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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 December, UNC alumni, and community members seeking teaching employment opportunities to start in the upcoming school year.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where is TED held?
    • Location:  UNC Campus, University Center Ballrooms
    • Address:  2045 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80639
    • Check-in:  University Center Columbine Suites

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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 only offered for Spring TED.  If you would like help preparing for the event, please utilize one of the following options offered by Career Services:

    • E-mail your documents for review by a Career Counselor to career.services@unco.edu.  Please allow one week for your documents to be reviewed and returned with feedback. 
    • Visit during drop-in hours.  Drop-ins are 15 minute meetings that are held Monday - Friday from 12pm - 3pm.  
    • Make an Appointment with a Career Counselor using Handshake 
  • How can I register?

    Registration Fees:

    • UNC Students & Alumni – Registration is FREE!
    • Non-UNC Candidates - Registration is $10 (credit card or check)
    • All registration fees are non-refundable
    • Make checks payable to:  UNC Career Services

    Registration for UNC Students and Alumni:

    1. Login to Handshake
      • If you do not have an active Handshake account you will need to complete the profile and your account will go into a "pending" status. Once we have made you "Active" you will be able to continue with these instructions
    2. Click on "My Account", "My Documents" on the top bar then follow directions to upload your resume.
    3. If you would like school districts to be able to view your resume before the fair, go to "My Account", "My Profile" on the top bar then click on "Edit Profile", under your "Additional Information" change to: "Yes" for "Allow Employer Viewing", then click "Save."
    4. Click on "Career Events" on the top bar of Handshake.
    5. Click on "2018 Fall Teacher Employment Day"
    6. Select "Register for Event" and complete the form
    7. Bring your Student ID for free entry into the event!

    Registration for UNC ALUMNI & Non-UNC Candidate:

    1. Create a login and password on Handshake by clicking on "Click here to register!" located under the "Login" button.
    2. Complete the profile screen.
    3. You will want to click "Yes" if you would like School Districts to view your resume before TED.
    4. When you see the "Bear Number"box, please use the number: 123456.
    5. Click on the "register" button at the bottom of the page then click on "Submit Profile".
    6. You can just click on "Submit" for the "Get connected!" Screen.
    7. Your account is now under a "Pending" status and after it converts to "Active" you will be able to continue with the next steps of instructions.
    8. Log back into Handshake.
    9. You must now upload your resume to register for the Teacher Employment Day, but you will have the option to choose if you want your resume viewed by the attending school districts.
      1. Click on "My Account", then "My Documents", on the top bar. Follow directions to upload your resume.
      2. If you would like school districts to be able to view your resume before the fair, you must click"Yes" for employer viewing rights under "Additional Information" on your profile. Click on "Edit" on the right side of the screen to change "Allow Employer Viewing" to "Yes".
    10. Click on "Career Events" on the top bar of Handshake.
    11. Click on "2018 Fall Teacher Employment Day"
    12. Select "Register for Event" and complete form.
      • If you see the error: "You cannot register for this event as you do not currently have all the required documents on file" you need to go back to Step 9and upload a resume.
    13. Bring a picture ID for entry into the event.
  • How does the event work?

    How does the event work?

    We recommend you create a "game plan" prior to attending the event, which will enable you to know which school districts you would like to target first.

    View a list of currently registered school districts (this list will be updated periodically until the day of the fair). A layout map of the school districts will become available closer to the event date.

    Ensure you have printed your receipt prior to the event and bring your receipt to present as admission to the event.

    Adhere to normal parking regulations.  You will be responsible for any parking tickets received.  

    Even though the event is advertised to begin at 9 AM, we recommend candidates arrive between 8:00AM - 9:00AM in order to lineup for entrance to the event.  Check-in will be held in the University Center in the Columbine Suites.  Admittance to the event is first-come, first-served.

    The ballroom doors to Teacher Employment Day will open at 9 AM. Once the doors are open, candidates will approach school districts of their choice to either schedule job 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.

    Download Sample Teacher Resume

Tips for Impressing School District Representatives

  • 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.
  • List of School Districts Attending TED 2018
  • Map of School Districts at TED (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.