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Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

A teaching philosophy statement reflects your personal values as a teacher and your vision for educating students. This statement is generally requested for teaching positions in higher education, but is becoming a more common requirement for public school teaching applications.

Use the links below to assist you in preparing your cover letter. Be sure to review the samples on each of the websites.

Once you have a draft, feel free to have it reviewed in the Office of Student Success.