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Sample Secondary Education/Foundations of Education Interview Questions 

  • What is your philosophy of education?
  • How do you handle classroom discipline?
  • Describe a course you would teach in your discipline.
  • What classes have you taught and what courses would you like to teach?
  • Describe your ability to use technology and how you would integrate it into your teaching.
  • If you were doing something for your students that you felt was right but your principal told you to stop doing it, what would you do and why?
  • How will you involve parents in the classroom?
  • If you were hired in this school (district), what would you bring to your position?
  • What do you see as the greatest challenge facing teachers today?
  • Why are you interested in working in this school (district)?
  • If you had not chosen teaching as a career, what career would you have chosen?
  • Describe a challenge you encountered during student teaching. What did you learn from it?
  • Describe a strength you have and how it relates to teaching.
  • Describe a weakness you have and how you are working to resolve it.
  • What are some methods you might use to teach a lesson?
  • You are out on the playground supervising your class and another teacher's class. You see two students yelling at each other. As you approach the two students you hear one call the other a derogatory name that is a racial slur. What do you do and why?
  • Where do you see yourself in five years?
  • How do you see yourself involved in community and/or in school activities?
  • Describe the toughest discipline situation that you have encountered and how you handled it.
  • Describe a time when you dealt with an angry parent.
  • What questions do you have for us?

  

  


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