1. Online Interview

The Office of Alternative Certification refers to this document when school districts call to inquire about potential hires. It is helpful if you are able to provide information relative to your decision to teach, work experience, experience working with children (paid or unpaid), and other information that would be of interest to a potential employer.Thank you.

* 1. Please provide contact information.

* 2. How did you hear about us?

* 3. Which of the following best describes your current situation?

* 4. What is your degree?

* 5. Why do you want to teach rather than pursue your current career (or another career using your degree)?

* 6. What is your previous work experience? Tell us which experiences you believe have prepared you most for teaching.

* 7. What experience do you have in working with English language learners, students with disabilities, and socio-economically disadvantaged children?

* 8. What personal attributes do you possess that you believe will help you be an effective classroom teacher?

* 9. What study skills, reflective practices, and self-improvement strategies do you utilize to improve both as a person and as a professional?

* 10. What do you believe will be most important for you in managing professional development coursework, field-based experiences, family obligations, work, and other demands?

* 11. Do you currently have any job prospects? If so, where?

* 12. Are you willing to re-locate (move) to secure a teaching position?

* 13. How many miles (one way) are you willing to commute to secure a teaching position?

* 14. What is the most important thing you want us to know when considering your admission to our program (and, ultimately, your placement in a classroom)?