If you managed to survive AND pass your certification exams, the next step is applying for jobs and preparing for the interview. It seems that most states as well as the DODEA system require online applications to get you added to a pool of "qualified applicants" for future job openings. This is an important time consuming process where attention to detail is key. Update your résumés and reference lists and order multiple copies of all of your college transcripts so you have one copy of each to upload and a couple extras in hard copy to submit if needed. The following are some questions you may be asked at your next interview. I recommend showing up with an extra copy of your résumé and reference list as well as a small notebook for you to take notes on job details you want to remember. You may also want to compose a list of questions about the job, the overall atmosphere of the school, and types of classes you might teach if hired. Do not ask about salary, benefits, etc. Those questions come after you're hired and directed to HR personnel. Lastly, dress professionally!
1. Tell us about yourself and your educational background.
2. What is unique about your teaching style?
3. What is your grading policy?
4. How do you handle "difficult" students?
5. What is your classroom management plan?
6. If I were to walk in your classroom in the middle of a lesson, what would I see?
7. How do you use technology in your classroom?
8. Have you had experience teaching students with learning disabilities? What did you do to help them?
9. Do you have any questions for us? (The answer is "YES!")
This is by no means a complete list. But, it should help prepare your mindset. Good Luck!!