What to List on Resume as Experience

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  1. MetalTeacher

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    As I'm about to finish an education degree, I don't have much in the way of job experience that directly relates to education. I've been told I should start applying in the spring while I'm still in my student teaching placements, which means I need to get my resume together very soon.

    Since I won't be finished with student teaching by the time I'm applying for positions, should I include my practicum placements on my resume? I spent just under 100 hours total in my middle school placement and almost 150 hours at my high school placement, and I taught and planned multiple lessons and performed various other duties while I was there, so that leads me to want to include them, but I wanted to make sure that wouldn't give off a bad impression or be some kind of breach of etiquette before I did so.
     
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  3. TrademarkTer

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    Why not? I think you can include your student teaching experience as well, even if it is still in progress.
     
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    I thought it seemed like a good idea to include it, but was worried it would be viewed as presumptuous. I did intend to include my student teaching, but I don't actually start that until January.
     
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    Put your practicums on. It is in no way unusual and in my case has helped me get interviews. I had three teaching internships, like full-on teaching and not assisting/observing, in wildly different situations. Those internships help me appeal to those types of schools, as well as can help if whoever is interviewing you knows the schools. With your future student teaching, put it on your resume as pending with your anticipated dates.
     
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    I am in the same boat as you, except I am doing my student teaching this semester. I will also be applying for jobs in the spring.

    The advice I have received is that you should most definitely put any field experiences or practicums on your resume. List student teaching as it's own separate sub-heading under "experience." As far as your other practicums go, you can combine them all into one sub-heading and call it "practicums," or as I am doing, you can list them all separately with short descriptions of what you did in the classrooms to aid in your development.

    Not sure if this is helpful or good advice for the area you are in or applying to, but this is what most supervisors at my university are recommending and several peers have already landed some job interviews this way.
     
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    List them as in progress.
     
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    MetalTeacher, there will come a time in your career when there's no room on your resume for your practicum placements, but that time isn't now. List them - and make sure you can tell an interviewer what you learned and how you grew in each.
     
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