How does one become a High School Russian teacher
September 28, 2012 2:40 PM Subscribe
How do I go about getting hired for a position that doesn't exist: a High School Russian teacher?
posted by SollosQ to Work & Money (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The job exists, or so there has been a precedence for such a position at other schools. In fact, the College Board has been developing and testing an AP Russian Culture and Language test. What I want to do, is approach high schools, and make the case that they should offer a Russian language class to their students, and that I would be a fitting candidate for teaching.
Now, how do I got about doing that? Let's say I have a CV; and a cover letter detailing the reasons for why the Russian language should be taught and my own credentials; and a complete syllabus for the course, serving as a beginning proposal.
Do I send an email to the employment address, if they have one - some don't, or do I give them a call? If I send an email, how should I start? I'm personally inclined to just shove all my documents out to them and let them get back to me if they're interested, but I can see how this could be seen as too forward or desperate.
For what it's worth, I'm a senior at university preparing for my Spring graduation. I am also aware of my university's career services, and am going to get in touch with them about this and other things.