Frank Erwin Center
Each fall and spring semester, Education Career Services hosts a Teacher Career Fair. More than 100 recruiting entities from Texas, across the country, and abroad attend these fairs seeking to hire UT graduates and job seekers from the public.
The morning portion of the fair is reserved for attendees to browse and meet recruiting entities. Some recruiters may choose to schedule screening interviews in the afternoon. This decision is at the discretion of each district or organization. The Career Services office provide the space and time for these interviews but otherwise is not involved in this portion of the fair day. Our experience has been that most of the on-site interviews tend to be in certification-specific shortage areas; for example, some areas of special education, bilingual education, secondary math, and secondary science. Otherwise districts either invite our students to their career fairs or to their central office for interviews. There are exceptions to this in districts where there is a teacher shortage in all areas.
The fair is an excellent opportunity for College of Education students to familiarize themselves with the job market and get acquainted with offerings from the various school districts and other recruiting entities. Undergraduate candidates in Teacher Certification and graduate students from Curriculum & Instruction, School of Information, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology and Special Education are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to talk to recruiters and make contacts with the recruiting entities.