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The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill the lifelong pursuit of purpose by providing services, access to information, resources, and experiences that address individual career needs.

Specific Questions for Education Majors

  1. What is your philosophy of education?
  2. Describe your style of teaching.
  3. Why do you want to work in our district?
  4. Define the role of the principal.
  5. How do you handle discipline in your classroom?
  6. Describe in detail a lesson that you taught.
  7. How would you incorporate the Common Core State Standards into your lessons?
  8. Why did you enter the field of teaching?
  9. What qualities do you have that make you an effective teacher?
  10. Tell me about your experience with special needs students.
  11. What has been your experience teaching diverse populations?
  12. How do you plan to successfully include parents in the classroom?
  13. How do you meet the range of needs commonly present in a classroom?
  14. When do you use an individual, group and/or whole class teaching approach? Why?
  15. If I walked into your classroom, what would I see/hear?
  16. Describe the ideal classroom environment.
  17. What are some characteristics of a well-managed classroom?
  18. What are some examples of rules you would have in your classroom? How are they established?
  19. Describe your most difficult student discipline situation and how you handled it.
  20. What professional development topics most interest you?
  21. What extracurricular activities can you supervise?
  22. What is your experience using technology in the classroom?
  23. If students are having difficulty learning a skill or concept, what do you do?
  24. What do you plan to be doing in five years?
  25. What are your career goals?
  26. What was your biggest problem in student teaching? How did you resolve it?
  27. How do you get students to come to school motivated to learn?
  28. What qualities do you have that would enhance our teaching staff?
  29. What do you believe is the greatest challenge facing education today?
  30. Why should our school district hire you?

    Updated: 09/2012