K-12 Job Search Resources

K-12 Career and Licensing Services provides individual assistance with the job search process for students in and graduates of Lewis & Clark’s teaching, school counseling, school psychology, and educational administration programs.

Timelines and Resources

School District Maps and National Directory

Cover Letters, Resumes, and License Place-holder

Letters of Recommendation

Letters of recommendation are typically written at the end of your student teaching or internship experience and are usually written by the three people whom you have listed as references.

  • If you have applied for a position and the school district is requiring you to upload letters of recommendation before these letters have been written, you have two options:
    1. Create a Word document or .pdf that you scan and upload indicating that you are completing your student teaching or final internship and the date that you anticipate receiving your final letters of recommendation (usually in April or May of your final year in the program).
    2. In the unusual case where the school district requires the letters to finalize an early hiring decision, you can ask your references to write in-process letters as placeholders until they write the final letters at the end of your field experience.

Interview and Educator Fair Preparation

Building Your Network

Profiles and e-Portfolios (optional)

Resources for BIPOC Educators

Resources for Transgender Educators

Student Loans and Other Assistance