Reply To: I am dying to get my first teaching job, but …
Interesting topic. I am currently a graduate student at Appalachian State University, NC, and will be teaching (hopefully) this upcoming fall semester while I do research for my thesis. I am more concerned with getting a job interview than I am about the actual interview. While at Campbell University, my music professors held mock interviews and my education professors set up mock interviews with actual principals from nearby schools. At ASU I have had mock interviews with a board of professors, including the Dean. Frankly, if I can survive an interview with the Dean and a board of other professors then I can survive any interview. My distress comes from the lack of the NAfME “Job Center Listings”. For example, I know there are several schools in NC searching for music educators, but none have posted to the job listings site. It would be great if all school districts were aware of this resource provided by NAfME and used it.
Appalachian State University, MM Music Education, ’14
Campbell University, ’12