Cover Letter for Student Teaching Position

Dear Members of the Search Committee:

I am writing to request a student teaching placement for the Spring 2015 semester. My education includes an MEd. from [private liberal arts college] (in progress), an MBA in Finance from [Top 10 Ivy League Business School], and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from [large state university]. My work experience includes engineering analysis and design, financial analysis, and extensive tutoring in quantitative subjects. Therefore, I believe I am an ideal fit for a student teaching position.

I have a passion for education in general, and STEM education in particular, that I share with virtually everyone in my life. My academic record shows the high regard I hold for scholarship, and my career path demonstrates my strong interest in teaching, coaching, explaining, and presenting difficult subjects, especially quantitative material. Most recently, my part-time work as a tutor for high school students has been so enjoyable and successful, that I have concluded that teaching is ultimately the right profession for me.

Thank you for considering my application. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss my experience and credentials further. Most importantly, I would love to share my passion for math education with the students in your school district.


Jonathan Frederick