Maths Teacher Resumes

Jillian, Senior Resume Writer

For me, this is the heart of the resume writing process – we aren’t just putting facts and figures, phrases and sentences, timelines and contact info together in a document! We are telling a story in such a way as to capture someone’s attention. We want to tell a story that is interesting, clear, descriptive, as well as comprehensive with all of the necessary facts and figures.

Maths teacher resume core streams

Please note – This article relates to basic Maths teacher resumes, not specialist, or Special Education areas.

  • Essential statutory information – This information includes state licenses, required certifications, and may include systems certifications, and/or background checks. Make sure that your resume contains all the required information before submission.
  • Qualifications and practical experience – Schools need teachers who can deliver practical teaching results, as well as expertise in maths. Your resume must show both.

When writing your resume, systematically address the following issues in the appropriate parts of your resume:


Your career aspirations, “why you want the job”, which explains how your job application fits your career path.


This part of your resume needs to be extremely clearly defined, matching employer needs and showing superior levels of expertise, productivity, and experience.


Be sure to show appropriate licenses, certifications, qualifications and other credentials, preferably in list form.

Work history

Use examples from your work history which are clearly relevant to the job requirements. Cite specific systems work, for example, to show your skills and experience.

Resume formats – Functional resumes

The functional resume format is an excellent type of resume formatting, giving a lot of flexibility and space management options. This is the best format resume to highlight your skills and abilities.

This is a simple functional resume format:

  • Title and contacts – Name, phone number, email, and address.
  • Personal profile/ objectives – This is an introductory overview of your work, career, and expertise, sometimes called a summary, one paragraph.
  • Skills – The skills section is a critical part of your resume. You can use this section to list your skills and extrapolate advanced skills. Be sure to match your skills with job requirements.
  • Qualifications – List qualifications, using the academic format denoting degree, honors, institution, and date of qualification. You can also use this section for your statutory documentation, or have a special section for that information.
  • Employment history – This is a particularly important section on your resume, detailing past experience and showing you have the required levels of experience for the job. Make sure to show your experience in direct context with job requirements.

Managing information on your resume

One of the major issues for experienced teachers is the sheer amount of information they can put on their resumes. More isn’t necessarily better. Edit your math or art teacher resume to make sure you include clearly relevant information.

The two core streams are also the best places to showcase your credentials for the jobs:

  • Skills – This section allows you to deliver useful information showing your expertise. Employers need to see superior skills and clear value to the teaching role.
  • Experience – Experience is extremely important and highly relevant to candidate selection. Schools need to see that you can deliver the work they need, self-manage and achieve goals. Spell out your practical experience, showing obvious relevance to the requirements of any position for which you apply.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has many articles on Maths teaching at all levels which you can use for reference:

At high school level, anticipated job growth for Mathematics teachers in the US to 2022 is 6%, or 52,900. Average salary is $55, 050. The number of jobs is proportionate to the current number of teaching positions at high school level.

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