Question by James B: I need some help with this one. (Advice on my Cover Letter)?
Seeking a position as an Instructor in the areas of Religion, Philosophy or Education at %%%%% University
I have taught Theatre Arts in the public school system of four years and in September of 2007, I have accepted a position as a High School Educational Counselor position for Talent Search at %%%% University. In addition, I have pastored a church for five years.
My educational background includes a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Drama with a minor in Religion and Philosophy and a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Union University. I also have Masters Degree in Education and Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. Currently, I am in my first year as a doctoral candidate for an Educational Leadership degree with Argosy University.
I am energetic, creative and I am able to employ a variety of instructional strategies to reach the diversity of learners in a classroom. I have always been interested in teaching in an institute of higher learning.
Your program will provide an excellent opportunity for me to utilize my academic background in education, religion and philosophy to help students make connections between what they learn in the classroom and what they learn in the real world.
Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership, (EDD)- Anticipated graduation 2010
University of Phoenix
Master of Arts in Education, (MAED) Curriculum and Instruction-2006
Virginia Union University
Master of Divinity (M. Div)-Major, Theology-2006
Bachelors of Arts (B.A.)-Major, Speech and Drama-1999, cum laude
Answer by ErinFromOz
Typically, your cover letter should make a connection between the company and your character. I would completely cut out the paragraph on your education (they can find out about that by reading your resume.) Stick to talking about your character and say a few things you know about the university that make you a perfect fit for their culture. Good luck!
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