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Resources for Aspiring (and Experienced) Illinois Teachers

The following links will take you to websites for educators, many of which contain job openings, professional development opportunities, and chances to network with other teachers in Illinois.

Illinois State Board of Education—www.isbe.state.il.us/certification/default.htm
Includes certification requirements, job openings, and information about learning standards for Illinois school subjects.

Careers at Chicago Public Schools—www.cps-humanresources.org/Careers/career_index.asp
Provides information about working in the Chicago public school system, the nation’s third largest school district. Includes professional development opportunities and a searchable database of jobs across the district.

Illinois Education Job Bank—www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org/JobSearch/JobSearch.aspx
A searchable database of nearly one thousand open teaching positions around Illinois; you can search by position type or county. Prospective teachers can also post résumés for employers to view.

Association of American Educators—www.aaeteachers.org
Provides legal protection, liability insurance, and professional development opportunities. Members can also apply for classroom grants and teacher scholarships.

School Spring—www.schoolspring.com
Contains access to nearly forty thousand teaching jobs across the United States, including hundreds in Illinois.

K-12 Jobs—K-12jobs.com
Has open teaching positions for public, private, and vocational schools across the country.

ABC Teaching Jobs—www.abcteachingjobs.com
Access to teaching jobs by state, grade level, and subject area.

Allows current and prospective teachers to apply online for thousands of teaching jobs in more than three hundred school districts throughout the nation.

Contains postings for Illinois teaching jobs, message boards for networking, and links to teaching-related resources.

Top School Jobs—www.topschooljobs.org
Education Week’s job posting website, which contains thousands of postings for open teaching positions across the country.

Specific Teacher Associations—There are many professional associations that serve teachers of specific subjects in Illinois. These include:

  • Illinois Science Teachers Association—www.ista-il.org
  • Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics—www.ictm.org
  • Illinois Association of Teachers of English—www.iateonline.org
  • Illinois State Music Teachers Association—www.ismta.org
  • Chicago Area Music Teachers Association—www.camta.org

Last Updated: 09/18/2014