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Teacher Education References Guide

The reference page is a separate document from the résumé. Always ask a reference for permission before listing them. If they agree, send them a current résumé along with the position description. It is important to keep your references informed on your job search status. Only submit your references when requested by the organization/district to which you are applying. If you use a teacher as a reference, be sure to ask for their summer contact information, as it may be different than their contact information during the school year.

Education Résumé, Cover Letter, and Reference Guide (PDF)

Formatting Tips

  • Heading: Use the same heading as your résumé.
  • Font: The style and size of your font should match your resume and cover letter.
  • Format: Either left-align or center your text.
  • Number: It is recommended that you have a minimum of three professional references, one of which should be a principal.
  • Name of person using: Ms., Mr., Dr., Prof.
  • Position title
  • Company/organization
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
Whom to Ask?
  • Former/current cooperating teachers
  • Former/current career-related work supervisors
  • On-campus student-teaching supervisor
  • Principals
  • Contacts from volunteer work
  • Coaches
  • Professors
  • Mentors
  • Customers/clients
View the Teacher Education Résumé, Cover Letter & Reference Guide (PDF) to see a sample reference page.
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