Business Teachers work primarily at the postsecondary and college levels and instruct students about various business concepts and processes. They develop lesson plans and design curricula focusing on such topics as accounting, human resources, finance, marketing, business operations and entrepreneurship. They also grade papers and tests, apply classroom management methods and perform student progress reports. In addition, Business Teachers teach students about business technological tools, such as hardware and software programs. Business Teachers also help students build strong problem-solving, decision-making and organizational skills that will prove beneficial in a business setting.
Below you will find a list of common skills and qualities that might be mentioned in a professional Business Teacher cover letter:
- Understanding of basic business concepts and strategies
- Oral and written communication skills
- Basic computer competencies
- Organizational skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Analytical abilities
- Leadership and motivational skills
- Attention to detail and deadline-oriented
Use the sample below to get a clear idea of how these skills and abilities can be added into a Business Teacher cover letter.
Dear Ms. Rhodes:
I am an experienced Business Teacher who would like to be considered for the vacant teaching position at your school. My educational and professional background have allowed me to develop the strategies and skill set needed to effectively fill this role.
I possess a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington State University and have a strong understanding of practices and processes relating to all areas of business operations, from financial management to inventory control. My understanding of such tools as accounting software and database management programs have proven useful to the business classes I have taught.
Through strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, I have consistently developed effective relationships with school administrators, fellow teachers, community leaders and other professionals, which has led to a successful collaborative environment for my students.
I have highlighted just a few career achievements which I believe reflect my dedication to the teaching profession and my ability to serve as an effective Business Teacher at your institution:
- Developed business curriculum for 6-8 grade students at Diamond Bell Middle School
- Taught college-level business courses for advanced students at East Manor High School
- Oversaw the development of business technology courses for Dilbert Junior High
- Possess state-issued teaching license
In addition, I spent four years in the business field, working in areas of operations, communications and supply chain management for mid-sized and large companies. This experience built my organizational, analytical and time management skills which I have applied to each of my teaching positions to create effective learning environments.
I am eager to further discuss your position and my qualifications in a personal interview. Please do not hesitate to contact me to arrange an interview at your earliest convenience.
Anthony M. Telesca