Cover Letter Sample for a Teaching Job

Teaching / Education Cover Letter Example

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Are you applying for a job as a teacher? Your cover letter should include information on any past experience you have as a teacher, as well as relevant certification and training details. If you have non-teaching work or volunteer experience that involves working with children, you can highlight that in your cover letter as well.

The following is an example of a cover letter for a teaching job. Use this cover letter as a guide, but remember to adjust the details to fit your situation and the specific position you are applying for.

Cover Letter Sample for Teaching / Education

FirstName LastName
87 Washington Street
Smithfield, CA 08055
555-555-5555 (h)
123-123-1234 (c)


Mr. John Doe
Smithfield Elementary School
Main Street
Smithfield, CA 08055

Dear Mr. Doe,

I am interested in applying for a teaching position, on the elementary level, in your school district. As a 20XX graduate of XXX College, I have student teaching experience on the third and sixth-grade level, in both suburban and urban school districts.

At the present time, I am teaching “at risk” preschool children. This position enables me to provide these students with a “head start” in mastering basic skills. I am challenged to be creative, nurturing, and most of all, patient.

In my junior year at XXX College, a passion for and knowledge of horses created an opportunity for me to work for the Racing Museum. This position allowed me to teach every fourth-grade class in the local school system.

I coordinated field trips with classroom instruction.

It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent teacher who will make a positive contribution to your school district. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


Signature (hard copy letter)

FirstName LastName

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