's goal is to use the latest internet technologies to provide our state's high school students with any time, any where access to a rigorous, personalized education that helps them learn today, graduate tomorrow and prepare for the future.

    New Jersey Virtual High School
    The traditional boundaries of education are disappearing with the New Jersey Virtual School. With the New Jersey Virtual School, no longer do students have to be subject to rigid definitions of time and place. The New Jersey Virtual School empowers you to become educated utilizing the freedom of the Internet. Earn your credits where you want and when you want.

    New Mexico Online Public Schools
    New Mexico offers resident students the opportunity to take online public school courses for free. Click above to see a list of no-cost online schools currently serving elementary and high school students in New Mexico. In order to qualify for the list, schools must meet the following qualifications: classes must be available completely online, they must offer services to state residents, and they must be funded by the government. Virtual schools listed may be charter schools, state-wide public programs, or private programs that receive government funding.

    North Carolina Virtual Public School
    NCVPS and Learn and Earn online continue to provide students with expanded academic options by offering online courses and online services such as test preparation, career planning services, and credit recovery to North Carolina students. By virtue of our online course delivery, students from all areas of our state will now have access to courses and highly qualified teachers in subjects that they may not have available at their local school.

    North Dakota Division of Independent Study
    For the past 67 years, NDIS has maintained a proud tradition of providing quality distance education to students and schools around the world. As important distance learning choices are made, reputation, tradition, and expertise are elements that must be considered.

    Ohio Virtual Academy
    With the Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA), students in grades K-12 have a high-quality, tuition-free, online public school education option. Working one-on-one with a teacher, students can learn anywhere an Internet connection can be found.

    Oklahoma Virtual High School
    Oklahoma Virtual High School is a FREE state-wide program that offers you the ability to go to high school online AND graduate with a diploma! The program is a fully accredited solution that provides online courses for students across the state of Oklahoma. We offer a full–time option for students, grades 6-12, who are looking for an alternative to the traditional environment, for whatever reason. With Oklahoma Virtual High School, you now have another option.

    Oregon Virtual Academy
    We're helping Oregon students in grades K-8 reach their true, personal potential.

    Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School
    The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School was established in 2001 as one of the first virtual public schools in the state. We use technology to deliver individualized, nurturing, academically stimulating education for K-12 students. We have grown to become the most academically successful virtual public school in the state which consistently posts the highest overall PSSA scores of all cyber charters. We also provide dedicated non-academic support to develop a child's full social potential.

    South Carolina Virtual Charter School
    You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it, too. The South Carolina Virtual Charter School (SCVCS) and K¹² ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping South Carolina students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.

    South Dakota Virtual School
    Choice. Flexibility. Quality. That's what the South Dakota Virtual School offers: a variety of courses that students can take on their own time, all taught by qualified professionals and aligned to the state's content standards.  Any middle or high school student in South Dakota is eligible to take courses via the South Dakota Virtual School.

    Texas Virtual School
    The Texas Virtual School is a web-based learning initiative designed to meet the needs of Texas public school students and educators. Private school students and staff are welcome to take advantage of the programs offered through the Texas Virtual School. Its mission is to provide extended and flexible learning opportunities for secondary students and educators through web-based programs.

    Utah Electronic High School
    Students, welcome to the Electronic High School, a new horizon in education. EHS has been in operation since 1994 and provides a wide variety of courses to students across the world. Additional courses are added each year as resources and funding permit.

    Virginia Virtual Advanced Placement School
    The Virtual Advanced Placement School provides a variety of college-level and foreign language courses, using distance learning technologies. The Virtual Advanced Placement School was designed to provide educational opportunities to schools that may have too few students to justify hiring a full-time teacher, are unable to find qualified teachers, or for students with scheduling conflicts.

    Washington Virtual Academy
    The Washington Virtual Academies—programs of Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 (grades K-8) and Monroe Public Schools (grades 9-12)—and leading online curriculum provider K¹² work together to ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive.

    West Virginia Virtual School
    The Virtual School initiative is the latest effort from the West Virginia Department of Education and the WV Legislature to provide students throughout the Mountain State with quality educational opportunities -- no matter where they the Washington Virtual Academies—programs of Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 (grades K-8) and Monroe Public Schools (grades 9-12)—and leading online curriculum provider K¹² work together to ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive.

    Wisconsin Virtual School
    Wisconsin Virtual School (WVS), Wisconsin's Web Academy, is an online course service provider that partners with school districts throughout the state, to offer online courses to middle and high school students.

    Wyoming Virtual Academy
    With the Wyoming Virtual Academy (WYVA), a public school program of Niobrara School District #1, students in grades K-12 have a high-quality, tuition-free, online public school education option. Working one-on-one with a teacher, students can learn anywhere an Internet connection can be found.



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