How do I write an application letter for teaching job? This is one of the most common search queries. So, if you’re about to apply for a post of secondary or primary school teacher and you don’t know how to go about writing the letter of application for the teaching position? Here is a sample of an application letter for the post of a teacher that will guide you towards writing your own letter.
The sample of application letters for the post of a teacher will serve as a template for writing your own application letter or cover letter for teaching position in any school. Edit it appropriately to create your own application letter. If you submit a good job application letter, it will increase your chances of being called for an interview.
Sample I: Application Letter for the Post of a Secondary school Teacher
No. 37 Lagos Street,
28th November, 2018.
The Principal, National Grammar School,
APPLICATION FOR TEACHING POSITION
I write to apply for teaching position in your school. I am interested in being one of your school teachers. I am well qualified and would be an asset to the school because of my experience working as a teacher of English Language at Girls Grammar School, Nike.
I have worked as a middle school teacher as well as camp direct curriculum that meets the need of students. I enjoy teaching students and helping them build confidence in their abilities. In addition, I have computer skills that will be an asset when developing class project.
It is my goal to combine my range of experience to make a positive contribution in English Language to your school. I would welcome an interview and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.
John Nzem.The above sample of application letter for a teaching position could be edited for secondary school teaching job.
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Sample II: Application Letter for the Post of a Primary school Teacher
No 25 Kofo Abayomi Avenue,
Apapa, Lagos State.
28th November, 2018
Royal International Nursery & Primary School,
APPLICATION FOR POST OF A CIVIC EDUCATION TEACHER
I write to apply for post of a Civic Education teacher in your school. I am interested in being one of your teachers. I graduated from Enugu State College of Education with upper credit in Civic Education.
I am well qualified and would be an asset to your school because of my wealth of experience working as a Civic Education Teacher at Divine Grace Nursery and primary School, Nkpo. I have worked as an auxiliary headmistress. I enjoy teaching pupils and helping them build self esteem. In addition, I have computer skills that will be an asset when developing class project.
It is my desire to combine my range of experience to make a positive change in Civic Education in your school. I would welcome an interview from you. Hope to hear from you soonest.
Yours faithfully, Mike Ejim.
The above sample of application letter for a teaching position could be edited for primary school teaching job. So, you edit it accordingly to produce your own copy of an Application letter for teaching job at a grade level school
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Format to Write Excellent Teaching Job Application Letter
The format to draft your own teaching job application letter is as follows:
Put down Your address with date of application
The first thing you should do when you want to write application letter for the post of a teacher is to put down your address. This address should be at upper right-hand side of the application letter.
Typical Example of address with punctuation;
No. 37 Lagos Street,
28th November, 2018.
If you don’t want to punctuate the address, remove the punctuation on the address but at the end put full stop to end the address. So you’ll have something like this:
No. 65 Oyuike Street
Ogui New- layout
28th November, 2018.
Your receiver’s address
The next is to write your receiver’s address and it has to be at the right hand-side immediately below your address. The receiver’s address could be any of the below examples;
National Grammer School,
Amuvi community primary school,
Johnbull primary school,
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The salutation takes the form of:
- Dear Sir/Madam
Title of the Application Letter
The title of your application letter should contain the position you’re applying for. Examples of titles of teaching job application:
- Application for Post of an English Teacher
- Application for Post of a Physical and Health Education Teacher
- Application for a Position of Mathematics Teacher
- Application for Post of a Civic Education Teacher
If you just need a teaching position, maybe you just secure any teacher position. You can use an open application letter title such:
- Application for Post of a Teaching Position
- Application for a teaching job Employment
Body of the Application letter
The body of the application letter is major part of the teaching job application letter. You’ll need to construct your sentences very well. The body of your application letter should contain:
- Academic qualifications
- Work experiences
- How you’ll contribute to the school
Your strengths, achievements should be in line with the position you’re applying for and what you intend to achieve if given the position you applied for.
The body of your application letter has to show that you’re fit for job.
“What- if I have no teaching experience, Can I still apply for teaching position?” Yes! But, you have to prove that you can tutor pupils as the school will test your teaching skills. On the other hand, it is not advisable to apply for teaching position when you know you don’t have teaching skills or you’re not a teacher by profession.
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The closing is the last part of the application letter. It takes this form:
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With the above samples and format, you can now write application letter for any teaching job in Nigeria. The Teaching job application letter format and samples are applicable anywhere in West Africa.
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