Private/independent schools frequently have greater flexibility in their hiring than do public schools. As a result, teacher certification is not required for most middle and high school teaching positions. Generally speaking, candidates should have a bachelor's degree in the same field as their teaching field (e.g., a math major could be hired to teach 9th-grade algebra). Some roles, however, do have more stringent requirements.
Teacher certification is usually required. Moreover, the strong private schools with which Southern Teachers works will seldom hire elementary teachers who do not have teaching experience. ST can help elementary candidates who have:
• a superior academic record (undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher)
• very strong professional recommendations
• at least two or three years of full-time classroom experience
• significant geographic flexibility in their search
Teacher certification strongly preferred.
MLS or comparable degree typically required.
Master's degree in counselor education. Most private schools will only hire experienced school counselors.
Master's degree in counseling desirable, but not typically required. Experience either in the field of college counseling or in college admissions is essential.
Southern Teachers will hold two Virtual Job Fairs in 2021.
All active Southern Teachers candidates are eligible and encouraged to partipate!
Registration open soon!
In our groundbreaking Leadership Study based on assessments of almost 250 sitting heads of school, you'll read about the specific personality traits that distinguish independent school leaders. Nine reports published serially this fall on topics such as Ambition, Learning Approaches, and Interpersonal Sensitivity. Does your personality predict your performance?
Our 12th Annual Student Art Contest will begin accepting submissions on November 1. Students at member school in grades 8-12 are eligible to participate. One art teacher from each member school should register to coordinate submissions.
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