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Commonly Asked Teacher Interview Questions

If you're interviewing for a teaching job, expect your interviewers to ask you questions about your teaching experience, teaching skills, technology skills, relationships and classroom management skills.

They'll also want to know about personal qualities that make you a good teacher.

Following are commonly asked teacher interview questions in each category.

While you may not be asked the exact same questions, you're likely to be asked similar ones.

Preparing your answers to these job interview questions in advance will improve your interview performance significantly.

Interview Questions about Your Experience

  • Tell us about your most rewarding teaching experience
  • What is the most challenging situation you've faced as a teacher?
  • How did your education prepare you for teaching?

Interview Questions about Your Teaching Skills

  • What is your philosophy about using computer technology for teaching?
  • How do you use technology in your classroom?
  • How do you keep up with changes in educational technology?

Interview Questions about Relationships

  • How do you involve parents in their childrenÂ’s education?
  • What do you like and not like about team teaching?
  • Please give an example of a conflict you've had with a colleague and how you handled it

Interview Questions about Classroom Management

  • What is your philosophy about discipline?
  • Describe a challenging discipline problem you've experienced, how you addressed it, and the outcome
  • Describe three techniques you use for classroom control

Interview Questions about Personal Qualities

  • What do you like best about teaching?
  • What makes you a good teacher?
  • What is your philosophy of teaching?

What About General Interview Questions?

Your interviewers are likely to ask some general job interview questions in between specific questions about teaching, so we'd encourage you to take a quick look at these 38 sample interview questions before leaving.

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