Social Studies Teacher Cover Letter
The applicant was transitioning from government employment to teaching. Because of his background in real-world government and politics, he wanted to be a social studies teacher.
Sample Social Studies Teacher Cover Letter
April 17, 2010
456, X Street, Y Avenue,
Dear Mr. Martinez:
After a successful career in government, I recently fulfilled a lifelong desire to become an educator at the secondary level. I have completed my education and licensure requirements and am excited to begin my teaching career. This letter is sent to inquire about possible teaching opportunities within the Columbus City Schools. The enclosed resume will provide detailed information regarding my background and experience in support of my candidacy.
To briefly highlight my qualifications, I offer you the following:
- Social Studies Comprehensive Certification (7-12) complemented by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science
- Successful classroom teaching experience as a substitute and student teacher in diverse classroom settings-experienced in developing and implementing integrated lesson plans for cooperative learning
- More than 10 years of professional involvement in government at the local, state and federal levels providing invaluable insight and knowledge to bring into the classroom
In short, I bring a unique combination of education and "real world" experience not often found in today's classroom teachers. I believe the time I spent in government can only enhance my social studies teaching. Should you have a teaching position available, I would appreciate being considered a serious candidate. You should also know that I would be interested in serving as an advisor for extracurricular clubs and/or activities. Feel free to contact me to set up an interview or to answer any questions you may have regarding my background and experience.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.