We sampled 15 of the most common interview questions given to teachers for teaching job interviews. Questions are most often designed to see if you have any knowledge of the field, the subject matter of the classroom, the age and diversity of the students, and standard skills associated with being a teacher. Below are ten additional questions for teaching job interviews that you may experience.
Additional Teaching Interview Questions
- Your class appears to be falling behind. How do you address this issue?
- What do you consider to be the greatest challenge of teaching students in [age group]?
- What has been your most rewarding teaching experience?
- What types of testing materials do you use?
- Do you believe standardized testing is an adequate assessment of progress?
- How do you encourage students to participate in class discussion?
- What rewards do you offer (if any) to students that have beaten expectations?
- What do you know about modern advancements in teaching research?
- What role do you expect parents to play in their child’s education?
- How would your students describe you as a teacher?
Preparing for Your Teaching Job Interview
Teachers may be in high demand, but schools are poorly funded, and can only afford educators that truly have a grasp on teaching and teaching methods. In order to show the interviewer that you have those abilities, you must prepare for your teaching job interview thoroughly, including answering some of the possible interview questions you receive at your teacher job interview.
You should also take the time to create questions on your own, based on what you can expect as a teacher in today’s current educational environment, the population you will be teaching, the subject matter and the institution.
Take Away Interview Tips
- You will receive many questions about challenges in the teaching environment.