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FIELD EXPERIENCE RESOURCES

Field Experience Resume Resources

The resume you are about to create is intended to assist you in securing your preclinical field placement. Many school districts request a resume to determine if they will accept a teacher candidate in their school. Follow the steps below to create a professional resume..

  1. Download the Field Experience Resume Template in Word to create your own resume. View Sample Field Experience Resume.
  2. Finalize your resume using the Field Experience Resume Checklist.
  3. Upload your resume in Word format for submission and review (if the resume is submitted as a Google Document or PDF, you will receive an email requesting to resubmit your resume in Word).
  4. Implement any changes suggested by your Career & Professional Development Specialist and re-upload your new resume in place of the one you previously submitted. 
  5. Congratulations! These changes will assist you in achieving a stronger professional presence for the schools/districts where you would like to complete your field experience. 

Please note:  Once you complete your preclinical and demonstration teaching field experiences, you will update your resume to include your demonstration teaching experience, pending licenses or certifications, and a professional summary. Career resources for your Portfolio Resume Task and conducting a successful job search can be found here.

Cover Letter Resource

Some districts may request a cover letter, or letter of interest, from students interested in securing placement. Use the resource below to craft a strong cover letter. After creating a draft of your cover letter, you can send it to careers@wgu.edu for review. 

Biography Resource

During the field experience process, some districts may request a biography from students interested in securing placement. A Field Experience Biography is not always a requirement, so please check with your Field Placement Coordinator to confirm if you have any questions.  

Career & Professional Development does not provide personalized reviews of biographies but has created the resource below to assist in the writing process.