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How to Write an Application for a Teaching Job?

Job hunting is a time-consuming and tiring process. There are a lot of questions that run through the mind while searching for a job. The major ones are how to apply for the job, what to write in the application, how to prepare for the interview, and likewise. We have discussed in detail about how to prepare for an interview and interview questions for teachers previously.

Why is it important to nail your job application? A well-written job application will give teachers an edge over their competitors.  It will also help to create a good first impression and attract the attention of recruiters. It is the first chance that the applicants get to show that they are a good fit for the vacancy. Acing your application for teaching job sets the right platform for you to ace the interview and further get the teaching job.

Tips on How to Write Application for Teaching Job

  • Be concise- While writing your application, ensure to make it concise and to the point. Writing a long application letter won’t guarantee you the job. Keep in mind that recruiters will be going through a lot of applications. A long application may bore them.
  • Use simple language- Don’t over complicate things. Keep it simple so that the recruiters understand what you are trying to say.
  • Highlight your strengths- Talk about your strengths and highlight them in your application letter. As mentioned, the application letter is the first chance that you get to convince the recruiters that you are a good candidate.
  • Be clear- Before you write the application letter, have clarity of thought. Set the tone right and make sure that none of the points are vague.
  • Mention your contact details in the application letter
  • Ensure to insert a subject line so that your application gets noticed
  • Be polite

Sample Applications for Teaching Job

Here are five different templates of application for a teaching job. Please bear in mind that based on the post that you are applying for and the medium, the tone has to change. These templates are provided just to give you an idea of what an application letter should look like.

Sample 1

The Principal

A to Z School



Subject: Application for the role of primary teacher

Respected Sir/ Madam,

I am interested in applying for the role of primary school teacher at A to Z. I came across the job opening on an online job portal and found that the requirements that you have stated are in alignment with my experience and knowledge. I have been teaching the primary classes since 2003. 17 years of experience with primary kids and Pre & Primary Teachers' Training from Yuva university has added to my qualities and skills. I did my B.A from Edu university.

I believe my passion for teaching and learning makes me a good fit for this role. My commitment and hardwork got me the best teacher award from my last workplace. I hope you will consider me for this position. Please find my resume attached. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,


Contact Details


Sample 2

Sanam Sharma

Old court road


New Delhi

July 15, 2020

Sundeep Rai,

The Principal,

DVY Higher Secondary School

New Delhi

Subject: Application for the post of English Teacher


This is regarding the job advertisement posted on “The Times” dated July 13, 2020, for the role of the higher secondary English teacher. I have done my M.A, M. Ed from S M I College, Delhi, and have a rich experience teaching kids. In addition to this, I have cleared CTET.

I have been working as an English teacher at SYZ Vidyalaya for the past five years. I think I will do justice to the role that you have provided and that I will fulfill your expectations. My strong communication skills would be beneficial for this position.

I believe that teaching and learning is a continuous process. I look forward to teaching, learning, and growing as a teacher at DVY.

I have attached my resume for your review. I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,

Sanam Sharma



Sample 3

Your Name




The Principal,

XYZ Higher Secondary School

Subject: Application for the post of Maths Teacher

Respected sir,

This is in reference to the advertisement posted on the NYZ portal for the role of Maths teacher.

I have been a secondary Math teacher for more than 8 years, my passion and dedication to this profession have only grown with every year.

Currently, I am handling students from 8th to 12th grade. I believe that teaching is not always about subject matter knowledge and that there is more to it. Since Mathematics is a subject that instills fear in most students, teachers have to put in extra effort. I’ve made it a point to stay up to date on the most current pedagogy and teaching methods and use custom lesson planning to develop relevant curricula for students in order to maximize their engagement with complex concepts.

I would love to be a part of your school and render my services. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours Sincerely,




Sample 4

In this sample, let’s see how you can send an application letter over email :

Subject: Application for the position of Mathematics Teacher

Dear Sir/Ma’am,

This is an application for the Mathematics teacher position at your school. I came across this opening on LinkedIn and found that the job role fits my profile perfectly. I am sending this application letter in the hope that you may find it worth your consideration. I graduated from SMC college and did my post-graduation in Mathematics. Post that, I completed my B.Ed. cleared NET last December.

I am currently looking to teach students in a respected institution like yours. I am familiar with the revised syllabus and comfortable with teaching classes across Primary and Middle School sections. Although I do not have a much of prior experience in a classroom, my passion for teaching is strong enough to make me a good teacher for this much-feared subject!

Yours sincerely,


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LinkedIn: {LinkedIn profile URL}


Job hunting is hard. The right application letter can help you land the right job. We hope this blog helped you get an idea about how to write an application letter. You have to keep in mind to tailor the application letter to the profile that the school asks for and stay honest. We will be back with more interesting and informative blogs.

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