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.
Registration for Best of the South, our Atlanta Job Fair, will open November 1 for schools and candidates. Our fair on February 3, Super Bowl Saturday, will be a terrific way to find a private school teaching job. This annual event typically draws 125-200 teacher candidates and 50-60 schools from DC to Florida to Texas.
This teacher job fair is only open to active Southern Teachers candidates. Free admission. All majors and degrees sought. Apply today to become a Southern Teachers candidate!
Southern Teachers is assisting Cary Academy in its search for a new Director of Admissions & Financial Aid to begin work next summer after the current Director retires. The new Director of Admissions will lead a team of four professionals who have helped the Cary Academy become the most diverse independent school in North Carolina and develop a highly successful parent and student ambassador program. With full enrollment, a wonderful reputation in the community, and outstanding student success in and beyond Cary Academy, the next Director of Admissions & Financial Aid will be stepping into a high functioning office with clear goals for the future.
We're headed to a college near you! Southern Teachers recruiters are traveling to career fairs, information sessions, and interview days throughout the fall. We would like to meet you! If you're a student interested in teaching, be sure to attend and find us under the elephant!
This majestic creature symbolizes many different things in cultures around the world, but we selected it as our icon because the elephant and the agency have key traits in common.