Ed Majors/Teachers

Learn about offers, contracts, & hiring dates

  • You are under no obligation to immediately accept or reject an offer made to you.
    You are encouraged to take time to consider an offer, gather information, determine the employer's need-to-know timeline, and respond accordingly. There may be other opportunities you wish to pursue.
  • Ask questions to clarify the details of a job offer.
    Make sure you understand the language and the time frame. Know your rights and responsibilities.
  • Consult an expert.
    Review the contract before signing. If you need help, you can make an appointment with Student Legal Services at 775-5857. This is available to current students.
  • Signing a letter of intent is a legally binding agreement.
    You will be obligated to follow through on any teaching assignment for which you sign a letter of intent. After you sign a letter of intent, your job search should stop and you should inform any inquiring school district that you have signed a letter of intent with another district.
  • Signing a contract is a legally binding agreement for employment.
    Once you have signed the contract, you are legally committed to working as a teacher in that district for the agreed time frame. Your job search should stop and you should inform any inquiring school district that you have signed a contract with another district.
  • If you sign either a letter of intent or a contract, deactivate your name on The Wright Search.
  • Stay active on The Wright Search!
    Teaching opportunities are posted every month, often through October. To stay active on The Wright Search, upload your résumé every 30 days until you sign a contract.
Important Timeline Information

Some important dates to know in the teaching opportunity timeline:

  1. Continuing contracts are typically offered to currently employed teachers in February and March.
  2. Districts have a better idea of their remaining needs in April.
  3. As of July 10, currently employed teachers must notify districts of their intention not to return.

Attend Education Fair and Interview Day

Education Fair and Interview Day
This large and early recruiting fair provides an opportunity for Wright State students and alumni with teaching licensure to talk directly with district representatives and to participate in prearranged, on site interviews. Beginning in the November prior to the event, Career Services posts updated deadlines for participation and advice for the job search.

Be Familiar with the Ohio Department of Education

Other Resources for Education Majors

SAHE

Professional Associations and Other Job Posting Sites

State Associations

State Associations

National Associations

National Associations