WGU Career & Professional Development
Field Experience Resume Resources
The resume you are about to create is intended to assist you in securing your preclinical field placement. Many school districts request a resume to determine if they will accept a teacher candidate in their school. Follow the steps below to create a professional resume.
- Review the Field Experience Resume Guide to develop and/or update your existing resume.
- View the Field Experience Sample Resumes: FE Sample, New to Teaching AND FE Sample, Extensive Experience.
- Download the Field Experience Resume Template in Word to create your own resume. (NOTE: You must download this document prior to editing.)
- Upload your resume in Word format to officially attach it to your file.
Writing an Effective Field Experience Resume Webinar. Review this webinar recording to learn about the process of writing a compelling resume that will attract the attention of school districts. You can also view upcoming career events to attend one of our upcoming live events!
The Career & Professional Development department offers personalized resume reviews upon request. Please email a Word version of your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org after thoroughly reviewing the resources listed above. You will be referred back to these resources if your resume does not reflect the best practices outlined in the guide and resume template.
Please Note: Once you complete your preclinical and demonstration teaching field experiences, you will update your resume to include your demonstration teaching experience. Career resources for your Portfolio Resume Task and conducting a successful job search can be found here.
Some districts may request a cover letter, or letter of interest, from students interested in securing placement. Use the resource below to craft a strong cover letter. After creating a draft of your cover letter, you can send it to email@example.com for review.
During the field experience process, some districts may request a biography from students interested in securing placement. A Field Experience Biography is not always a requirement, so please check with your Field Placement Coordinator to confirm if you have any questions.
Career & Professional Development does not provide personalized reviews of biographies but has created the resource below to assist in the writing process.