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Teacher Employment Days

Teacher Employment Days (TED) is a teacher fair that is geared toward students who will be graduating in May, UNC alumni, and community members seeking teaching employment opportunities to start in the upcoming school year.  

Volunteer opportunities are available for students currently enrolled in the School of Teacher Education, or students pursuing a career in teaching. Student volunteers must not be currently seeking teaching employment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is TED held?
    • Location:  UNC Campus, Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center
    • Address:  17th Ave & 21st Street, Greeley, CO 80630

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  • Will administrative vacancies be available?

    In addition to teaching positions there could be; principal, superintendent, speech pathologist and school counselor positions available at this event.

  • What is TED PREP?

    TED Prep is open to UNC students and alumni as a preparation workshop to help you be successful at Teacher Employment Days. 

    The workshop will be help on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 9:00 - 11:30AM in the University Center Columbine Suites. 

    Register through Handshake, follow these instructions:

    • Login into Handshake
    • Click on "Events" at the top of your screen
    • Search for "TED Prep"
    • Click "Join Event"
    • You will receive a confirmation email with workshop details  
  • Registration Information


    UNC Student Fees: 
    • Pre-registration for UNC students before April 2 is FREE!
    • At the door registration fee for UNC Student is $25
    • All registration fees are non-refundable
    • At the door payment must be made by credit card, check, or exact cash amount

    UNC Alumni/Non-UNC Candidate Fees:

    • Registration before April 2 is $35 (+$2.00 service fee)
    • At the door registration fee is $50
    • All registration fees are non-refundable
    • At the door payment must be made by credit card, check, or exact cash amount


    UNC Student Registration Process:

    • Click on the Handshake icon on the right side of this page
    • Login to Handshake using your ursa username/password
    • Click on “Events” at the top of the screen
    • Click on “Find Career Fairs”
    • Click on "University of Northern Colorado – UNC Spring 2019 Teacher Employment Days”
    • Then click on “Join Event” to register 
    • Once registered, email your resume to: Teacherfair@unco.edu

    UNC Alumni/Non-UNC Candidates Registration Process:

    • Go to https://tickets.unco.edu/ to register through the UNC Ticket Office (find "Teacher Employment Days" on the top bar of the page)
    • Email your resume to: Teacherfair@unco.edu

    Why should I upload my resume?  

    You can gain a competitive edge by uploading your resume to be shared prior to TED with the attending school districts! 

    • To ensure that recruiters can easily find your documents,  your resume file name must include first and last name   
    • Use a PDF or Word format for your resume  
    • Email you resume to:  Teacherfair@unco.edu
    • Submit your resume before Monday, April 1st, 5:00pm
  • How does the event work?

    How does the event work?

    • Checkout the growing list of registered school districts
    • Create a "game plan" prior to the event to plan out which districts you want to speak with first.  View the layout map of the school districts during the event.
    • Please print your registration tickets and bring them with you if you have pre-registered.  If not, please bring a picture ID and be prepared to make a payment for registration.
    • On April 4th and 5th, free parking is available in designated parking lots L, M, Y.  
    • Arrive early!  Admittance to the event is first-come-first-serve. 
    • On Thursday, we recommend candidates arrive between 6:30AM - 8:00AM in order to lineup for entrance to the event.  Check-in will be held in the Recreation Center Gym, which is located next to the Bank of Colorado Arena at Butler-Hancock Athletic Center. If you can only attend one day, we recommend you attend on Thursday because not all districts will return on Friday.
    • On Friday plan to arrive between 7:30AM-8:00AM.
    • The doors to Teacher Employment Day will open at 8 AM. Once the doors are open, candidates will approach school districts of their choice to either schedule interviews and/or participate in "meet-and-greets." Meet-and-greet interactions may lead to interviews.
    • Candidates should expect to interview for jobs onsite; as such, candidates should be prepared to interview with potential noise and foot-traffic distractions. Please also note candidates are responsible for keeping their own schedule of interviews, each of which should last 30 minutes. We strongly encourage candidates to never "no-show" for an interview.
    • Each school district will display a list of positions for which they are interviewing. If you do not see your preferred position displayed, we recommend you move on to your next choice of school district. Once you have scheduled your interviews, you may go back and follow up with the districts you are interested in which may not have listed your preferred position. If the school district is not doing interviews, do not be discouraged: Most districts are willing to talk to all candidates.
  • How should I dress? What should I bring?
    • We highly recommend candidates dress professionally. You can view our Pinterest page to see our recommendations for dress.
    • Bring numerous copies of your resume (a copy machine will not be available), a copy of your transcripts, and copies of 3 letters of recommendation.
    • Secondary teacher candidates should bring a copy of their unofficial transcripts to show districts any additional areas of education you may be eligible to teach if needed. UNC students can find unofficial transcripts on Ursa under the "Student" tab.
  •  Volunteering

    TED Volunteers help support the event by assisting school districts in finding their tables, replenishing supplies, locating food and restrooms, and answering general questions throughout the day. Volunteering at TED is a great opportunity to connect with potential future employers!

    Volunteer Sign-up  here or follow these instructions: 

    • Click on the Handshake icon on the right side of this page
    • Login to Handshake using your ursa username/password
    • Click on “Events” at the top of the screen
    • Click on “Teacher Employment Days Volunteer Info Session"
    • Click on “Join Event” to register

Tips for Impressing School District Representatives

  • Come by UNC Career Services (2nd floor of the UC) for a free AAEE Job Search Handbook
  • Research the school district ahead of time—including its location and populations served—and be able to articulate why you are interested in that school district.
  • View the list of School Districts Attending Spring TED 2019
  • Map of School Districts at Spring TED 2019 COMING SOON!
  • Prior to meeting with school district representatives at Teacher Employment Day, submit your online application for the jobs and school districts of your choice; some districts will be unable to interview you at Teacher Employment Day unless you have already applied for their positions online prior to the event.
  • Show up for your interview. It is considered unprofessional to not show up for a scheduled interview, which may make it challenging for you to gain employment.
  • Follow through on all instructions from the school district following your interview.
  • Follow-up with a Thank You note. Download a sample thank you note.


Inclement Weather Policy

Should inclement weather occur, please call 970-351-4100. If the University is operating on a regular academic/work schedule, or if employees are granted a grace period to arrive, the event will be held as scheduled. Therefore, NO request for the release of obligation or refund will be granted.

In the rare circumstance that the University is closed (i.e. classes are cancelled), the event will be cancelled and every attempt will be made to reschedule.