Your placement file and academic preparation page are key tools in your search for a teaching placement.
I see the benefits of Evergreen’s interdisciplinary approach at my high school as MiT alumni make connections and foster projects with teachers of different subjects.
—Stephen Rood, North Thurston High School Principal
Many districts will request a placement file when you apply for a teaching job; they can request it directly from the Master in Teaching program in a standardized format. However, different districts have different application methods and requirements. Always check before you apply.
Even if you don't use the placement file process in a specific application, these materials will be useful in your job search.
You’ll pay a $50 fee to create and store your placement file with us. You can always update it with new information or when you are looking for a new teaching position.
Contact us to request updates or have files sent to a potential employer.
Elements of your placement file
- Candidate's Page: this is a high-level statement of your teaching approach. Sample Candidate's Page (PDF)
- Academic Preparation Page
- Letters of Recommendation Sample Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
- Resume: use your resume to elaborate on your candidate's page and to highlight your experience. Sample Resume (PDF)
Academic Preparation Page
Your Academic Preparation Page is a snapshot of your background for potential employers. In one to two pages, you'll list your masters and endorsement credits, plus any other academic background relevant to the position.
This document should show the depth and breadth of your preparation. It also includes anything really interesting like foreign language or technology expertise. As you create your list of preparatory credits, consider what you've done that really stands out.