OFFICE OF TEACHER LICENSURE AND PLACEMENT SERVICES
Wittenberg's Office of Teacher Licensure and Placement Services, located in the Education Department, processes applications for licensure and assists candidates in securing employment.
The Teacher Placement Office maintains credentials for all teacher candidates. Candidates establish a credential file during the Fall Semester of their senior year. Credentials consist of:
Candidates attend a scheduled meeting Fall Semester of their senior year to receive materials and instructions for preparing their credential file.
As part of its service, the Teacher Placement Office makes available correspondence received from school districts indicating vacancies. Job postings are also distributed by way of E-mail and phone calls, etc.
The Teacher Placement Office makes arrangements for school systems to visit Wittenberg to interview teacher candidates. Appointments with visiting school representatives are made through the Placement Office in the Education Department. The Teacher Placement Office occasionally offers mock interviews as "practice" – see the Director of Student Teaching and Teacher Placement.
The Teacher Placement Office provides assistance to candidates to help them prepare effective resumes and cover letters. Sample resumes and cover letters are made available for candidates' use in the Teacher Placement Office.
Any letters of recommendation or reference written for admission to graduate school, employment, or other purposes (after January 1, 1975) are available for inspection by the candidate concerned unless the candidate has signed a waiver to inspect such records. Access to placement files and other candidate records are governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. (See Appendix F for a more detailed description of the Act.)