This is a page to help alumni of the Sewanee English Department stay connected, and to help current students with placement.

Southern Teachers: Apply for Jobs

Teaching jobs are available through Southern Teachers, they are having a Job Fair, on February 4, 2023. You can find more information here

Southern Teachers helps college graduates find jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South, learn about how at

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities.  At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required.  Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc.  Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students.  To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.