Job Interview Questions for Teachers

The questions a candidate will face during a job interview are split into two general parts: Basic questions – which are approximately the same for every position – and professional ones – which just focus on the abilities related to the specific job. For teachers, both types of these inquiries matter a lot. Knowing typical questions and practising how to answer them may make the difference.

Primary questions

Recruiters at first want to evaluate your character and analyze your personality. The way you answer seems to be more important than what exactly you say. Some frequent questions are:     

  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why did you (or do you want to) become a teacher?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Professional questions

In this part, you will be asked about your education and experience. Then, your specific method to run a classroom will come up. Of course, different classes for different students are not the same. However, you must know all strategies and approaches you might need. Generally, a successful teacher must be good at two separate areas: Classroom management and lesson planning. Here are some common questions regarding these skills:

  • What method do you hire to run a class?
  • How do you behave with less conscientious and less agreeable students?
  • How would you handle parents?
  • Describe a good lesson and explain why it is considered good.
  • How would you individualize a curriculum for learners at different levels?
  • How would you identify the specific need of individuals?