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CAREER DEVELOPMENT / JAN. 11, 2015
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6 Considerations for a Letter of Interest for a Curriculum Specialist

Curriculum specialists are mainly responsible for developing curriculum content and monitoring student performance in elementary and secondary schools. Recently, the need for curriculum specialists has increased in response to school district legislations that require higher student scores. If interested in this line of career, a letter of interest may help you to properly introduce yourself to your prospective employers. Here’s how to write a letter to make you suitable for the job.

Review the Job Description

Go over the position announced to find out whether you qualify for the job. The job description mostly entails training teachers and advising the administration on ways to enhance student achievement. It may also include implementing, developing and coordinating instructional programs by interpreting guidelines from school district organizations. Minimum requirements can range from an advanced degree in education to degrees in education specialties, such as special education.

Salutation

Your letter of interest should address the hiring organization and include an appropriate salutation. Remember to include your contact’s name in the salutation if it is specified in the job advertisement. If the contact name is withheld, you may address your salutation to the hiring committee. Alternatively, if you are not sure who to address it to, you can write “To whom it may concern.”

Function

Announce your interest in the vacant curriculum specialist position. Check the job advertisement for details, such as the date of the advertisement, recruiting job number or code and exact title of the position. This section should be structured to introduce you as a job candidate to the principal or hiring committee. Do not prolong your introduction. Any additional information should

Articulate your interest in working with the organization. Understand that this section greatly determines whether or not you will be summoned for a personal interview. Principals and school district committees are highly impressionable people that can draw numerous conclusions just by reading this section of the letter. For instance, wordy letters may come across as disorganized thereby resulting in an unsuccessful application. Therefore, choose your words carefully to help you make a good first impression.

Work Experience

Give a detailed account of any recent and relevant work experience. You could detail any classroom achievements and student successes brought about by your instructional expertise. Mention your ability to work either without supervision and highlight any relevant interpersonal and communication skills that set you apart from other applicants.

Benefits

The purpose of this section is to prove just how beneficial you would be to the hiring committee. Provide any educational attainment that can help you plead your case. Furthermore, give a brief summary of any professional background and relevant trainings acquired during your practice.

Conclude

Finish your letter by reiterating your interest in the curriculum specialist position and express sincere gratitude for any considerations towards your application.

Unlike the generic nature of resumes, a letter of intent can be structured to make you ideal for a vacant post. With a brief and well-written summary of your qualifications and experience, you can easily assert your interest.

 

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