Prepare to put your experience in the best light in your search for a teaching placement.
I see the benefits of Evergreen’s interdisciplinary approach at my high school as MiT alumni make connections and foster projects with teachers of different subjects.
—Stephen Rood, North Thurston High School Principal
As of Monday, August 3, 2015, our long-standing placement files system has been retired. All placement files will be archived but accessible if needed. New placement files will not be opened.
Most school districts have online application systems, complete with a recommendation letter request system.
If you would like assistance putting together your own documents, contact Loren Petty, Education Field Experience and Community Relations Office for individual advising.
Letters of Recommendation
Occasionally you may need to have letters of recommendation stored with an independent dossier file service. We recommend Interfolio.
All letters of recommendation requested by you from cooperating teachers, student teaching supervisors, and faculty members should be sent directly to you rather than to Placement File Services. Encourage your recommenders to save an electronic copy that they can provide to school districts directly if needed.
Academic Preparation Page
Your Academic Preparation Page is a snapshot of your background for potential employers. In one to two pages, you'll list your masters and endorsement credits, plus any other academic background relevant to the position.
This document should show the depth and breadth of your preparation. It also includes anything really interesting like foreign language or technology expertise. As you create your list of preparatory credits, consider what you've done that really stands out.
Elements of your placement file
- Candidate's Page: this is a high-level statement of your teaching approach. Sample Candidate's Page (PDF)
- Academic Preparation Page
- Letters of Recommendation Sample Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
- Resume: use your resume to elaborate on your candidate's page and to highlight your experience. Sample Resume (PDF)