Interview Request Form
Please complete ALL fields.
- You will have one hour to complete this form before it resets. If you are having an issue completing the form within the hour time limit, please complete your responses in a word document, then copy/paste them over to the form for submission.
- You must have a TNumber to complete this form.
- DO NOT submit this form more than once.
- Interview REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED after 12:00 PM CST one business day before scheduled interview dates.
- If you need to make a change to a previously submitted form, please contact
Office of Teacher Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- DO NOT submit this form if there is not a day/time listed that you can attend. Please check back later for more options.
- New interview dates are posted during the first week of each month.
- Interviews will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
- Interviews will ONLY be conducted on the days and times listed below. Please plan ahead for this requirement as there will only be certain opportunities
throughout the semester to complete it.
Please select the date and time that you would like to attend.
During your interview, you will be rated by University faculty and/or staff. Your responses to the questions below
will be shared with your interviewer in advance. Your interview will be rated on the following criteria:
-Clarity & Appropriateness of Speech
-Ability to Respond in a Focused Way
-Motivation to Teach
-Commitment to Diversity
-Experience in the Field
The rating system is as follows:
To view the scoring rubric, please click here
Please answer the following questions in 150 words or less to the best of your ability. Do not leave any questions blank.
1. Why do you wish to become a teacher?
2. What is your perception of the difficulties of being a successful teacher? Name a few.
3. What are some experiences that you have had with students in the age group of your
major (elementary, early childhood, middle school, secondary) in any setting (ex. neighborhood, church,
camp, school settings)?
4. Tell me about your philosophy of teaching and please directly address the issue of diversity.
5. A teacher should have certain qualities and behave in certain ways. What qualities have
you seen in good teachers that you want to emulate?
6. Children learn best in an environment that promotes learning. What has been your
most positive learning environment? What were its characteristics?
7. What does "diversity" mean to you?
8. What are two goals you would set for yourself as a teacher?
9. Why is integrity important in one's daily life and professional life?
10. What does social justice mean to you and why is this important to you?
11. What is one attribute that you feel that every teacher should possess?
12. Dispositions are obtained from your advisors and previous instructors who have worked
with you in an educational setting. Why are these important to the university in making decisions on whether
or not you are accepted into the program?
13. Do you have any questions for us?