Jobs After Graduation
Education MajorsYou’ve come to the right place to find a teaching job. The Career Center has just the tools you need to match your skills and interests with the right job after graduation.
All education majors are asked to first update their information on CareerLink. This will help us keep you up-to-date on the latest information relating to majors. It will also give you the opportunity to search our database of job posting. School District openings are posted on CareerLink.
Here’s how else we can help:
As of June 2012, we no longer maintain Credential Files. You should create a set of "working credentials" by obtaining copies of your evaluations and recommendation letters. We also suggest that you maintain copies of your teaching resume, sample cover letter, personal statement and/or teaching philosophy, unofficial transcript and portfolio which can be used to obtain employment. If you would like specific directions on how to manage your credential files, visit Credential Files.
Request an official or unofficial transcript by contacting the Registrar’s Office at 218.299.3228
Get a head start on applying for your licensure by contacting us for State of Minnesota or State of North Dakota materials – though you’ll have to wait until after your graduation to process your application. Completed applications, fingerprint cards, and checks should be returned to the Registrar’s Office for final processing.
Applying for Teaching Positions
As you can imagine, applying for teaching jobs can be a time-consuming process. We suggest you begin applying at least two months prior to graduation. Here’s a handy guide, including a timeline, to help you out.
Minnesota Education Job Fair
The Minnesota College and University Career Services Association sponsors an annual job fair for prospective teachers. The Minnesota Education Job Fair is typically held in late April and only students and alumni of Minnesota colleges and universities are eligible to attend. To attend the fair you must register with the Career Center and only pre-registered candidates will be admitted.
Interviewing, Job Search and Other Helpful Links